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Appears in
The Food of India: A Journey for Food Lovers

By Priya Wickramasinghe

Published 2005

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Sweet drinks, Indian Muslim in origin, are often drunk during the month-long ramadan fast. In this rosewater drink, the sugar is an energy source that is highly recommended while fasting. Falooda can also be made with falooda noodles instead of the agar jelly.


Rose Syrup

  • 220 g (1 cup) sugar
  • 2 teaspoons rosewater, or to tas


To make the rose syrup, put the sugar and 250 ml (1 cup) water in a large, heavy-based saucepan, bring to the boil and boil for 2 minutes. Add rosewater, to taste, and enough colouring to make a pink syrup