Unique Holi Recipe – Rose Sabja Sharbat

Rose Sabja Sharbat
Ingredients:

· Nuts – (Almonds 10 nos; Pista 8 nos; Cashew 8 nos)

· Melon Seeds – ¼ tbsp

· Fennel Seeds – ¼ tbsp

· Sabja Seeds – 1 tbsp (soaked)

· Green Cardamom – 6 nos

· Cinnamon – ½ inch

· Black Pepper – 2 corns

· Saffron Strands – 1 pinch (optional)

· Rose Syrup – 3 tbsp

· Rose Water – 1 tsp

· Milk – 500 ml

· Rose Petals – 2 nos

· Sugar – 3 tbsp

· Salt – 1 pinch (optional)

Method:

Bring milk to a boil and add sugar.

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil, toss in the nuts and blanch for a minute. Drain and rinse with cold water to quickly cool them down. Add to a blender along with melon seeds, fennel seeds, black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, salt and saffron (optional). Make a coarse paste and then blend in the milk till smooth. Add rose syrup and rose water. Allow to cool, refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight. Mix well, strain and add sabja seeds (Soak sabja seeds in a glass of water for 20 minutes. Strain excess water if any). Serve chilled garnished with rose petals.

 

By Chef Thayanithi Tamilarasu, Sr. Sous Chef, Signature Club Resort, Brigade Group

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