20 May



Falooda or Faluda is a cold and sweet beverage containing many ingredients very popular in South Asia. Traditionally it is made by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli, psyllium (ispaghol) or basil (sabza/takmaria) seeds, jelly pieces and tapioca pearls along with either milk, water or ice cream. I have already posted a falooda recipie which is a dessert. But this is a usually had as a summer drink.

preparation time : 10 minutes                 makes 4 glasses


  • 6 tbsp rose syrup
  • 4 tsp soaked garden cress(takmaria) seeds
  • 4 tbsp  falooda sev (readily available in the market)
  • 4 tbsp chopped strawberries flavoured jelly
  • 4 cups chilled milk
  • 8 scoops of kulfi ice-cream
  • 4 tsp cooked tapioca pearls
  • 4 tsp strawberry jelly
Method :-
Soak the Basil Seeds (Tukmaria) in water for a minimum of 30 minutes, longer is better.
Meanwhile, heat 2 cups of water in a pan; let it come to a boil. Add Falooda Sev and tapioca pearls and let it cook for 3 minutes. Take it off the flame. Add cardamom powder and 3 tsp sugar. .Allow the milk-mixture to chill in the refrigerator . Strain the Basil seeds . In a glass, add 2 tsp of  sev and tapioca pearls mixture.and then pour the Chilled Milk. Add rose syrup. Takmaria seeds and top it withscoops of kulfi ice cream. Garnish with the coarsely ground pistachios or strawberry jelly and serve immediately.
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