Beat the heat with this cool Katira Drink. This fabulous drink sweetened with sugar syrup will inspire guests to linger for one more glass. It is available only during the fasting month from Ramadan bazaar throughout the South East Asian countries.
This drink is made to drive away the heat inside the human body, cure sore throat, to counteract toxicity also has positive medicinal effects on human bodies.
Before assembling the drink you need to soak the katira, kembang semangkok overnight until they expand and prepare the sugar syrup by boiling the sugar and water until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool to room temperature. Also soak the basil seed in cold boiled water until it swells then drain.
Add a sweet twist to this basic katira drink by adding chopped dates/sweet corn, one or two drops of yellow, red or green food coloring to it. With added color makes it look festive and more enjoyable to drink.