|Impatiens Balsamina aka Rose Balsam aka Dopati aka Gauri Shankar.|
Red, purple, white, pink, mauve and orange - they come in all colors, are easy to grow and are a joy to look at.But what most people don't know is that they are also edible. Yes, I am talking about Impatiens Balsamina aka Rose Balsam aka Dopati aka Gauri Shankar.
There are so many ways one can eat a Rose Balsam! My personal favorite is what my mother makes - the 'Kofta'! Make little balls of the petals, dip them in a batter of your choice (chickpea powder or rice powder or corn flour), shallow fry and then cook them in a curry with sliced potatoes.
The other way is to add the outer petals to your salad. And then you can also dry the seeds of rose balsam, grind them and add a pinch to your tea. But, as I said, nothing beats the kofta curry!
Go ahead, add a dash of colors to your palate today!