Falooda is a chilled dessert that consists of layers of vermicelli, soaked basil seeds, jelly, rose syrup and ice cream. One can even add a layer of fruits if needed. This dessert is yet another favourite of ours, especially during summers. I got this recipe from my Mother-in-law. This recipe should be sufficient for 4 servings.
Source:- My MIL
Basil seeds/Takmaria/ Black Khuskhus/Sabza- 3 tablespoons
Water- 3/4 cup
Wash and soak the basil seeds in water. Refrigerate
Roasted vermicelli- 1/2 cup
Milk- 1/4 cup
Salt- a pinch
Sugar- 1 tablespoon
Put the roasted vermicelli, milk and water in a pan and add salt and sugar. Let boil for a minute or 2. Switch off.Let cool. The vermicellli will soak up the liquid on its own. Once cool, refigerate.
Jelly- 1 packet (Preferably strawberry flavour)
Prepare as directed in the pack. Once set, crumble the jelly lightly using a fork or spoon.
Water- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon
Rose essence- 2 drops
Crimson colour- 2-3 drops
Take the sugar and water in a pan and let boil for a few minutes.We are looking for a thin syrupy consistency. Add the essence and colour. Mix well and let cool. Refrigerate.
Vanilla Ice cream – as required
Tall glasses for serving
Take tall glasses for serving. Pour a bit (1/2″ height) of the rose syrup into the glass. Now spoon in 2-3 tablespoons of cooked and chilled vermicelli. Spoon in the chilled basil seeds followed by jelly. Top with one or 2 scoops of ice cream. Garnish and serve. While consuming, mix all the layers with the spoon and enjoy every bit of it..