Rajan loves cooking dishes from his native Indian cuisine. He likes to share his favourite recipes with his online readers.
North Indian Summer Drink
Doodh soda or milk soda is a popular North Indian summer drink. It provides much-needed relief during the extremely hot days of the summer season.
Rooh afza is an herbal rose-flavoured syrup concentrate. It relieves dehydration as it provides several minerals that help to cool the body and maintain the water balance. I use rooh afza during the summer season along with sabja seeds to help counter the excessive heat we have here in the North Indian state of Punjab.
It is very simple to prepare and takes but a few minutes. Do try it and give your feedback.
Note about the milk: We get raw (unboiled/unpasteurised) milk from the dairy farmer. Before using it we must boil it (this milk does not curdle when boiled). After boiling and cooling, we remove the cream and then use the milk. If you are using pasteurised milk then you may skip the boiling/cooling step.
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- 200 ml milk (if unpasteurised, boil, cool and chill before using)
- 4 tbsp rooh afza syrup, or to taste
- crushed ice as needed
- 400 ml chilled club soda
- In a tall jug, add the milk, rooh afza and crushed ice. Stir until well mixed.
- Add the club soda and mix again.
- Check for sweetness, add more rooh afza if needed, stir and serve.
Doodh Soda (Milk Soda) Recipe
© 2021 Rajan Singh Jolly
Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on July 25, 2021:
Yes, it is very refreshing Denise. Thank you.
Denise McGill from Fresno CA on July 19, 2021:
How interesting. I never thought of putting club soda in milk but I bet it is refreshing.