In our home Falooda is the top ranking Beat the Heat drink/dessert
Hubby and I are addicted to Falooda and what's better than preparing your own. One hot day when we were out on errands and shopping we stopped at a Cool bar for Falooda. We were so disappointed,- it was too sweet, the jelly was too thick and there was sago used. We usually relish Falooda, but after having that version I didnt want to have Falooda for sometime.
Here's my version to share with you, but dont forget to garnish with some chopped nuts. I was in a mighty hurry to photograph this one. My little girl loves Falooda, she can gulp it all down in one go. So I had to prepare this while she was napping in order to click a picture. At the age of 2 she does not understand why something that looks so good needs to be photographed, instead of devoured. Often she is so impatient as I try to take a picture of my food, that after I have clicked and check if its good enough, I find a little hand in the picture edging towards the dish!
1tbs rose syrup
2tsps basil seeds/sabja
Condensed milk to sweeten
- Basil seeds- soak in water till they swell. Drain after they are ready.
- Vermicilli- cook in boiling water and drain.
- Milk- boil and reduce to half, sweeten with condensed milk. Peel, and crush cardamom and add to the milk.
- Jelly- scrape it with a fork, to get blobs.
- Chill all the above before layering.
Some recipes for Falooda suggest mixing all the ingredients in the milk. I believe Falooda must be layered with all the chilled ingredients.
- Take a tall glass and pour in the rose syrup.
- Add the basil seeds.
- Layer the vermicilli.
- Add the jelly.
- Pour in the sweetened, flavoured milk.
- Top with scoops of ice-cream.
- Garnish with chopped nuts
Enjoy and Beat the Heat!
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My goodness, this looks sooo addictive! Make me one big gigantic glass, will you? Thank you...thank you....ReplyDelete
This really looks delicious. What a fantastic treat. I can see why you're hooked.ReplyDelete
I can see why you're addicted to this. As soon as summer hits, I will definitely be making it.ReplyDelete
Mmm...Can I have a sip?? Looks really good.ReplyDelete
What romantic drink...looks very delicious and refreshing! This is going to be such a lovely drink when summer comes.ReplyDelete
it looks delicious!for a eastern european is a very interesting combination,i think is a real treat!ReplyDelete
That looks so good Shirley. I have a big bottle of rose syrup and I'm just waiting for it to get warm outsideReplyDelete
Good post.. I lovvvve falooda... Could you also post a Gadbud recipe sometime?ReplyDelete
Sounds so wonderful! I would love to try this treat!ReplyDelete
No fair, Shirley. You keep posting tempting foods for me to try. Good thing I bought a bottle of rose syrup this weekend. Now I have to find basil seeds.ReplyDelete
Wow, I love this kind of summer treat :-)ReplyDelete
Oh that sounds so good! What a cute presentation, too!ReplyDelete
Thats really a sweet way of beating the heat...Looks delicious! EdnaReplyDelete
Thank you everybody, for your kind comments!ReplyDelete
Will do a Gadbud soon. Stay tuned
It's a really refreshing drink. We just don't have the other ingredients here.ReplyDelete
So sweet . I love that little hand in the photo. Bcoz that always happens to me ! :-) Will try this soon :-)ReplyDelete