Tokhme Sharbati Recipe+3 Types of Basil Seeds

When summer comes, we all look for a natural drink that we can easily make at home to quench our thirst. Tokhme sharbati syrup(Basil Seeds) is one of the familiar summer syrups for Iranians.

Maybe we once ate tokhm sharbati syrup in different ceremonies as a sacrificial syrup and its pleasant taste is imprinted in all of our minds.

Tokhme sharbati syrup is one of the easiest syrups that we can prepare at home. The basil seed is a carob plant that grows in deserts and mountains in early spring.

Because it can be felt under the teeth and the pleasant glazed state that it has by absorbing a lot of water, the basil seed can be one of the suitable options for a hot summer afternoon.

Because of the properties of Basil seeds, it has many benefits for the body, including reducing stomach and digestive pains, slimming, and weight loss, calming the nerves and good for mouth and teeth, treating high blood pressure, and being good for the skin and hair.

With the amount of ingredients included in this recipe, you can prepare this syrup for 4 people. If you want to make more or less, just multiply or divide the amount of ingredients. Stay with meals cook by teaching this syrup recipe.

3 type of tokhme sharbati syrup:

3 type of tokhme sharbati syrup

1. Tokhm sharbati syrup with saffron

2. Tokhm sharbati syrup with bahar narenj

3. Tokhm sharbati syrup with bidmeshk and saffron

How to make tokhme sharbati syrup? (Basil Seeds syrup)

For: 2 people

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

1. Tokhme sharbati syrup with saffron

Tokhme sharbati syrup with saffron

Using basil seeds and saffron in a syrup gives it a very delicious taste. You can use this syrup to entertain guests or drink a glass of it to prevent heatstroke in the summer season.

How to make tokhme sharbati syrup with saffron


Saffron  1 teaspoon
Sugar  2 glasses
Basil seed  2 tablespoons
Rose water  1/2 glass
Water  2 glasses


1. Soaking basil seedes in syrup

In the first step of how to prepare tokhme sharbati with saffron syrup, pour the basil seeds into a glass. Add a little warm water to it and soak it for 1 hour until its volume doubles.

2. Preparing saffron

At this stage, you should pour the saffron into the grinders and grind it completely. Then pour them into a glass and add some boiling water to it. After the saffron is mixed with boiling water, add an ice cube to it and place a saucer on the glass until the saffron is completely colored.

3. Boil water and sugar

At this stage, you should pour sugar and water into a pot. Then put the pot on the gas with gentle heat. Allow the sugar to slowly dissolve in the water and boil for 30-40 minutes until completely thickened.

4. Add other ingredients 

After the syrup has thickened, in this step you should add saffron to the nectar and mix the ingredients well. Let the syrup boil for another 20 minutes until ready.

5. Making syrup:

After the syrup boils, in the last step you should turn off the gas flame and let the syrup cool down. Then pour 1 tablespoon of saffron sherbat into a glass. If you want, add some ice cubes and fill the rest of the glass with cold water.

6. At the end, add the tokhme sharbati and mix the syrup well. Now you can enjoy this delicious syrup. You can use some freshly chopped mint to decorate it.

Basil Seeds syrup is like other Persian drinks such as sharbate albaloo, sharbate beh limoo, bahar narenj drink, and sharbate nana.

2. Tokhme sharbati syrup with bahar narenj

Tokhme sharbati syrup with bahar narenj

To prepare Basil Seeds syrup with sharbate bahar narenj, soak basil seeds in the size of half a glass and wash them several times until the soil is removed.

Then mix with the above-mentioned bahar narenj ingredients and add a little honey instead of sugar, the size of a tablespoon. Mix all the ingredients and put it in the refrigerator to cool.

3. Tokhmeh sharbati with bidmeshk and saffron syrup

How to make tokhme sharbati syrup with bidmeshk and saffron


Aragh bidmeshk  2 glasses
Water  1 glasses
Sugar  4 cups
Basil seeds 1 tablespoon
Thick brewed saffron 2 tablespoons (optional)


To prepare this syrup with basil seeds, you must first boil water and sugar together. Then add saffron. When you want to make bidmeshk syrup, add washed and prepared basil seeds to the syrup base.

1. Heat water and sugar

In the first step pour water and sugar into a suitable pot and put it on the heat. Wait for the water to heat up and the sugar grains to dissolve in it. In the meantime, clean the basil seeds pour in a glass of water, and wash. Add some warm water to them to make them puff up.

2. Add saffron

After the water and sugar are as thick as you like, add the brewed saffron to the ingredients. Let the syrup color. Then turn off the heat and wait until the syrup loses its temperature and cools down. After the syrup cools down, add bidmeshk juice to the ingredients and stir.

How to wash basil seeds

To wash the basil seeds, fill a large bowl with water and pour the basil seeds into it. So that the basil seeds do not stick together, stir them with a fork until they settle down slowly.

Wait for a while until the seeds come to the surface of the water and remove them.

Change this water several times until the water is clean and there is nothing left on the water. Then, at this stage, we slowly stir the basil seeds and transfer them to another bowl so that the sand and pebbles of the basil seeds remain in the first bowl.

To make sure it is completely cleaned and there is no other sand and pebbles, repeat this several times. The only thing you need to pay attention to is that these steps should be done quickly but carefully and slowly and finished before the basil seeds become glazed.

 Tokhme Sharbati Benefits:

benefits of tokhme sharbati(basil seeds)

1. The properties of syrupy seeds for the liver

Tokhme sharbati is rich in flavonoid antioxidants that protect the body against free radicals and reduce the risk of liver cirrhosis and liver cancer. Another property of basil seed is to help treat and cleanse the liver.

The cause of fatty liver is the excessive accumulation of fat in the liver, and to deal with fatty liver, it is necessary to reduce blood lipids and eat healthily.

Fiber is one of the substances that can help control the level of cholesterol and blood sugar, and basil seeds are rich in fiber; Also, the pectin present in the seeds of this reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the intestine.

Continuous consumption of basil seeds controls the cholesterol level, and this control reduces the accumulation of fat in the liver, thus preventing and treating fatty liver.

Also, one of the other properties of this syrup is controlling blood sugar, which you know is another reason for fatty liver disease is high blood sugar, and in this way, it helps the health of the liver.

2. Properties for the skin

Basil seeds are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, and with their help, they control free radicals. If left unchecked, free radicals cause wrinkles on the skin of the face and neck. The basil seed controls these free radicals and rejuvenates and removes skin wrinkles.

Another property of tokhme sharbati is to brighten the skin. This medicinal plant contains fatty acids and strong antioxidants, which, if you use it as a mask, will lighten the skin.

To prepare a face mask from basil seeds, first grind one teaspoon of basil seeds and in the next step, add a teaspoon of lukewarm water and a teaspoon of lemon juice to the ground basil seeds and mix them. Put this mask on your face for half an hour and then wash your face with water.

3. Properties for hair

Hair food is protein, if the hair does not get enough protein, it will not grow properly. Basil seeds contain large amounts of protein, thus providing protein to the hair. These properties of Basil seeds can be used to treat hair loss.

One of the reasons why basil seeds are very useful for hair is the presence of protein, sodium, phosphorus, manganese, and fiber in this medicinal plant. Also, tokhme sharbati has omega 3 which is very useful for skin and hair health.

4. Properties for sleep

Another benefit of tokhme sharbati is that it helps you sleep comfortably. Basil seeds have a positive effect on mood and reduce daily stress and tension. In addition, the basil seeds contain magnesium, which helps to treat insomnia by reducing cholesterol levels.

The embryo of the Basil Seeds contains the amino acid tryptophan, which plays a useful role in controlling and regulating sleep.

5. Consuming while sleeping

Consuming tokhme sharbati while sleeping makes you able to sleep comfortably even in noisy and crowded places. Basil Seeds are rich in nutrients, as a result, with this feature, consuming basil seeds while sleeping is useful for those who wake up during the night due to hunger or thirst.

6. The properties for weight loss

One of the most famous properties of basil seed is the properties of this herbal medicine for weight loss. The basil seed is rich in vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein, and because of these, it increases the body’s metabolism and thus leads to rapid weight loss.

Basil Seeds have very few calories. The basil seed is rich in fiber, which reduces the appetite, on the other hand, as you know, the tokhme sharbati absorbs water and a jelly substance surrounds it, which also happens in the stomach, and by absorbing water, it increases in volume and causes Appetite decreases.

Reducing appetite prevents overeating and thus helps in slimming and weight loss. Another property of egg syrup is to help relieve constipation, which is another factor that causes weight gain.

  • The time of consuming syrupy seeds for weight loss

It is better to use basil seeds half an hour before each meal or in the middle of the day when you are weak to benefit from the properties of basil seeds and experience fitness.

You can also consume a glass of tokhme sharbati with some honey and lemon juice every morning on an empty stomach and enjoy the benefits of Basil Seeds in that you feel full throughout the day and it helps in better elimination.

Is tokhme sharbati warm or cold?

In response to the question of whether the tokhme sharbati is hot or cold, it should be said that the flavor of basil seed is Hot and dry temperament, and its consumption is useful for people who have a cold and dry temperament.

Consuming basil seeds is harmful for those who have a hot and moist nature because the nature of basil seeds is hot and moist by itself.

Sabja Seeds (Basil Seeds) Nutrients

made by: bebodywise.com

In a 100g serving of sabja seeds, the nutrients are

  • 4.34 grams of carbohydrates
  • 3.9 grams of dietary fibre
  • 0.3 grams of sugar
  • 2.54 grams of protein
  • 0.61grams of total fat
  • 0.041grams of saturated fat
  • 0.389 grams of polyunsaturated fat
  • 0.088 grams of monounsaturated fat

Additionally, Sabja seeds are high in fibre and high in Omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain a significant amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, calcium and magnesium, and vitamins C and folates. So, they can be rightly called wonder seeds.

Sabja Seeds Benefits

Sabja seeds are rich in dietary fiber and contain essential nutrients like vitamin K, protein, iron, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. The following are the most significant basil seeds benefits:

1) Helps regulate blood pressure:

Potassium present in sabja seeds helps dilate blood vessels and aids in managing blood pressure.


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