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.

Serves 2.


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.