Karkade is made from the dried petals of roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), this tart bright red drink can be served either hot or cold. It is said to lower blood pressure. Read more on Roselle.
Preparation Time: 0.25 hours
1 cup karkadeh (Hibiscus Flower Petals)
In a jug, pour boiling water.
Add karkadeh and sugar.
Stir till sugar dissolves.
Leave for a couple of hours till water becomes dark red.
Drain karkadeh in a fine hole sieve to leave out karkadeh leaves.
Cool in refrigerator until serving, or serve hot.
Anonymous (not verified)
How much water per 8-ounceMon, 2009-05-04 16:21
How much water per 8-ounce cup of karkadeh leaves?
Lots and LotsMon, 2009-05-04 17:34
Lots and Lots :-)
Actually, it does not matter much. If it is too concentrated, then you add water and sugar to taste. If it is too dilute, you consume it as it is (sugar optional too).
For one cup you use around 2 to 4 liters of water and simmer for 30 minutes on low heat.
rai-haz (not verified)
Roselle SupplyWed, 2009-05-06 05:14
Hi, I'm from Malaysia. How easy to get the roselle plant/supply in your country?
Wendy (not verified)
Dried Hibiscus flowersMon, 2010-02-15 17:01
I have had good luck on eBay.
Visitor (not verified)
I know where to getFri, 2015-06-19 04:02
usually Spanish stores and Arabic grocery stores carry it