How To Make Falooda (Indian Dessert Drink)
Whole Milk (aka Full Cream) – 2 cups
Basil Seeds (Tukmaria) – 1/2 tsp
Vanilla Ice Cream – 1/2 cup
Falooda Sev – handful
Rose Syrup – 5 tbsp
Sugar – 1 1/2 tbsp or to taste
Cardamom (Elaichi) Powder – 1 pinch
Pistachios – 1 tsp (corsely ground), for garnish
Vanilla Ice Cream – 2 scoops, for serving
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 let it cook for 3 minutes. Take it off the flame.
Also, heat the Milk and let it come to a boil. Take it off the flame.
Add Cardamom Powder, Sugar and Rose Syrup. Mix.
Strain the Falooda Sev and add it to the Milk.
Allow the milk-mixture to chill in the refrigerator – approximately 3 hours.
Strain the Basil seeds and add to the chilled Milk.
At this time, also add the 1/2-cup of Vanilla Ice Cream and mix it in well.
In a glass, add 1 scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and then pour the Chilled Milk.
Garnish with the coarsely ground pistachios and serve immediately.
Like your desserts sweeter – just add extra rose syrup and sugar.
Very kid-friendly recipe. They can make and eat it.
If you are running short on time, you can use cold milk (without boiling). The flavor is slightly different.
Health tip: Substitute Low Fat Milk and Low Fat Ice Cream.