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- 2 minutes Indian drink recipe for hot summer days
While working on my future pop-ups meal menus, I surfed the blogs for an awesome drink recipe with rooh afza. Well, I got numerous ideas but I wanted to add my own twist to it so I decided to use fresh mint leaves and fennel seeds. Rooh Afza can be found in Indian grocery store and they are syrupy pink liquid made with fruits, herbs and vegetable extracts. It is a coolant and drink made with it is popularly during summer. They are generally mixed with cold milk and is a popular drink that is consumed to break the Ramadan fasting.
For my Indian street food pop-up, I mixed little rooh afza with fresh orange juice and ginger ale and served it ice cold with muddled mint leaves and freshly crushed fennel seeds. You can also serve it with ice cream like a sundae or like the popular Indian dessert called Falooda.
You can also buy Hamdard Rooh Afza Sharbat Syrup, Rose, 28.22 fl.oz from amazon.
I gifted this to my colleague who was hosting a memorial day BBQ party. I prefer not to add too much of the syrup as it adds a strong flavor. I would start with 1/3 cup for 1 litre of the liquid (both orange juice and ginger ale combined). Then work by way up. Also please note that there is no particular recipe to follow. You can add more of roof afza or orange juice or ginger ale depending on your liking.
Rooh Afza Sharbat: Indian Drink
- 1/3-1/2 cup rooh afza
- 500 ml orange juice
- 500 ml ginger ale
- 10 mint leaves, finely chopped and crushed in a mortar & pestle
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds, freshly crushed
- First mix rooh afza with little orange juice with a stirrer or a spoon. Transfer to jar. Add the remaining orange juice and stir well to combine.
- Slowly pour the ginger ale as it will have fizz and might over flow.
- Finally add the mint leaves and fennel seeds.
- While serving, add ice cubes and one mint leaves as a garnish and pour the drink.