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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Like kulfi, falooda is also one that I have not yet tasted at restaurants. Obviously no idea about the recipe. When Sangeeta  had suggestions for summer recipes and when I posted rose milk, she told one simple rose falooda that her mom makes and wanted me to post here. I was happy to try at home as I know I will never taste falooda at restaurant. When I made this and tasted, it was tasting great and I am loving it a lot. Totally my kind of dessert. I should make this often here after, I told myself. This is easy to make too. Perfect dessert idea for serving guests. You should try this dessert this summer sure you will love it.
When I was kid, my parents used to buy this sabja seeds (basil seeds) which is similar to Chia seeds and just mix with water and ask to drink. I never used to like it. Even when I bought this time, I thought I may not like it, by just seeing its looks. But when I had it in this dessert, it was too good. Sabja seeds has lots of health benefits, I guess its body coolant and chia seeds has lots of dietary fiber too. So for summer, it cools you even from the inside. My friend sangeeta told, her mom makes with sago/ sabudana instead of sabja seeds. I too first thought I will try with sago, but I wanted this sabja seeds health benefits, so go for sabja seeds.

Rose falooda recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time15 mins     |  Cook time: 35 mins     Serves: 2


Milk – 1 cup

Sabja seeds (basil seeds) or Chia seeds – 2 tsp

Vermicelli/ semiya – 1/4 cup

Rose syrup – 3 tblsp

Ice cream – 2 scoops (Vanilla flavor or kulfi)

Chopped nuts to garnish


  1. Soak chia seeds in a cup of water for 15 mins. Drain excess water with use of a metal strainer.
  2. 1-soak-chia-seeds
  3. Mean while you can cook semiya in 2 cups water until soft, drain water, keep aside.
  4. 2-cooked
  5. Boil milk, cool down, mix rose syrup to make rose milk. Gather all the ingredients, tall serving glasses. Add a tsp of rose syrup in bottom of the glass. Add the chia seeds equally in both glasses. Layer with cooked semiya equally in both glasses.
  6. 2-ingredients
  7. Add rose milk in each glass and top with a scoop of ice cream to finish. Garnish with nuts.
  8. 4-ready


    • Rose jelly can be added in this.
    • You can mix soaked chia seeds, cooked vermicelli with rose milk and keep refrigerated. Just before serving, transfer to the glass and top with ice cream to serve.
    • I used roasted vermicelli I had in stock, but use long, white vermicelli for more pleasant look.
    • You can drizzle with rose syrup on top of ice cream. Glazed cherry can be use for garnish too. Or some tutti fruity.
    • Make sure rose milk is bit on sweeter side to ensure balancing chia seeds and vermicelli addition.
    • Update: I first thought chia and sabja seeds are same, but thanks to Priyasakthi, she pointed out its different and I have updated this post.  But it both have similar effects, both taste wise, health wise, so you can swap :) 

I used a flavor called Hokey pokey icecream that Aj eats, I had in stock. It was good.

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  1. Wow, its tempting. Pinkish colour super

  2. Wonderful.. lovely clicks raji

  3. What a pretty drink! Love the color :)

  4. Wow very nice recipes ur friend Sangeetha shares with u
    Does she have her blog if no then in return U should encourage her to start her own soon

    1. Sure I will tell her 😊 I also already have told her many times.

    2. Thanks for the appreciation........I do not have any separate blog..I just share few ideas with my dear friend raji orally...and it's her hardwork and effort she puts into each recipe...so i think we must thank her for efforts and creativity. ..

  5. So many new stuff which u never heared before is taught by the lovely friend! Nice

  6. Superb and so tempting. One of my favourite dessert. Apt for this summer season.

  7. Could you pls let us know what is the link to Sangeetha's blog?? She has amazing ideas!

    1. She had one, but deleted since she wasn't able to maintain it. If at all she had one, sure I would have linked 😆

    2. Thanks for the appreciation....I do not have any separate blog..I just share few ideas with my dear friend raji orally...and it's her hardwork and effort she puts into each recipe...so i think we must thank her for efforts and creativity. ..

  8. Great one . Need to try . Do we get the pink food colour for making rose milk at ntuc ? Where do we get the chia seeds

    1. Yes i got pink color in fairprice. Chia seeds at cold storage. Bit expensive but.

    2. Oh . Thanks . Wil check it out .

  9. That is a rich and vibrant colored falooda... Looks awesome..

  10. Falooda is my favourite.Never knew it was so easy to make.Thank you so much..

  11. Can I use Chia seeds instead of Sabja seeds for making this yummy recipe.

    1. Yes I have mentioned in the ingredients :)


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