Ramadan Special: Give regular Rooh Afza a refreshing twist with this special recipe

During the holy month of Ramadanthe Muslim faithful observe fasts of one day or pink and engage in humanitarian work and worship. During Ramadanpeople refrain from consuming food or water from sunrise to sunset and break their fast with an evening feast called iftar.

Pink Sharbat or Rooh Afza, has found a special place in iftar meals for decades. Created in 1907 by herbalist Unani Hakim Abdul Majeed, this drink is widely consumed due to its refreshing properties and some health benefits. After a whole day without food or water, it serves as the perfect drink to quench your thirst and get a moment hydration to strenghten.

While most people prepare the sharbat just by adding frozen water in rose syrup, how about adding a little more flavor to this simple drink? As such, Chief Kunal Kapur recently shared a quick and delicious recipe for Rooh Afza that you can make on your next iftar meal.


* Rooh Afza (rose syrup) – 4-5 tbsp
*Lemons – 2
*Black salt
*Pepper powder
*Mint leaves
*Ice cubes
*chia/Sabja seeds (soaked) – 2 tbsp
* Chilled sparkling water


  1. In a large pitcher, squeeze the lemons.
  2. Add salt, black salt, rose syrup, pepper powder, mint leaves and ice cubes.
  3. Add the soaked, blooming chia seeds. You can also use Sabja or basil seeds instead of chia seeds.
  4. Top it off with ice cold sparkling water. Stir and serve immediately.

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