Recipe Type: Drinks
Falooda is a popular dessert not only in Mumbai (Bombay) where it is thought to have originated but also in the rest of the country. This chilled drink-dessert is the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat.
- 1/2 cup fine rice vermicelli
- almonds 1/2 cup (blanched and skins removed)
- 1/2 cup pistachios (shelled and skins removed)
- 1 glass chilled milk (preferably tall; same glass used for serving)
- 2 teaspoon sugar (ground to a fine powder)
- 3 tablespoons basil seeds
- 6 tablespoons rose syrup
- 2 scoops ice cream of your choice
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Cook the vermicelli as you would pasta–in boiling water until cooked aL dente.
- Strain and set aside to cool. Then chill in the refrigerator till needed.
- Cut into thin slivers a few almonds and pistachios–about 6 to 8 each. Keep aside to use as a garnish later.
- Put the milk, powdered sugar, remaining pistachios, and almonds in a blender, and blend until smooth. Chill in the refrigerator.
- Put the basil seeds in a bowl and pour enough water over them to completely submerge. They will soon start to swell and look transparent with a small dot-like black centre. Strain, and keep aside in a small bowl.
- To assemble the shahi falooda, frost two tall glasses.
- In each glass, put half the vermicelli and half the pre-soaked sabza (basil) seeds.
- Pour half the milk over them.
- Put just under half the rose syrup (keep a little for garnishing) in each glass, and mix well.
- Add a scoop of ice cream to this, and drizzle with some more rose syrup.
- Garnish with slivered almonds and pistachios.
- Add a straw and long-handled spoon and serve!
Hope You Enjoy!!!!!