5 Tips On How To Use Saffron Syrup For Holi Special Dishes
Holi is the festival of colors, which is celebrated as a harbinger of spring amongst Hindus- the celebration more or less a connation of the myriad hues spring would bring. How to use saffron syrup for Holi special dishes, to rejoice the exotic flavors with vibrant colors?
Saffron syrup has become a popular inclusion in Holi celebrations. It is made by mixing equal quantity of water and sugar and then adding saffron threads soaked in a teaspoon of water, which is brought to a boil.
The aromatic syrup can be used as:
• Cold drink: Saffron syrup can be served as a traditional drink to coronate Holi celebrations. The drink served cold is awesome to get you into the “spray the colors” mood.
• Sweet Kachoris: These pocket dishes made with gram flour, clarified butter, cardamom seeds, chopped dried fruits, are scrumptious to eat. Rupture it and pour saffron syrup to add extra flavor.
• Motichur ladoos: Sweet balls made of gram flour semolina and other ingredients can enjoy a dash of saffron syrup(instead of saffron strands, but the sugar quantity in the recipe should be proportionately reduced).
• Gulab jamuns (milk dumplings) : Gulab jamuns are the invincible sweet treats which no Indian festival can do without, right! The dumplings are actually dunked in sugar syrup after being drained out of excess oil. Saffron syrup can replace sugar syrup.
• Gujjias : The popular Gujjias which are synonymous with Holi can be given a touch of exotic sweetness, when served with saffron syrup. There is the crunch of gujjias softened by the subtle aroma of saffron syrup.
Saffron syrup for Holi dishes renders the element of festivity, adding fervor to the joyous celebration of the festival of colors.
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