Muharram ka Sharbat

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What is Muharram?

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar and considered to be highly religious, only coming next to Ramadan.

Muharram ka Sharbat | Hyderabad special doodh ka sherbet is a popular drink specially made on Muharram day.  This is a heirloom drink recipe. Do give this a try!


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– ½ lit. Milk – 50 g Almonds – 25 g Pistachio – ½ cup Sugar – ¼ tbsp. Cardamom powder – 1 tbsp. Almond flakes FOR TEMPERING: – pinch of Oudh | Agarwood powder – 1 Coal piece


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Almonds & Pistachio

Peeled and ready to use

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Step 1

Soak almonds in water for 1 hour. Peel the skin of almonds and grind to coarse paste by adding pistachio.

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Step 2

When the milk starts to boil, lower the flame and add coarsely ground almond and pistachio paste. 

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Step 3

Add ground paste along with sugar. Stir till milk comes to boil. Reduce the flame and cook till milk slightly thickens. 

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Step 4

Agarwood | Oud is key ingredient in making this sherbet. This will give woody, aromatic and smoky taste to the drink.

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Step 5

Heat coal by placing it on the stove top.  Carefully using twigs place burning coal onto a small steel/iron plate/bowl

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Step 6

Grab the empty bowl in one hand and sprinkle pinch of oudh onto the burning coal and invert the bowl on it. 

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Step 7

By doing so the aromatic smoke coming from the oudh will be collected in the bowl.

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Step 8

Garnish with almond flakes and serve chilled.

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