Friday, July 22, 2011

Gulab sharbat or "Rose petal drink"

Sharbat is a syrup made from fruits or extracts of flowers and herbs. The syrup is diluted with water and served with ice. Some of the Sharbat may not be diluted in water, for Falooda rose syrup is diluted in evaporated milk. The Sharbat may be used to pour over desserts. Sharbat is an aromatic syrup that is diluted with water and served over ice. Sharbat is a cooler beverage served during hot summers in India. Sharbat is derived from Arabic word 'Sharbah', meaning 'a drink'. Sharbat remained a popular beverage of all the Moghul emperors. Up to 1950s, Sharbat were the preferred beverage for poor and rich, and then came the Coca Cola, rest is history.On a hot summer's day,  frosty glass of Rose Sharbat can really cool you off. Another nice way to have it is in a glass of cold milk. Yummy!
 2 cups pink rose petals
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate juice(optional)
1/2 cup water  
 In pan add sugar and water, than heat till suger is dissolved.
 Take 1/4 cup warm water and rose petals than crush and make paste.
 Add cardamom powder and pomegranate juice or beet paste than mix well.
 Leave this mixture about 4 hours than strain through a very fine sieve.
 Now add sugar syrup and lime juice and mix well.
Store in the fridge for a 15 days.
 Pour some syrup in a glass , mix with chilled water and ice than serve.
·        If  you like Rose milkshake than add some syrup in chilled milk and mix well than serve.
·        Coriander leaves, basil leaves and mint leaves take ½ cup and make paste than strain. and take this 1 teaspoon water in one glass of rose drink. 
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Adora's Box said...

Lovely. I like rose essence but have never extracted flower petals. I like this drink, especially with the cardamom.

Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny said...

How pretty and refreshing, sounds delicious! :)

Deeksha said...

Looks nice! Homemade sherbat rocks...

Tiffany said...

LOVE your photo and sounds wonderful!

Christine's Pantry said...

Refreshing drink. Great photo. Thanks for sharing.

Suman Singh said...

Sharbat looks divine and so refreshing..

Carolyn said...

I really want to try this, we have roses in our yard and it would seem so exotic to make a drink from them!

Lilla said...

So the italian word "giulebbe" comes from your gulab...beautiful recipe and very interesting post...thanks Daksha :)

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely presentation drink looks colourful delicious

Nami @ Just One Cookbook said...

It's very girly drink - the color, smell, and the name... It's perfect for a tea party!

Medeja said...

Cute color! And that drink sounds so exotic :)

Nava.K said...

Lovely refreshing drink, very creative too and simply love that adding the rose petals.

kankana said...

I have heard many people eating rose petals .. I somehow couldn't gain the guts to eat it. The drink looks pretty and refreshing .. that I would love to try :)

Jay said...

just wonderful dear..:)
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aipi said...

Such a beautiful n fragrant drink ~ the color is so girly n pretty :)
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Anonymous said...

Please email to recipes.Thank you.

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

That's beautiful. I have never tried this before. Thanks for sharing.

Jill@MadAboutMacarons said...

This looks absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for introducing me to Sharbat - the flavours sound beautiful.

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