Katira Drink |Special Ramadan Drink

katira drink

Katira Drink

Katira Drink |Special Ramadan Drink


This Refreshing, Rehydrating and Cooling Drink is a Hunger Buster too! Known simply as Katira Drink here in Singapore, it is loaded with some cooling ingredients. This drink is popularly served during the Month of Ramadan, when it is time to break the fast for the day.. Simply put, it is a Rose flavored milk with the added cooling benefits of Gum Tragacanth, Basil Seeds and Malva Nut. In Singapore evaporated milk and rose water is used along with rock sugar to flavor the milk… but this is an acquired taste. My family prefers a good rose syrup and very light milk.. that is a combination of cold skimmed milk and iced water. Check out the video to have a look at the ingredients used.

katira drink recipe video

Katira Drink |Special Ramadan Drink

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Recipe Name: Katira Drink |Special Ramadan Drink
Recipe Type: Drinks
Author: Shana c/o Recipes ‘R’ Simple
Prep time: 5
Cook time:
Total time: 
Yield: (1.5 ml jug)


  • Small handful of Gum Tragacanth / Gond Katira / Gum Katira Sap
  • 2 tsp Basil Seeds
  • 5- 6 Boat Sterculia Seeds / Malva Nuts / Pang da Hai / Kembang Semangkuk
  • ¼ – ½ cup rose flavored syrup (I like the F&N Brand)
  • Skimmed milk and water as needed to fill 1.5 ml jug
  • Optional- chopped dates and chopped agar agar jelly
  • Ice cubes, as required


  •  Soak the Gum Tragacanth in a large bowl of water for 5- 7 hours (overnight), till it fills the water and look like jelly.
  • Also soak the Boat Sterculia Seeds. It will grow into looking like something that totally lives under the sea. :)
  • Remove the seed and the skin from the soaked mixture and keep only the ‘jelly like’ part.
  • Basil seeds need to be soaked till they expand / swell up as well.
  • To a 1.5 litre jug, add all the soaked ingredients as well as the chopped dates and jelly. Add the water and milk to the capacity of the jug. It should not be too milky. A nice dilute milk is better for this recipe.
  • Add the rose flavored syrup (which is sweetened) and adjust to desired level of sweetness! Stir well! Pour into iced glasses and serve.

Katia Drink |Special Ramadan Drink


Key Ingredients: Milk, Water, Gum Tragacanth,, Basil Seeds, Malva Nuts, Agar Agar, Dates, Sweet Rose Syrup.

Leave a comment if you tried – Katia Drink | Special Ramadan Drink.

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