|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 80g||102%|
|Saturated Fat 33g||166%|
|Total Carbohydrate 87g||32%|
|Dietary Fiber 10g||36%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
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
- 1/2 cup almonds (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 the ingredients.
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 center. 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!