Made during the hot summer months and also during Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, rose sharbat is a sweet rose-infused drink. It’s fragrantly floral and refreshing, and also infused with basil seeds, which add a jelly-like texture to the drink.
Stir the sugar, rosewater, food colouring and
Pour the boiling water into a bowl and stir in the basil seeds, then set aside for at least 10 minutes to cool. The seeds will soak up the water, becoming sticky and gelatinous.
To serve, put
The syrup and soaked basil seeds will keep in the fridge for a week, ready to make more sharbat.
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