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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