Mango Falooda


Mango Falooda

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Falooda is one the best layered dessert in a glass that has been our favorite drink to have after spicy meals.

This multi-textured summer drink has its origins in Iran and then has made its entry into many countries and is quiet a hit with street vendors.

The basic falooda recipe is a milk based dessert with some rose syrup, falooda sev, basil seeds and ice cream going into it.

Falooda has evolved into various flavors like saffron, pista, mango, strawberry, chocolate, rabri etc. Seasonal fruit falooda is also very popular where the basic falooda recipe is layered with fresh cut fruits.

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.

Some benefits of these magical basil seeds include relieve for heartburn, indigestion and has the same effect of antibiotics eliminating bacteria.

Also it has a very cooling effect and helps to refresh and cool our body and mind in this scorching heat. As you can see , it is extremely pretty to look at and tastes delicious.

So, its ok to over indulge in a falooda once in a while especially on a hot sultry day. And today I made this Mango Falooda for my mom and dad, and they enjoyed thoroughly. Mom especially is a big fan of mango, she loved the chunks of mango pieces that I added into the falooda.

Ingredients:-

Milk -1 1/2 cup
Falooda Sev/ Vermicelli- 1/2 cup cooked
Basil seeds/ Sabja seeds- 1 tbsp
Chopped mangoes – 1 cup
Mango Puree – 1 cup
Sugar as needed
Dry fruits- 2 tbsp chopped
Vanilla/ Mango Ice cream – 2 generous scoops
Preparations:-

Boil milk on medium heat and add 3 tbsp sugar, let them cool then refrigerate.

Soak sabja seeds in 1/2 cup of water for 20 minutes. Strain water if any and keep it aside.

Chop mangoes into small cubes. Also make mango puree without adding sugar.

Add vermicelli/falooda sev in boiling water and let it sook for 5 mins. Drain them and risnse with cold water to avoid cooking further.

{The best part about this recipe is that you can make all your preparations and store in refrigerator before hand and serve it when your guests arrive}

Layering of Falooda:-

Chill the serving glass for 5 minutes in the refrigerator.

Layer the bottom of the glass with sweetened mango puree. On top of it spread a layer of sabja seeds. Then spread a layer of falooda sev followed by some mango pieces and chopped dry fruits. Repeat the same steps one more time and add sweetened milk.
Add a generous scoop of desired ice cream and top it with nuts and mango pieces.
Voila! Homemade mango falooda is ready to slurp 🙂
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