Sunday, June 27, 2010

Rose Drink... and Germany Wins, Waka Waka eh eh!

What an exciting game it was...the german fans just went crazy. The sounds of victory were everywhere - horns blowing, people shouting, vuvuzelas blowing. Germany won 4:1 against England.


I cheered and shouted and shouted and cheered some more - the result is a bad throat...but what the heck, We Won!!!! Now, another big game is on next Saturday, Germany vs Argentina.

For the last few days, I have been continuously humming the official FIFA World Cup song. Its so catchy and peppy. I loved the video as well, especially the little girl in blue, towards the end of the video. She is simply the best in the whole video, so cute and innocent and her expressions are to die for :-) You can have a look here.




The meaning and the history behind the song "Waka Waka" can be found here.

On the food front, I made a very quick and easy drink. Its a favourite summer drink at my place. When I was a kid, I would often visit my native place Rajasthan during the summers. And Rajasthan Summers are really harsh, so to beat the heat, mom would make this quick drink, which we all loved. 



Ingredients

150 grams - rose petal spread (gulkand) for more details see here
1 litre - water
250 ml - sparkling water
sugar if required

Method
  1. Mix well the gulkand and the water in a jar. Let it chill in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Mix the liquid once again and strain with the help of a sieve. 
  2. Fill 3/4 th of the glass with gulkand water and then pour some sparkling water into the glass.
  3. Serve immediately. 
Sparkling water is optional. The drink tastes good without the sparkling water as well. If you want a low sweet drink, add a half glass gulkand water and half glass sparkling water.

Serves  





Not only does this drink look good and taste good, it is also very healthy for the tummy during summer.

Enjoy!

73 comments:

  1. Will join hands with you for Germany's victory, picture looks lovely.

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  2. wow.. rose flavoured drink.. nice entry.. great click..

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  3. ya germany won.. wonderful match but some confusion :))..Nice song thanks for sharing ..
    the rose drink really delicious..sure the victory makes this drink more delicious..

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  4. Rachana,

    I liked Rose drink, I am fan of Argentina so looking forward to the match with Germany. Both team are good.

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  5. beautifullllll picture !! and a new recipe for me ... I can already smell the fragrance

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  6. Refreshing drinks.Nice presentation.

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  7. Wonderful drink, love the clicks !

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  8. Delicious drink for the summer.Lovely presentation.

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  9. wonderful drink and very nice presentation too!

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  10. Anything with rose in it has my favour!! This drink looks delicious and refreshing!!

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  11. Congratulations on the Germany win. They played well and deserved it!! Great presentation and I like the recipe too. Looks delicious!

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  12. Beautiful clicks and awesome drink for this summer. all the pictures are gorgeous.

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  13. Rose drink luks gr8!Lovely presentation...

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  14. Wow..that was a nice song! Waiting for my daughter to wake up so I can play it one more time for her...she loves to dance :-)

    Cool and refreshing drink! Nice clicks too!

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  15. Nice song!!!! Lovely clicks, looks very inviting.

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  16. what a wonderful presentation! looks so delicious and tempting.

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  17. love the sing and the video... in fact i watched it several times.

    the drink... oh i need some of that!!

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  18. Hi Rachna

    Great to know that Germany Won. Also, Rose Drink looks very refreshing.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  19. Love this simple and fabulous drink. Love the props in the photos!

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  20. I too belong to Rasjathan and now I know how you make such delicous looking Dal baati:)

    This too is really refreshing drinka and the way you present is always beautiful.

    Have a great day ahead.

    Loads of love:)

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  21. My dad's a big supporter of Germany. The rose drink is exquisite.

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  22. Very unusual but sounds so delicious!!

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  23. Very beautiful clicks rachana,and nice drink too and nice to know that germany won

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  24. very delisious...first time hearing can make use of rose also...

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  25. Nice pictures and yummy drink!!

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  26. Really nice drink Rachna...reminds me of Roohafza..I love the song too.

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  27. Fantastic drink and healthy also

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  28. Great drink, lovely presentation and love the song too...congrats to Germany team!

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  29. The sparkling water addition seems really interesting...looks good

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  30. love love love rose drinks and I always stock on my favourite rally's rose syrup from Kolkata. am going to try this one. so smooth, cooling, refreshing and romantic. love it.

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  31. Delicious n sweet drink! Hope Germany wins on Saturday too!! Cheering for them!

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  32. Wonderful match na,i enjoyed watching my sons..ROse drink looks refreshing and tempting..

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  33. my husband and I also went out to a public area which they have big screen and show live for this match, and we support German team too, we also shouted when German made the goal, hahaha..
    this drink look refreshing!

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  34. whoopee d tupee...
    gr8 match,
    gr8 victory,
    gr8 presentation,
    gr8 clicks,
    gr8 drink...
    loved d combo of rose with sparkling water.
    cheers!!!

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  35. cool presentation...
    nice pic..
    liked d drink.
    wud try 4 sure.

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  36. nice addition to the great old traditional rajasthani drink.nice photos and amazing presentation.very professional.

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  37. hmm i used to do Rose Milk wit dis Gulkand will try this also and adding sparkiling water is too gud :)

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  38. Oh wow! This leaves me drooling over ur rose drink for some! Lovely clear pics. :)

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  39. Dear Rachana,

    a mouth watering idea...and amazing clicks, as always.

    Keep up the good work!
    PD

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  40. This is so refreshing and yummy!

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  41. I am following FIFA closely too and I absolutely loved yesterdays game! What fun it was! And with it your drink would have been perfect.

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  42. Superb drink n nice clicks..me too watched the game, i like young German team,their spirit n gr8 energy level...

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  43. Rachana, what a beautiful way to celebrate the German victory!

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  44. Refreshing and yummy, really a nice drink

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  45. I also watched the game! It was a great game for a Germany team. I felt bad for the one goal which wasn't count for England. However, German team did an excellent job! Argentina looks tough but I will cheer for Germany again next weekend! We were also screaming and jumping up and down :-)

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  46. That drink sounds so refreshing. It's perfect for a hot summer day. I'm glad your team had a good day. Blessings...Mary

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  47. Wow!! Super exciting match (especially the first half) that was… glad Germany won :)
    The song is really catchy and i too keep humming it in my own tune! ;)
    And this rose drink looks really refreshing!!

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  48. Oh lovely drink and Sakira rocks :))

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  49. Refreshing drink and lovely presentation. Those red roses are really pretty.

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  50. A rose petal drink was surely a perfect way to cool down the heated emotions. 'We' did well, didn't we?! :-))

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  51. I love that song..and sure won't mind to have this refreshing and aromatic drink!!

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  52. Lovely, lovely presentations! I can see you like roses!...thanks for all your visits and comments on my blog! XO

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  53. Congratulations on the Germany win..rose petal/gulkand drink looks very refreshing..love the presentation..looks wonderful..lovely pics as always..tk care!

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  54. wow! looks like an awesome drink..we love homemade beverages!! love your clicks u have an awesome space...

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  55. My husband was quite depressed after the game..lol. Rose petal spread is new! Looks and sounds great! Must be so fragrant and refreshing.

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  56. Nice refreshment, quite new to me...lovely.

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  57. Love the rose drink....now I am ready for the Saturdays match with Argentina!

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  58. ça doit être doux et parfumé pour les papilles
    parfait, j'aime beaucoup
    bonne soirée

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  59. thats so refreshing a drink rachana..and celebrations galore eh?

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  60. Hey really thats a great match by them.....i really love it....and sucha nice refreshing drink in such moment....wil celebrate now with this drink.....oooooooooowwwwwww....

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  61. Lovely picture and a wonderful drink. Much satisfying for the summer it seems.

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  63. This drink sounds wonderful!

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  64. refreshing drink with nice clicks...i love waka waka song..its like an energy booster :)..

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  65. Une boisson très rafraichissante avec la chaleur des jours-ci.
    magnifique.
    See soon.

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  66. looks inviting and nice clicks!!

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  67. Congrats to Germany!

    I've really wanted to experiment more with adding edible fruit to my dishes. This looks fantastic.

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  68. We are so looking forward to the match on Saturday. May the best team win :-))
    Beautiful looking drink.

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  69. okay, i'm off to see the video! thanks!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina


    thanks for stopping in to see me!

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  70. a really quick n easy drink...
    M sure the sparkling water would add "spark" to the drink. nice click n presentation as usual. liked your glasses n the table mat n the tray too...

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  71. An aromatic and refreshing drink, luv the presentation.

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