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Falooda Dessert / Drink


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Falooda Dessert / Drink

The ever refreshing dessert or drink, ‘Falooda’ is a whirlpool dessert consisting of a few flavors that combine to awaken the senses! The essential combinations are strawberry jelly, rose milk and variations with ice cream , thin strands of jellied substance – either cornflour based or china grass(agar/agar) based and topped with your choice of maraschino cherries or other toppings.

Anyone would be happy to be served this fabulous ‘Falooda’ !

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I have given recipes for both the Falooda Dessert as well as the Falooda Drink below.

Falooda Dessert / Drink

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 6


For Falooda Dessert:

  • 1 packet jelly ( strawberry ), made according to package instructions.
  • ½ tin condensed milk
  • 3 cups milk
  • Rose Syrup of choice OR (If you don’t’ have rose syrup, combine few drops rose essence, red color and  sufficient Sugar in water and heat till melted)
  • 5 Tbsp Cornflour and 1 ½ cups water (or use ready made ‘Falooda Sev’)
  • 3 tsp black kiwi seeds/ basil seeds / kasa kasa seeds soaked in a little water till puffed up
  • Vanilla Ice-cream
  • Maraschino Cherries to garnish
  • You will need a bowl of Ice cold water

For Falooda Drink:

  • 1 Tbsp kiwi/basil seeds
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups whole/skimmed milk
  • ½-¾ cups sweet rose syrup (according to taste)
  • ½-¾  vanilla icecream


To Make Falooda Dessert:

  • Prepare the jelly as directed and pour into individual serving glasses. Set in fridge till set.
  • Make the rose-milk: Combine the condensed milk with the milk and bring to boil. Add the rose flavored sweet syrup as required( sweetness and color to taste). Place in fridge till chilled.
  • (If you don’t have rose syrup add food color and rose essence to some sugar syrup and add to the milk mixture)
  • Make the home made ‘Falooda Sev- thin jellied strands’: Add 2 Tbsp to a sauce pan. Add 1 cup of the water and bring to boil stirring. Meanwhile stir the remaining 3 Tbsp Cornflour with ½ cup of water and set aside.
  • Stir the cornflour mixture till it becomes quite thick. Then add the reserved extra cornflour mixture.
  • Stir till very thick and glossy and develops the texture of ‘Petroleum jelly’.
  • Use an Idiappam / noodle press or some type of hand held press that will press out thin strands. You can use a piping bag also.
  • Press small portions of the thick cornflour water gel through the press directly into a bowl of ICE COLD WATER.
  • Finish all of the cornflour gel in this manner. Do not stir the gel that has been pressed into the Ice water bowl.
  • Leave a minute and then drain. Keep in refrigerator till ready to use.
  • Assemble the Falooda: Once all the items are set /chilled (You can do all this the day before if you are planning for guests)
  • To the glasses in which the strawberry jelly is set, First  gently add 2 Tbsp or more of the ‘Home Made Sev’.
  • Pour in the rose milk to almost cover the ‘Jellied strands’. Top with the soaked kiwi seeds. And then finally place a scoop of ice-cream and a maraschino cherry on top!
  • Your Falooda Dessert is ready!

 To make Falooda Drink:

  • Soak the kiwi seeds till they puff up considerabely.
  • Place spoonfulls of the seeds on the bottom of serving glasses.
  • Pour in milk – within and inch or so of the top of the glass.
  • Pour in some sweet rose syrup. It will settle to the bottom of the milk. Do not stir.
  • Top with a scoop of icecream.


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  • Kiwi seeds are available in the baking section of your supermarket. It is often used in desserts.
  • Older Kiwi seeds may take longer to puff up. Relatively good kiwi seeds will puff up quite fast.
  • As an alternative to the cornflour gel, you may use set jelly made from china grass/ agar- agar that has been cut into small dices.
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