Dried Rose Petals (gram)
Our Pink Rose Petals are cultivated in India. The use of flowers in cooking, while maybe not instantly recognizable, is really not all that uncommon – hibiscus, jasmine and lavender immediately come to mind. And of course what sophisticated cook doesn’t absolutely adore saffron?
Rose petals are used in flavoring both savory and sweet dishes especially the musk-scented roses from Morocco. The delicate taste of dried roses is a bit sweet. Roses are a key ingredient in some Ras el Hanout blends, in some French pepper blends and in a Tunisian Baharat.
Dried Roses are popular in savory dishes including couscous, fish, rice and stews throughout the Arab world. In India they are used in kormas, marinades and in rice pudding while in Iran in a blend as a hearty rice flavoring and in Tunisia in several spice blends.
There are two popular types of edible roses – the less expensive red rose and the premium quality pink roses from Morocco or India. The roses must be picked early in the morning while the buds are still partially closed to maintain the maximum amount of fragrance. Since we had a customer request that we carry these we wanted to be sure that only offered the top grade pink roses that we've been able to source from India.
Rose petals partner well with apples, apricots, chicken, chestnuts, deserts, rice and pastries and works well in combination with cardamom, chili, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, cumin, pepper, saffron and turmeric.