FOOD FIX

FOOD FIX

Smells good, tastes divine

Gulkhand made from rose petals/sugar candy or honey is a very good tonic. A tbsp of gulkhand taken with a dash of butter is supposed to keep the alimentary canal clean and reduce mouth ulcers. Authentic gulkhand is available at ayurvedic outlets and it lends itself to quite a few delicacies.

Rose Marbles
Ingredients
nRose essence 3/4 drops
nGulkhand 4 Tbsp
nPheda 6 pieces
nPaneer rose petals 12 (fresh & clean) optional

Method
Crush the phedas, add rose essence and knead to a soft, pliable consistency. Divide into 12 equal-sized balls; take each ball, flatten. Place 1 tbsp of gulkhand in the centre and roll again to a ball, so as to encase it. Press a rose petal before serving.

Rose Rhapsody
Ingredients
nRose petals 8 for garnish
nGulkhand 8 Tsp
nMilk 4 glasses
nRipe banana (small) 2 (mashed)

Method
Put banana and milk in blender and whisk till smooth. Add gulkhand and whisk again till well-blended and chill. Serve garnished with 2 petals each. Serves four.

Hints
While making jamoons, add a few drops of rose essence to the sugar syrup, instead of cardamom powder, to savour real gulabi jamoons. Use only the petals of  paneer roses. Gulkhand can also be eaten as a spread on buttered toast.

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