Trivia / Uttarakhand

_________ is a reddish sweet drink with jelly-like consistency made from a local variety of rhododendron in Uttarakhand.

  1. Kafuli
  2. Buransh
  3. Phaanu

Buransh

Buransh is a reddish sweet drink with jelly-like consistency that is served in many villages of Uttarakhand. Made from Burans, a local variety of rhododendron, the drink is traditionally served without any added sugar or preservatives. The flower is also consumed in the form of chutney, parathas and even pakodas.

The flower generally blooms in March is majorly found in the regions of Almora, Chamoli, Uttarkashi, Pittorgarh and around Auli. The flower is used extensively in Uttarakhand for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antidiabetic properties. It is also good for people with kidney or heart disorders.