Monday, September 2, 2013

Falooda ~~SN Challenge

Yesterday i was eagerly waiting to see our this month's South vs North Challenge an event owned by Divya Pramil, unfortunately we the South Indian Team came to know about our challenge very late in nite. Eventhough before leaving to bed, i checked the recipe and its our family favourite Falooda, this drink is in my  to do list since ages, but somehow i couldnt able to make them earlier. This time how can i skip this drink, whenever we go to Indian restaurant, my daughter will definitely order this chilled and sweet beverage and we love to have a sip from her's. Everytime she yells on us for finishing wat she ordered but who cares and everytime we do the same. Obviously when i prepared her favourite drink at home, she had this drink after her lunch and enjoyed finally a tall glass of this falooda completely by herself.

Do you know Falooda or Faluda is a cold and sweet beverage containing many ingredients which is very popular in South Asia. Traditionally it is made by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli, basil (sabza/takmaria) seeds, jelly pieces and tapioca pearls along with either milk or icecream.Falooda vermicelli are often made from arrowroot rather than wheat. The rose syrup may be substituted with another flavoured base like mango,chocolate, saffron or else with any other fruit syrup but my choice is always rose syrup.Nowadays faluda is a popular summer drink throughout Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and the Middle East and is readily available in restaurants and beach stalls.Thanks to this month's North team Minnie of The Lady8home for challenging the South team (which i belongs) with this incredible beverage while Vijayalakshmi of our South team challenged the opposite North team with Ellu Poorna Kuzhakattai, a must for the upcoming Ganesh chathurthi in every South Indian's home.Minnie suggested us two versions of falooda one with icecream and second one with malai kulfi, somehow i went for the icecream one.



2cups Chilled milk
1cup Milk (warm milk)
1/2tsp Saffron
2tbsp Rose water
5nos Almonds (sliced)
15nos Pistachios (sliced)
1tbsp Chironji/Charoli
Few Cashew (chopped)
4tbsp Rose Sryup
 A Handful of Falooda noodles
3Cups Water (for cooking the noodles)
1/2cup Basil seeds
Few scoops Vanilla icecream or Malai Kulfi

Add the rose syrup to the chilled milk and place it in fridge.

Meanwhile soak the basil seeds in a cup of water, it will take an hour to plump.

In a cup of warm milk,soak the saffron,rose water,cover and keep it in fridge for an hour.

Boil the noodles in 3cups water until soft, drain the water.

Now immerse the noodles in saffron soaked milk and place it in fridge until assembling.


To Assemble:
In  two tall glasses, drop the 3/4 of chilled noodles with quarter cup of saffon milk.

Top it with 2tablespoons of basil seeds.

Pour in the chilled rose syrup into the glass.

Top it again with two scoops of vanilla icecream.

Now pour in the remaining saffron milk and rest of the noodles.

Garnish it with the choped nuts.

If you want more sweet, drizzle a little more rose syrup.

43 comments:

Meena Selvakumaran said... Reply To This Comment

chance e illa priya,kalakitinga.name it and u can do it.lovely clicks.wish i could grab it.

anusha praveen said... Reply To This Comment

OMG!!! Falooda is my favorite dessert Priya and you have made this so wonderfully well!! Looks very inviting. Would be happy to have this as a three course dinner

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

I knew you could the first one [as always!]. Looks awesome Priya. I can't find that Sev here and am still looking for it and you have already posted yours!! Hat's off girl :)

AparnaRajeshkumar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya :) u r so fascinate about cooking , blogging and clicking wish i could have your energy ! Way to go girl !

Preetha Soumyan said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Priya u r so so super fast.... lovely clicks... its my all time favourite....Hope i can do this fast as i can..

Jaleela Banu said... Reply To This Comment

niingka kalakkungka. super fast..

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

Aks - 2 things I was looking forward for today one is your falooda since I knew you would be the first one to post ;-) secondly that the falooda will have ice cream :P now since I guessed both right I need both the falooda glasses right away :P.. falooda looks absolutely fantastic

Hasna Hamza Layin said... Reply To This Comment

Bahut naa insaafi hai yeh :-( i'm fasting nd cant stop drooling

S.Menaga said... Reply To This Comment

OMG superrr priya,it's my fav also but dont know my hubby hate this...super tempting!!

Fajeeda said... Reply To This Comment

hmm so yummy my fav one.......

Raksha said... Reply To This Comment

yummy, check my version too

prethika skm said... Reply To This Comment

Super fast post for SNC...semma kalakal akka...Falooda looks so yumm

Nupur UK-Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

This is one sweet I can have on my death bed :P.. Glad you liked it Priya..

Vineetha said... Reply To This Comment

I have been wanting to try this since ages and even bought the ingredients for it but some never got to make it till today...this is absolutely mouthwatering..yummmm.

Akila said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy n delicious..

Princy Vinoth said... Reply To This Comment

PPPPrrriiyyaaa pls pass me that glass!!

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

super! my fav dessert. can you send me some parcel?

Manjula Bharath said... Reply To This Comment

wow super delicious and yummy looking falooda :) tempting me aks !! :)

Prami Pramitha said... Reply To This Comment

wowhhh yumyyyyyy!!!!!
superb shot...

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nandoos Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

great Priya. It's looking yummy. Really tempting.

nandoo

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Rafeeda AR said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome akka... feel like grabbing from the screen...

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

In this whole earth.. i think u r the jet speedesst cook priya jee... yummmyy i am craviing..

Priya Anandakumar said... Reply To This Comment

OMG, superb sis... lovely and really yum, yum, yum...

Poornimas Kitche said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome girl.... Falooda lookng so yummmm....

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

very tempting looking falooda ...yummy

Meena Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

OOOO Priya falooda looksss really good!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious and lovely looking faloodas. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Wow! So yummy and tempting falooda.

thelady8home said... Reply To This Comment

Beautiful falooda Priya.....looks delicious!!!! And lovely clicks.

Renu navin said... Reply To This Comment

am not a big fan of falooda but thi slooks yummy.. :)wow clicks

Rebecca Subbiah said... Reply To This Comment

what a fun drink can I have one ?

suhaina aji said... Reply To This Comment

what a super tempting glass of falooda..i can have it anytime..yumm

Pooja Agrawal said... Reply To This Comment

ahhhh my kind of Falooda dear...just want to finish both the glass..please pass them...beautiful!!!!

Sherin Deepu said... Reply To This Comment

that was suer quick and looks super delicious.


Plssss... Can I borrow some basil seeds of u Sshhh. No one should know.

Chitz said... Reply To This Comment

That's a very tempting glass of goodies.. Yummmmm !

Sona S said... Reply To This Comment

Falooda looks inviting, can't wait to try this now.

srikars kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Nice presentation.. looks really yummy...

Yashodha Anbuchelvan said... Reply To This Comment

Excellent falooda akka..:)

Sanoli Ghosh said... Reply To This Comment

Super delicious Falooda. Lipsmacking good!

Janani said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy falooda so yumm I am loving the color u got nice orange shade.

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

looking divine

Asiya Omar said... Reply To This Comment

Wow ! looks fantastic.

Sowjanya Alok said... Reply To This Comment

Where do you find time to do everything Priya. I really want to learn the trick from you