Sep 21, 2009

JALLAB A RE FRESHING DRINK FROM MIDDLE EAST

Jallab is a very popular drink in Middle East wich is specially served during Ramadan month in Iftar time. Jallab is made by dates, grape molasses and rose water and served with lots of ice and toped with pine nuts and raisins. Traditionally in Ramadan month every day people break there fast in the evening( Iftar time) with eating dates. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar which is the month of fasting. People starts fasting from the first day of the Ramadan month and The day fasting start after Sehri or sahari… is a morning meal which they have before sun rise and after that do the morning prayer and read Quran from that they starts the day fasting for full day till sunset. At the sunset time after prayer is Iftar time this time people gather to gather and break that day fast. Traditionally A date is the first thing to be eaten during Iftar time. But way Date is the thing to be consumed first in Iftar….After a full day fasting human body needs an instant energy that you can get from dates very easly. Dates are rich in carbohydrates, sugars, dietary fiber and vitamin C too. So if it is Ramadan or navrathri after fasting eating dates is a good choice. Coming to the recipe Jallab, is a drink made by date syrup which is served in Iftar meal and here I go with the recipe …………..
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INGREDIENTS:----

This makes 1 glass of jallab drink.
Chilled water --- 3/4 glass
Jallab syrup --- 3 tab sp (you can use only date syrup too)
Rose water --- 1 tea sp ( I don't like a strong aroma of rose water so I added 1 tea sp if you like you can add more)
Ice cubes – 6-8
Pine nuts – 1 tab sp

METHOD:----
Take syrup in a toll glass and add ice cubes, rose water, chilled water mix well and top with pine nuts and serve chilled.
You can get the jallab syrup in grocery store s especially Lebanese stores.
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27 comments:

Sarah Naveen said...

Hey Dear!!!
Thanks a lot for visiting Vazhayila and leading me to your wonderful space!!
This is a real new drink for me..looks so refreshing!!!
Keep rocking!!!

Pari said...

Very healthy and interesting flavors... date and rose. want to try how it tastes together.Good job Rekha.

Happy cook said...

Looks beautiful and so so yumm. I havenevr had this delcious drnink, will love to taste them.

Nandini said...

Ah! Drinks are refreshing and pictures are damn hot and gorgeous! Awesome!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

looks wonderful.... A complete new one. Never heard of it...

Priya said...

Rekha, this jallab looks very refreshinggggg, gorgeous click!

Gita said...

This certainly is a very refreshing drink Rekha...lovely color :)

Shri said...

Looks so nice,Rekha!Addition of pine nuts is actually interesting..!

Prathibha said...

wow..wat a refreshing drink padma!!
never knew this kind of drink exists..thanks for sharing dear...

Parita said...

This is something new to me..looks refreshing!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very refreshing drink....

DEESHA said...

this is so new to me .. looks very good Rekha

Cham said...

Quiet a new drink, sounds fantastic with nuts!

Abhilash said...

this is really a good drink..

Thanks for sharing the drink from middle east.

chakhlere said...

woow!! that looks so refreshing.

Padma said...

Lovely picture and drink... very new recipe .... looks yummy

Sireesha said...

Looks very refreshing and ravishing...

sowmya.s said...

looks so refreshing..i love the idea of adding pine nuts...interesting drink..

jeyashrisuresh said...

intersting drink.Must be very refreshing.picture so nice

Curry Leaf said...

New drink to me Rekha.Looks great.I will try it with dates syrup .Good informative post

Chitra said...

wow,wat a click..Looks awesome..new to me..

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Very nice drink and really new recipe to me. Will surely try out. Thanks for sharing.

Varunavi said...

You are a super cook.U cook arabic cusine so well rekha,nice knowing about the drink

Valarmathi said...

Looks wonderful and refreshing.

Sree vidya said...

Refreshing drink!

my kitchen said...

I never heard about this drink,Refreshing and cool.Do visit my blog when u find time

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...that's an yum drink....i think i have to try with date syrup...very refreshing pictute too...well presented Padma...Thank u for sending it to Ramadan Event.....