Pakistan Rose Petals
Here in the states we don’t usually think of using flowers in our cooking, but in other parts of the world many different flowers are regularly used to flavor dishes. The flavor of rose is very much like its scent and although sweet, they are used as a flavoring to both sweet and savory dishes.
Throughout the Arab world rose petals are in savory meals including stews, rice, roasts, couscous and fish. In India they are used in marinades, kormas and in Kheer (rice pudding). Rose petals can also be used to infuse syrups and sugars for making desserts and drinks.
Flavor of Pakistan Rose Petals
These flower petals are sweet and pair well with cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, curry, and mint.
Uses of Pakistan Rose Petals
Add to savory dishes like stews, rice, roasts, kormas, couscous, and fish. Try in marinades and rice pudding. Infuse syrups and sugars for desserts and drinks.
Pakistan Rose Petals Recipe
For 4-5 T of mix: Grind 1 T rose petals into a powder and mix with 4 T white sugar, 1/2 t cinnamon, and 1/4 t ground cardamom