Falooda is best described as a dessert beverage which is really corn vermicelli. This is a delicious combination of layered Falooda with milk, sweet basil and vanilla ice-cream. I like to serve this with mango. This can be an any-time snack! Falooda is popular with Mumbai road side vendors. This chilled beverage-dessert is the perfect way to cool off in the summer heat.
- 2-1/2 Cup milk
- 3 Tbsp sugar (divided)
- 1 Cup fresh mango pulp
- 2 Tbsp sweet basil seed (tukmaria, sabza)
- 1 oz packet of falooda (falooda ia a corn vermicelli)
- 6 scoops vanilla ice-cream
- 1/2 cup finely chopped mangos (for garnishing)
Boil the milk with 2 tablespoons of sugar for about 15 minutes after milk comes to boil or until till it reduces to about 1-1/2 cup. After milk cool off refrigerate, milk should be chill.
Cook the falooda in boiling water, till they are soft! Strain, and chopped them in few pieces and keep aside to cool. Then refrigerator till needed, and it is chilled.
Add about 2 table spoons of sugar to mango pulp or as needed depends on sweetness of mango. Refrigerate the mango pulp and chopped mango, till you are ready to use.
soak the basil seeds/ tukmaria in a bowl in about ¼ cup of water making sure seeds are completely submerge. They will soon start to swell and look transparent. Strain and keep aside in a small bowl.
Milk and falooda should be refrigerated till you are ready to use, you can prepare them in advance as they can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.
Time to assemble the falooda, it is layered beverage-desert, take a tall glass first put 2-3 tablespoons of mango pulp, few spoons of falooda, about 2 spoons of baisel seeds, pour about ¼ cup of milk, about 1or 2 scoops of ice-cream, again some falooda and garnish with chopped mango.