Syrups and Sauces

In cooking terms, a syrup is any sweet liquid which normally is a solution of sugar and water cooked in different proportions. There are natural syrups also such as palm syrup and maple syrup.

Fruits, herbs and spices can be added to a basic sugar syrup to make flavored syrups which are used to enhance the taste of many drinks, such as coffees, teas, cocktails and mock-tails. Flavored syrups are also used in desserts and confectioneries.

Flavored syrups are available in the market, but it is easy to make them at home.

A sauce is normally thicker than a syrup, and used as an accompaniment for both sweet and savory dishes. Sauces can also have solid pieces of fruit, vegetables and meats in it. They can be prepared and served cold, lukewarm, warm or really hot.

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Krishna Sahai
Krishna Sahai

Krishna Sahai took voluntary retirement as a senior Commissioner of Income Tax of the Indian Revenue Service to follow alternative paths. A multi-talented person, she is a trained Bharata Natyam dancer and has also published a book on the subject. Krishna has imbibed the old traditions of Avadhi culture from her family and is concerned about preserving the vanishing cuisines of India. She consults on financial and business matters apart from running a not-for-profit organization.

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