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Falooda Recipe - How to make falooda at home

I am so excited to share falooda recipe with you guys today. This is my most favorite recipe that I make it in summer whenever I crave for some dessert. How can I forget that it is also dear hubby’s favorite dessert.

Falooda is a recipe from Pakistan. It is rose flavored milk dessert with basil seeds, sev and ice cream topping. You need to plan some elements like soaking sabja seeds and boiling-chilling milk ahead of time while making falooda. But all the effort is worth when you enjoy a glass of falooda. And yes making it at a home is also cheap.

Falooda Recipe - How to make falooda at home

Falooda comes in between category of beverage and dessert. But I prefer to call it as a dessert. This is little heavy if you consider it a beverage. And most important that you have to eat 80% falooda with spoon so I call it a dessert.

Falooda Recipe

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings

Falooda Recipe

Cuisine – Pakistani, Indian

Recipe category – Beverage, dessert

Skill level – Easy/Beginner


  • Basil seeds – 1 ½ teaspoons **Notes
  • Milk – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • Falooda Sev – handful **Notes
  • Rose Syrup – 2 tablespoons **Notes
  • Ice cream – 2 scoops
  • Pistachios – few, chopped for garnishing
  • Rose petals – few, for garnishing (optional)
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  • **Notes –
  • Basil Seedsalso known as Sabja seeds or Tukamria. You need to soak them for at least 30 minutes. More soaking time do not hurt. Even you can keep refrigerated soaked sabja seeds up to a day. And after 30 minutes it swells up water and become like this (shown below.) it creates gel like layer around it.
  • Falooda Sevif you are familiar to falooda then you know what is falooda sev. But for those who does not know, I took a picture of the falooda sev packet for your reference. I bought it from Indian grocery store. And Inside the packet sev are light yellow in color.
  • Rose SyrupI have used Rooh afza because I have it in my pantry so I did not bother to buy rose syrup. You can use any.


  1. Soak basil seeds in the water for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain them.
  2. Meanwhile take milk and sugar in the pan. Let it come to a boil on medium heat. And then lower the heat and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then chill it in the refrigerator.
  4. Make the falooda sev as per package instruction. How I did – take some water in a pan, let it come to a rolling boil. Add falooda sev, let it cook for 4-5 minutes. Drain it and rinse it with cold water immediately. This is how it looked when cooked.
  5. Now everything is ready, soaked basil seeds, chilled milk and sev. Let’s assemble the falooda.
  6. Take two glasses. Add basil seeds to it.
  7. Then on top add cooked falooda sev.
  8. Then add 1 tablespoon of rose syrup in each glass.
  9. Pour the milk in it. Some basil seeds will float on top.
  10. Then add a scoop of ice cream.
  11. Garnish it with chopped pistachios and rose petals.
  12. Serve immediately.

Additional info

Taste – Sweet, cooling with rose flavors

Shelf life – must be served immediately. But you can prepare different elements (like soaking basil seeds, boiling milk, cooking sev) ahead of time. Keep it refrigerated and assemble right before serving.

Serving suggestions – Serve as a dessert.

So what are you waiting for? Note down the needed ingredients and buy it next grocery trip and make delicious falooda this weekend. Enjoy with your family.

Falooda Recipe - How to make falooda at home

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  • Dennis April 8, 2014, 10:08 am

    As an absolute dunce in the kitchen who could probably burn water if given sufficient time, I must say that these were the easiest instructions ever!

    Falooda has always struck me as being incredibly difficult to prepare. Quite honestly, the first time, I overlooked your instructions to immediately rinse the Falooda Sev in cold water and ended up chewing on rose flavored gum.

    Second time was perfection though and the third time, it was the absolute hit of the party! :)

    Thanks a lot Kanan. Cheers!

    • Kanan April 8, 2014, 12:51 pm

      Very glad to know that recipe is helpful and falooda was hit.

  • Anil kumar March 25, 2014, 2:52 pm

    Its taste is very nice. its my fav drink in summer.

    • Kanan March 25, 2014, 8:22 pm

      Happy to know you liked it. :)

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  • Ineta Mezule February 6, 2014, 6:17 am

    Thank you for Falooda recipe.Im reeding Gregory David Roberts book “Shantaram”. Author mentioned in a book Falooda.
    Thank you.
    Ineta from Latvia

  • Madhuri. January 2, 2014, 8:12 am

    Thanks alot for giving me detailed method of making falooda in simple language.
    On sunday i am going to make it for my brother.

    • Kanan January 2, 2014, 1:20 pm

      Thanks Madhuri. Hope you and your brother enjoy falooda. Do let us know your feedback.

  • Veronica's Kitchen June 2, 2013, 12:24 am

    That is a beautiful and tasty dessert! So exotic!

  • Neela May 31, 2013, 1:42 pm

    Lovely falooda. Nice clicks.

  • Sachi May 31, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Falooda is of persian origin isnt it?

    P.S step 2: “Meanwhile take and sugar in the pan. Let it come to a boil on medium heat. And then lower the heat and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes”

    This would be in milk or water?

    thank you

    • Kanan May 31, 2013, 1:50 pm

      Thanks for pointing out the error. it should be milk and sugar. I have updated now.
      yes Sachi, you are right. as per Wikipedia, it is Persian origin. but where I grew up, I have always heard that it is Pakistani drink/dessert.