This drink Rose masala spritzer is inspired from my childhood memories. But first things first, how cute are these jars? I am obsessed with serving drinks in empty glass jars. FYI- Even the most happening restaurants are serving beverages in glass jars these days.
As soon as mom would go in her room for afternoon nap, me and my brother would silently take out ice from freezer and crush it with a rolling pin between kitchen towl. Only thing left to do after that was to fill our bowls with beaten ice and slather it with our choice of syrup which was always Roohafza (rose syrup) for me and Rasna (orange) for my brother.
Remember Roohafza? Every kid in India knows what Roofaza is!After a long day at school, nothing seemed more refreshing than a glass of chilled Roohaafza. Made with just rose syrup and cold water, this famous Indian drink is served as a welcome drink in most of the houses.
Another drink which is very popular in India during summer is Masala soda. Numerous street vendors can be found selling it during summer. Soda water is poured atop concoction of chat masala, roasted cumin powder,lime juice and sugar syrup.
So basically Roohafza+ Masala Soda/Sprtizer = Rose Masala Sprtizer.
Its getting hotter by the day and I am gulping down truckloads of fluids including this delicious drink.
Give it a try now!
Serving- Makes 1 glass
Diet- Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
2 Tsp Rose syrup
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4th Tsp Himalyan salt (kala namak)
1/2 Tsp roasted cumin powder (jeera)
1/4th tsp chaat masala
1 Tbsp soaked chia seeds (bapchi/sabja beej)
Cold soda water
Soak 2-3 Tsp chia seeds in 1/2 cup water and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Take a serving glass/jar. Add rose syrup followed by lemon juice, himalyan salt,chat masala and roasted cumin powder. Mix with straw or spoon.
Now pour soda slowly.
Add soaked chia seeds and relish.
I love chia seeds and I add it to pretty much every drink, even coconut water. You can leave out if you want but they really are good for you!
1. If you can't find Roohafza in Asian stores, feel free to use rose syrup of any other brand.
2. Himalyan salt (kala namak), chat masala and cumin can be easily found too in Asian stores.
3. For making roasted cumin powder- Dry roast cumin in a pan on medium heat till it just changes colour. Transfer onto a plate and grind in processor once at room temperature.
Incase you try this recipe and love it, don't forget to take a picture and tag me on Instagram at #fascinatingfoodworld.
Incase you are looking for more drinks to quench yourself, try Thai iced tea