My favorite part about summer in Karachi is Falsay! Grewia Asiatica is the botanical name of my favorite summer fruit, Falsa. Falsa belongs to the berry family, and people often mistake it for blueberries; they are close relatives but are not the same. It is native to Southern Asia, from Pakistan to Cambodia.
Falsa is a much awaited fruit by many people, in the summers. It can be used to make juices, syrups and sherbet to beat the heat. The fruit itself tastes a little sweet and sour.
My grandmother used to make the Best Falsa juice ever (by hand). Hands down, it is my favorite juice in the world! Thanks to my recent trip to Karachi, I got my hands on some falsay! 🙂
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- 1 Cup Fresh Falsa
- 1/2 – 1 Cup Sugar
- A pinch of Black Salt (Kaala Namak)
- Ice Cubes
- 2-3 Cups Water
- Put the Falsay in a blender with water and blend for a few seconds (Try to do it as less you can so you don’t crush the seeds – my nani used to do it with her hands rather than using a machine..)
- Pour the mixture through a sieve and add some sugar and water to the mixture as you do so. Keep repeating the process until the seeds are left.
- Add a pinch of black salt and serve chilled with ice!
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