Watermelon Saunf Sharbat

Watermelon Saunf Sharbat


What better way to cool off than with a tall glass of sharbat. This one uses the awesome watermelon as the refreshing fruit together with the cooling effects of fennel. A lovely sweet syrup is made which has the delicate fennel flavour infused into it which is then blended with the watermelon. Happy days!


  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 150ml water
  • 1 watermelon, chopped with seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch salt


  1. In a small frying pan toast the fennel seeds over medium heat, until they are fragrant – about a minute.
  2. In a pan add the water and sugar and bring to the boil to dissolve the sugar.
  3. Add the fennel seeds and leave to simmer until the water has reduced by half.
  4. Remove from the heat and set to one side for a few minutes.
  5. In a blender puree the watermelon with the fennel syrup, lemon juice, and salt.
  6. Transfer to a jug and stir, leave to chill.
  7. Serve the sharbat in a glass over ice.