Gol Paani | Jaggery Lime Drink

A simple drink with jaggery, lime juice and soaked basil seeds…




When I chose the theme of “Summer Drinks” for the Blogging Marathon #146, there were several ideas that were running in my head. Unfortunately, the month of Ramadan ran away fast and all I could try was to make the Kannur drink. The beauty of drinks is that there are so many options available if you search around. That is when I landed up on a Bohri drink called “Gol Paani”.


Gol Paani is said to be a drink enjoyed by the Bohri community – you can read about this community here – after a heavy meal. This simple drink is a good digestion aid. The beauty of this drink is it is just three ingredients – water, jaggery syrup or powdered jaggery and plumped basil seeds. If you add more ingredients to this drink, then it becomes “Gud Sarbath”. I will try that later, since it has more spices going in and will be best when the summers get a bit harsh. I was a bit paranoid while I tried this, but I felt that jaggery had a very interesting flavor in plain water. I added in a squeeze of lime juice, which is optional. Try it when you are in a mood for something very simple and refreshing…




5 from 3 votes

Gol Paani | Jaggery Lime Drink

Course Drinks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 2
Author Rafeeda AR


  • 2-4 tbsp powdered jaggery as per sweetness
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 cups ice cold water
  • 1/2 tsp basil seeds soaked in 2 tbsp water and bloomed
  • Mint leaves for garnish


  • In a shaker, add jaggery, lime juice and water. Shake vigorously till all well combined.
  • Stir in the bloomed basil seeds.
  • Pour into two glasses, top with mint leaves and enjoy.


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  1. babypose says:

    The drink looks so refreshing, like to try it.

  2. 5 stars
    The drink looks very refreshing with those Basil seeds. Maybe I can serve it to hubby, who has a small piece of jaggery after his meals. Gur definitely helps in digestion. Real good one Rafeeda.

  3. Priya Srinivasan says:

    5 stars
    Such a refreshing drink rafee! We have panagam something similar but without the basil! I think basil acts as the coolant here ❤️ that hue and color of the drink itself is inviting

  4. wow, this recipe is really refreshing and healthy too.. you can enjoy any time.

  5. 5 stars
    This gol pain looks refreshing and tasty. I could have a glass of it right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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