Shital's-Kitchen: Rose Sharbat

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rose Sharbat

Wonder why roses bloom in spring and summer? They have a super cooling property! Color, fragrance and taste of freshly bloomed roses is amazing. Even Lord Krishna is offered rose in summer in the form of garlands, decors and meals. Gulkand is another sweet and refreshing concentrate made for rose petals and sugar and can be used in Pan (beetle leaf) or in milkshakes. Another popular sweet from Kutch is Gulab Pak, a barfi made with concentrated milk and rose petals.

Gulab jal/ rose water pads used on tired eyes can help in reducing dark circles. Even rose water can be used as cleansing during facial.

Doodh cold drink, as my mom used to say and make this delicious chilled milk and rose syrup drink for us and serve it in a silver straw attached cups. She made the rose syrup at home to avoid preservatives or adulterations from the store bought ready made syrup. Look at the cute glasses I have to serve this pretty colored drink! :)

Use those beautifully bloomed roses on your table not just for decoration but on your plate to prepare a delicacy of your choice.
These roses have a brilliant smell, super sweet and fresh!

Heat 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. 
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Wash rose petals and boil them well in the syrup.
Use organically grown rose petals that are pesticide and chemical free.

 Remove the while/yellow part of the petal.

Since the red rose I used to make the syrup are not the ones I planted, and I am not sure if they are organically grown, I will not use this syrup. This was my experiment for you all. Add rose extract/essence available at the Indian grocery store and red food color to make sharbat syrup.

I made another batch of sugar syrup with 2 cups sugar and 1 cup water. Simmer for 8-10 minutes.
Let the syrup cool.

Add 1 tsp. rose extract/essence.

Mix 1/4 tsp. red food colour.

Store the syrup in an air tight container and refrigerate it.
Add organic rose petals or dry rose petals to the syrup.
Add 1-1 1/2 tbsp. of syrup to 1 cup water and serve chilled Rose Sharbat.

Use this syrup to make Falooda Drink

Use the syrup over pancakes or crepes.

Add 1-1 1/2 tbsp. syrup to a cup of chilled milk and serve Doodh Cold Drink.
Enjoy this Cool Refreshing Drink!!


  1. Ur glasses are very cute. The drink looks very cooling.

    1. Thank you! :) It is indeed very cooling and refreshing :)
      Thanks again,

  2. From where got the glasses