Falooda recipe

Falooda recipe, easy rose falooda drink with ice cream

falooda recipe

Yesterday, I had posted how to make falooda sev at home and today I am sharing falooda recipe. Falooda is one the best layered dessert in a glass that has its origins in Iran. This multi-textured summer drink has made its entry into many countries like India, Pakistan, Middle East, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Turkey. The Parsis who migrated to India from Iran introduced this sweet concoction to the Indian people. It is an integral part of the menus of street food hawkers that sell drinks, ice cream parlours and restaurants which serve numerous variations to the basic falooda recipe.

The basic falooda recipe, a milk based dessert, has rose syrup, falooda sev or vermicelli made from arrowroot or corn flour, milk, falooda seeds (basil seeds) and ice cream going into it. Indian falooda recipe has evolved into various flavors like saffron, pista, mango, strawberry, chocolate, rabri etc. Fruit falooda is also very popular where the basic falooda recipe is layered with fresh cut fruits.

falooda recipe
falooda indian style

Homemade falooda recipe is easy to put together provided you have all the falooda ingredients on hand. Falooda sev can be made at home using corn flour. Falooda seeds need to soak for a few minutes to swell. Use full fat milk and I usually boil the milk till it reduces to three fourth of its original quantity as it does wonders to enhance the creaminess and flavor. Use good quality rose syrup or rooh afsa. Pistachios and almonds add a bit of crunch and richness to the falooda. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and you have a delicious dessert in a glass.

falooda ingredients
falooda ingredients – sabja, jelly, falooda sev and jelly

Its good to over indulge in a falooda once in a while especially on a hot sultry day. This heavenly dessert has contrasting flavors and textures with chewy falooda seeds, soft noodles and jelly, melt in the mouth ice cream and crunchy nuts. Falooda drink or milkshake is truly a delightful summer dessert that is addictive. Every sip is luscious and truly a taste of heaven!

Tomorrow you can look forward to falooda kulfi recipe, where falooda and kulfi are served together drizzled with rose syrup.

Learn how to make falooda recipe indian style

Falooda recipe

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  milk
  •   falooda sev
  •   rose syrup


  •   Milk - 2 cups, full fat
  •   Jelly - 1/2 cup, cubed (raspberry or strawberry)
  •   Rose syrup - 5-6 tbsps (or rooh afsa)
  •   Falooda seeds - 1 tsp (sabja/basil seeds) soak in 1/3 cup water for 20-30 mts
  •   Falooda sev - 1/2 cup
  •   Pistachios - 5, sliced
  •   ALmonds - 4, sliced
  •   Vanilla ice cream - 4 scoops
  •   Cherries - 2, for garnish (optional)

Method for making Falooda recipe

Bring milk to boil and simmer till it reduces to 1 1/2 cups. Turn off flame and bring to room temperature. Add 1 1/2 to 2 tbsps of rose syrup to the milk and mix. Chill until use.
Make jelly by following the instructions on the packet. Cool and refrigerate. Once cool, cut into small cubes and set aside.
Make falooda sev by following the link provided above. Place in cold water and refrigerate until use.
Soak falooda seeds in water for 30 mts and allow to bloom. Set aside.
Chill the serving glasses in the fridge for half an hour.
To assemble falooda: Take the chilled serving glass and add a generous tbsp of rose syrup or rooh afsa.
Add 2 tbsps of jelly cubes, followed by 2 heaped tbsps of bloomed falooda seeds.
Next layer with 1/4 cup of falooda sev/noodles. Slowly pour the chilled rose milk till 3/4th of the glass. Next add two scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.
Finally drizzle some rose syrup, garnish with sliced nuts and a cherry. Serve immediately to avoid the ice cream from melting and over flowing.


  •   You can add chopped fruits of your choice like apple and mango after layering with jelly cubes.
  •   Falooda sev can be substituted with normal wheat vermicelli. Cook the vermicelli in water and little sugar and drain the water.


Falooda recipe, a gem among Indian recipes made with milk, falooda sev, falooda seeds, rose syrup & ice cream. How to make falooda at home, a summer drink.
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  • shravani

    Awesome falooda sailaja garu, the pic is so tempting and mouth watering. These days I thought it was vermicelli, only after seeing your post I came to know about falooda sev.

  • Pravena M

    I am making this for a party , can I do the layer the glasses with all the ingredients and refrigerate and before serving just add ice cream ? Will it be good , have you tried ?

    • http://www.sailusfood.com/ Sailu | Indian Food

      Yes, you can do that.