Falooda Recipe | How to make falooda at home

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Falooda Recipe – very delicious and yummy beverage cum dessert that is flavored with Rose syrup. Key ingredients are sabja seeds (aka basil seeds), vermicelli aka falooda sev, sweetened milk and ice cream.

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? Yes it is heavy and really indulging dessert. But yeah once in a while I do make it. Even recently I made Mango falooda.

My next goal is to make falooda sev at home. FYI, falooda sev is made from corn starch or corn flour and water. If you are familiar to falooda then you know what falooda sev is. But for those who does not know, here is the photo of raw falooda sev from store bought packet on left while cooked and drained falooda sev on right. I bought it from Indian grocery store and you can see sev are yellow in color.

Falooda Sev | Falooda Recipe | How to make falooda at home

Other interesting ingredient is falooda seeds aka sabja seeds, basil seeds, tukmaria.  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 creates gel like layer around it. Below left is sabja seeds and right is soaked seeds after 30 minutes. Please continue reading here more about basil seeds, if you are interested in health benefits of it.

Sabja seeds | Basil seeds | Falooda seeds | Tukmariya

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 homemade falooda is also cheap.

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 as a beverage. And most important that you have to eat 80% falooda with spoon so I call it a dessert.

Falooda Recipe | How to make falooda at home

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.

Here is Homemade Falooda Recipe:

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Falooda Recipe
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Homemade Falooda recipe is easy to make and cheaper too. It is rose flavored dessert cum beverage recipe
Category: Beverage, dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Yield: 2 Servings
  • Basil seeds – 2 teaspoons
  • Milk – 1½ cups
  • Sugar – 2 tablespoons
  • Falooda Sev – handful
  • Rose Syrup – 2 tablespoons
  • Ice cream – 2 scoops
  • Pistachios – few, chopped for garnishing
  • Rose petals – few, for garnishing (optional)
  1. Soak basil seeds in the water for at least 30 minutes. After 30 minutes drain them.
  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 5-7 minutes. Then chill it in the refrigerator. Milk becomes little thick.
  3. 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 to stop further cooking. using kitchen scissors, cut them into approx 1 inch pieces, so it will easier to eat later.
  4. Now everything is ready, soaked basil seeds, chilled milk and sev. Let’s assemble the falooda.
  5. Take two glasses. Add basil seeds to it.
  6. Then on top add cooked falooda sev.
  7. Then add 1 tablespoon of rose syrup in each glass.
  8. Pour the milk in it. Some basil seeds will float on top.
  9. Then add a scoop of ice cream.
  10. Garnish it with chopped pistachios and rose petals.
  11. 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.


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  1. deepika says

    I wanna askk should we add sabja seed andd falooda sevv intoo boild milk or usee themm separately while serving it.

    • says

      I have mentioned in the recipe instruction. Boil the milk and sugar. Chill in the fridge. Then while making falooda, layer them separately in the glass. Hope this helps.

    • says

      1/2 cups of cornstarch or corn flour + 1 tablespoon of sugar + 1 1/4 cups of water. Make smooth batter. Cook in low to medium heat (stir continuously so not lumps are formed). Cook till you get shiny, thick paste like consistency. Pour in the sev maker machine. Do not let it get cold. Do this while hot. Press sev or noddles in the ice cold water. Store in fridge with water. Sev should be submerged in water. Use as needed (no need to cook again like we do for dry noddles or sev). If you want yellow color then you can add pinch of saffron or food color.

      • r k saxena says

        Thanx,for the faluda receipe at home. Im very fond of faluda since my childhood..at least i can make my favourite dessert at home. Was searching receipe for years together.

  2. Dennis says

    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!

  3. Ineta Mezule says

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

  4. Madhuri. says

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