Monday, 1 July 2013

Pista Falooda

Falooda is a well known cold, sweet beverage which is usually consumed as drink or as dessert. Its origin longs back to Mughal Empire. It is originally made with rose flavoured milk but depending on choice it has been made with varied flavours like saffron flavoured or mango flavoured or even pista, chocolate and many others. I wished to try pista flavoured falooda as I'm not that fan of rose flavor and we as a family enjoyed it to the core with a dollop of vanilla icecream. Sounds yum? Lets see how I made this pista falooda.

Falooda sev-50-75gms/Handful
Milk-2 cups
Basil seeds/Sabja/Tukmaria- 1/4- 1/2 tsp
Sugar-2-3 tbsp. or according to taste
Cardamom powder-pinch
Cashews and raisins-10-12
Green food colour-a hint
Water-2 cups+2 tbsp

Soak sabja seeds in 2 tbsp of water for around 1 hour.
Dry grind Pistachiosta to get Pistachios powder.
Bring 2 cups of water to a rolling boil and add falooda sev and cook till they are tender and soft.
Now strain and keep aside the falooda sev.
Boil milk and once done add sugar, pista powder, green food colour, basil/sabja seeds, cardamom powder and let it simmer with constant stirring
Now add the cooked falooda sev to the milk and keep simmering for around 5-10 mins till all flavours get incorporated.
Let it cool down to room temperature, then chill it in refrigerator.
Serve in long glasses falooda topped with a dollop of vanilla icecream and dry fruits like cashews and raisins.

Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)

Sending this to Nivedhanam's Authentic Indian Sweets w Giveaway for my First Blog Birthday

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