Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sharab Al Nana

Normally the word sharab (shahraab') means alcohol in Hindi but this drink -a speciality of Saudi - is non alcoholic and is made from mint and saffron. You can use dried or fresh mint for this.Recipe wise there is nothing much as it is sugar syrup but absolutely loveable coolant.I came to know about it and have used  the recipe from here.Since I do not have much of  a "recipe"  I am adding more pics here :)

Ingredients:
Fresh Mint Leaves: 1/4 cup +/- as you like
Saffron: a pinch
Water: 2+/-  glasses/cups/bowls as how you are going to serve
Sugar: as per taste

Preparation:

In a teapot/suitable bowl mix together mint,saffron and sugar.



Boil water in a sauce pan and pour it over the mix in the teapot/bowl.
Now,put the teapot/bowl on the stove and bring to a boil preferably on low heat.I started at high flame,then reduced it to simmer and let it cook for 1-2 minutes.
Remove from heat and serve or let it sit for the flavours to steep in.

Serve garnished with fresh mint leaves -warm during teatime or cold adding icecubes which is much preferable to me any season anytime.

This simple minty drink is also going to AWED:KSA at Kitchen Samraj, an event by DK.       
     
Through the pics  you can see the colour changing to deep yellow-greenish from the saffron and the mint. Enjoy it anytime.I did adding icecubes :)

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