Recipe by Tahera Karim, as featured at our Tanzanian Lunch for Developments In Literacy (DIL)
Makes one 7-oz serving
This beverage is a Ramadan tradition served after a day of fasting, along with a date and a snack to nourish and rehydrate before group prayers.
1 tsp basil seeds (tukmaria)
¼ cup water
3 tbsp rose syrup
¾ cup milk
1 tbsp chopped pistachios/almonds
1 scoop vanilla ice-cream
- Soak basil seeds in ¼ cup water for 3-5 minutes. Drain and reserve.
- Pour 3 tablespoons of rose syrup in a glass.
- Add the milk, soaked basil seeds, ice-cream and chopped nuts.
- Sit and enjoy your summer drink of the East!