Kewra Water is an aromatic water made from the distilled flowers of the tropical Kewra plant (pandanus odoratissimus). Kewra flowers have a sweet, perfumed, fruity flavor similar to that of rose flowers. Kewra Water is used in Indian and Asian cooking to flavor meats, desserts and drinks.It is used in Qorma/Korma, Biryani dishes and Kheer dessert.
Usually comes in a small bottle and is light colored. Kewra water is a dilution of Kewra extract or attar.
Selecting and Buying
Preparation and Use
IT can be used to make sweets and can also be used in the preparation of savory dishes (Basmati rice, meat, etc...). Substitute kewra wherever you would use orange or lemon as a fragrance, rather than as a flavour. Kewra water can be used in a variety of Indian Mughlai and Pakistani dishes ranging from a simple korma to complex biryanis. Usually, a couple of teaspoons are combined with the rest of the ingredients to add flavor.
Conserving and Storing
Store in a tightly lidded bottle in a cool, dry place.