I have always associated ‘chandan‘ aka ‘sandalwood’ with stuff that I use on my body, in the form of talcum powder, soap, a face pack or cream. I never thought of it as an ingredient in food (or drink). So, when I came across ‘Chandan Sherbet‘ on the menu at Jalpaan, Jayanagar, while recently lunching there, I was intrigued. Of course, I had to try it out.
The sherbet tasted sweet and sour, with the light fragrance of sandalwood to it. It was cool and refreshing, definitely something I would like to have on a hot summer afternoon. I wouldn’t say I loved it, but I did like it. I can see myself ordering it again, totally.
The juice, served in a cute mason jar, took me back to the days of yore, of days when there were kings and queens and princes and princesses. This would have been the sort of stuff they would have drunk, I think, in gorgeous silver tumblers with intricate craftsmanship on them. Sigh!
Just because the concept of this drink is so alien to me, I will add it to the list of ‘offbeat’ or ‘crazy’ food and drink that I have had the opportunity to sample so far. 🙂
You might also be interested in reading about the other seemingly crazy things we have tried out so far: Dark chocolate sandwich, ice cream chaat, bhoo chakra gadde, rasgulla chaat, chilli chocolate, fried ice cream, and paper sweet.