When I signed up for the Blogging Marathon this month, I had totally forgotten that in my schedule, I had placed to do the 3B2B series on the blog too. While trying to fit through my schedule, it popped up and I had to do it. The theme I had chosen was “Cold Drinks for Ramadan”. Most of the countries are having summer during this blessed month and all you need at the time of Iftar, is something cold to wash down your throat. Even though there is no substitute as good as timid water to elevate your thirst, we always look out something sweet to get going. Even if somebody tells it is unhealthy, we would prefer to have something sweet to go down.
Watermelon is something that gets eaten by a tonne in our house daily during Ramadan. How much ever is cut, it is never enough. Usually, I serve it in this form, but of late, this sharbath has been doing the round. We are not fans of Rooh Afza, but when put together with team watermelon, it seems to be loved!
I have no clue why this drink is called so. Very cheesy name – Mohabbat Ka Sharbath! It also seems to be called “Pyar Mohabbat Sarbath”. I discovered it while going through this article as one must-have along with spicy kebabs during the after-Iftar walk along the Old Delhi gallis. There are so many versions floating of this humble drink recently over the net, but I like to keep it simple, just the way it is mentioned in that article, with no extra ingredients.
Make the RoohAfza milk as early as possible, so that you can chill it by the time it is Iftar. Plop in the watermelon cubes into the glass, and have a-sip-and-chew experience! I would suggest not to be as lazy as I am and cut the watermelon peices as small as possible, or if you want to give some exercise for the teeth, then please feel free to cut them like I do! 😉 If you are not a fan of RoohAfza, you can use rose syrup. I have tried both and personally prefer this drink with Rooh Afza – I feel the watermelon does add an oomph to its “medicinal” taste. If you have guests and want something different, then try this… it will be loved for sure, just like its name… 🙂
Mohabbat Ka Sharbath
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 cup RoohAfza concentrate more for sweetness
- 1 cup diced watermelon as small as possible
- Whisk the milk, water and RoohAfza till smooth.
- Pour into glasses topped with the watermelon. Enjoy!
You may prepare the RoohAfza and keep it chilled, add the watermelon cubes at the time of serving.
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