Rooh Afza is a brand that manufactures a concentrated sugar syrup with rose and few other ingredients. It is used in milk based beverages and desserts in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and a similar concentrated syrup is available in many South Asian countries.
I bought a bottle of Rooh Afza couple of years ago when we did Around the World in 30 days for a Malaysian street drink, bandung. The bottle was unused since then until this summer. One evening husband spotted the bottle and asked what it was. When I told home why I bought it in the first place, he wanted a milkshake with it. It was a simple drink with milk and rooh afza, that was his evening dessert/beverage after dinner for few days.
Last month when I made this no bake dessert, I had a ⅔rd can of leftover condensed milk. When it comes to condensed milk, I have no self control and indulge in it. I was restraining myself but was unable to. To make it a guilt free or rather less guilt free dessert, I mixed some nonfat yogurt, a teaspoon of condensed milk, a few drops of Rooh afza for color and flavor, a few almond and mixed it all up. It was a yummy dessert!!
Since then, this roof afza yogurt has become my go to dessert/sweet for sudden sweet cravings and when I don't have an open can of condensed milk, I use sugar instead. However, when I made it for the blog early this week on a rainy, cloudy day, I opened a can of condensed milk and used Greek yogurt. It tastes just fine with regular yogurt. There is no recipe as such and just add condensed milk or sugar to taste and same goes with Rooh Afza. The quantities mentioned below are what I used when I made it for the blog but am sure the quantities would differ if I make it again today! Use the recipe below as a guide and adjust the quantities to taste. This is my today's entry for Cooking Carnival.
- 1 cup 2% Greek Yogurt (can use plain yogurt)
- ¼ cup Condensed Milk
- 1 - 1 ½ tsp. Rooh Afza
- 2 - 3 tsp. Sliced Almonds, crushed
- Take all the ingredients except almonds in a bowl and whisk until combined. For the sake of pictures, I used almonds as a garnish. I usually mix the almonds along with all the ingredients.
- Transfer to individual serving size bowls, sprinkle with almonds and chill until ready to serve. I used 6 mini ramekins.
- For a rich creamy texture, I used Greek Yogurt. Plain yogurt also tastes equally good.
- Again, for a rich taste, I used condensed milk. Granulated sugar can also be used.
Omg rose flavored shrikhand looks so tempting. Would love to grab it from screen.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
Love the cute little bowls you have served the Shrikand in. The color is so lovely that it will draw everyone's attention.
Wow what a delicious colour.I cannot leave rooh afza alone. 😀
Srivalli Jetti says
Wow must say that's innovation at best..the dessert has such lovely pink hue, looks so beautiful!
Such a simple and easy desert! Bookmarking this for immediate use
Smruti | Herbivore Cucina says
Adding condensed milk and rooh afza to yogurt sounds like a great idea. Loved this shrikhand recipe!
Vaishali Sabnani says
very pretty looking dessert..Roohafza in shrikhand sounds unique.., almond garnish highlights the shrikhand..and yes condensed milk is definitely addictive .
omg.. If I show this to vaandu, he will go crazy. he loves the roohafza flavor. yum yum that baby pink color OMG again 🙂
What a beautiful color to that Shrikand Usha. Looks soooo appetizing. Rooh afza must have added a nice flavor to the dish.
Priya Suresh says
Such a luscious dessert to give a try if feel like having something refreshing, beautiful yogurt and stunning clicks.
Suja Ram says
A super quick dessert fix. I'm crazy over Amul lassi flavoured with rose essence. This recipe should be too yummy. Bookmarking
What a pretty color Usha,it looks gorgeous..We too love roohafza and yogurt in the form of lassi and it's our favorite drink at home..
great idea ! I dont have any shrikhand fans here (incl me), but that colour is surely alluring 🙂 what a delicate pink that is !
Harini-Jaya R says
I love shrikhand and I am sure I have rooh afza bottle in my pantry. A quick one to put together. Thanks for the idea.
Suma GandluS says
That's what I thought too. It sounds like yummy shrikhand with rooh-afza flavor. Simple and quick dessert to whip up.
Gayathri Kumar says
Awesome shrikand Usha. Love the presentation. It looks so tempting..