Recipe: These summer coolers from your childhood promise nostalgia in every sip

Dentist-turned-recipe creator Neha Mathur of Whisk Affair shares two desi favourites

author_img Sonali S Published :  26th April 2021 06:45 PM   |   Published :   |  26th April 2021 06:45 PM

Mohabbat ka Sharbat


  • 500 ml Chilled Milk

  • ¼ cup Sugar

  • 3 tbsp Rose Syrup

  • 1 cup Watermelon Juice

  • 1 cup Watermelon (chopped)

  • 1 cup Chilled Water

  • Rose Petals (to garnish)

  • Ice Cubes (as required)


  • Mix chilled milk, sugar, and rose syrup in a bowl.

  • Add watermelon juice, chopped watermelon, and chilled water and mix well.

  • Add ice cubes and garnish with rose petals.

  • Serve immediately.


Neha Mathur


Jeera Soda

Jeera Soda


  • ½ cup Cumin Seeds

  • 1 tbsp Black Peppercorns

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar

  • 4 tsp Black Salt

  • 4 tsp Chaat Masala

  • 1 cup Water

  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice

  • Plain Soda (as required)


  • Dry roast cumin seeds and black peppercorns until slightly browned.

  • Remove the pan from heat and let it cool.

  • Grind the roasted cumin seeds and peppercorns to make a coarse powder.

  • Transfer this powder into the pan.

  • Add sugar, black salt, and chaat masala.

  • Add water and cook to make a thick syrup.

  • Store this syrup in a glass syrup.

  • Add ice cubes in a glass.

  • Add lemon juice and 2 tbsp syrup to the glass.

  • Top the glass with soda and served immediately.


Recipes shared by Neha Mathur of Whisk Affair, a dentist-turned-Instagram inspiration for all things food.