A few months ago, I bought a bottle of "Kewra Water" (Pandanus flower water) from my favorite Indian store...
You can't compare it to "Pandanus Essence/Extract" (made with the leaves of the pandanus plant) as it has a very distinct flavor and tenacious smell that somehow reminds me of incense and rosewater, whereas the delicate flavor of "Pandanus Essence" is close to the one of vanilla, with a subtle herby green touch and a Thai jasmine rice aroma.
I know that it can be used to make sweets (Barfi, etc...) and can also be used in the preparation of savory dishes (Basmati rice, meat, etc...).
I have only experimented with this scented water when making muffins (which turned out fine), but would like to know more about it's use...
I would be very grateful if you could give me recipes, links or tips, because I'm a little out of ideas considering the fact that "Kewra Water" is a very special flavoring.
Thanks a lot!
(Kewra Water -Pic by www.spicesofindia.co.uk)