This drink reminds me of when I was pregnant with my first daughter Amber.  My husband would have to drive me to Wembley a couple of times a week to satisfy the cravings for this sweet, rose flavoured drink.  It’s easy to reproduce at home but doesn’t quite stir up the same memories.

I made this as part of a trio of rose flavoured desserts for the 2012  Om Nom Nom Food Bloggers Challenge.

Copyright Urvashi Roe_Nom Nom Nom 2012-25

Falooda is the middle shot glass

You’ll need

  • 1 tall glass of milk
  • 1-2 tbsp rose syrup – do not substitute with rosewater. It won’t work.
  • 2 tsp tukmeria seeds
  • 1 tbsp rice vermicelli
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream – optional

To make it

  1. Put the vermicelli and tukmeria seeds into a bowl of water and leave to soften.
  2. Mix up the milk and rose syrup in the glass.
  3. When the seeds and vermicelli are soft, drain and then add to the pinky milk.
  4. Serve with a dollop of ice cream drizzled over with a tsp of syrup floating on the top

Quick, easy and refreshing on a hot summer’s day.


3 responses to “Falooda

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  2. OMG your blog makes me miss my amazing-in-every-way mom! My one regret is not learning EVERYTHING from her when I lived at home. Such a shame for it to be lost on my generation! But your blog brings back very warm memories and it inspires me to roll up my sleeves and attempt some dishes for my white boyfriend (who does love Indian food but I lack the confidence to cook!). I’ve mentioned the rose syrup with milk combo to people before and they can never fathom what it would taste like, but to all of my Gujarati cousins, no matter how old we get, we will always compete to see who can sneak in the most rose syrup and end up with the pinkest milk!

    • I’m so so happy to bring happy memories back for you. One of the reasons I started this blog was to create and document recipes for my girls when they are older. They are still little so time to learn.
      I love your falooda story. I must admit I was the only falooda fiend in my family so had the pinkness all to myself!

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