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Falooda

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Falooda is delicious rose flavored milk (served with Ice Cream) which can be a refreshing drink or a unique dessert idea. Falooda is made with Basil Seeds, known as Tukmaria, which are great for digestion after a heavy meal. Watch this video and learn how to make a truly wonderful Indian concoction.
Ingredients
  Whole milk/Full cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Basil seeds/Tukmaria 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla ice cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Falooda sev 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Rose syrup 5 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1 Pinch (Elaichi)
  Pistachios 1 Teaspoon, coarsely ground
  Vanilla ice cream scoops 2 (For Serving)
Directions

GETTING READY
1 In a bowl, soak the basil seeds (Tukmaria) in water for a minimum of 30 minutes.
2 Meanwhile, in a pan heat 2 cups of water and let it come to a boil.
3 Add Falooda Sev and let it cook for 3 minutes. Remove from the flame.
4 In another pan, heat the Milk and let it come to a boil. Remove from the flame.

MAKING
5 Gradually add cardamom powder, sugar, and rose syrup to the milk and mix well.
6 Strain the falooda sev and add it to the milk.
7 Allow the milk-mixture to chill in the refrigerator for approximately 3 hours.
8 Using a strainer, strain the basil seeds and add to the chilled milk.
9 At this time, also add the 1/2-cup of vanilla ice cream and mix well.
10 In a glass, add 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and then pour the chilled milk.

SERVING
11 Garnish with the coarsely ground pistachios and serve immediately.

TIPS
If you like your desserts sweeter just add extra rose syrup and sugar.
If you are running short on time, you can use cold milk (without boiling).
Substitute Low Fat Milk and Low Fat Ice Cream for a healthier version.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Chilling
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Milk, Milk Product
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
2
Falooda is a dessert prevalent from the time of Mughal periods in India. Ever since, Indians have relished this rose flavored dessert and have shared it with millions of people. It’s a royal dessert which is full of flavor and expensive, so making it at home would not only be cost effective but pure and more aromatic. Well, it also an attractive dessert that appeals even the kids.

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3 Comments

shantihhh's picture
Very interesting!
kaycee's picture
Falooda.....A great summer cooler and a favorite with everyone back home
nu's picture
GOOOOOOd