Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pistachio Falooda

Falooda is a popular dessert- drink in South Asia.  This drink is prepared by mixing rose syrup ,basil seeds and falooda sev(noodles) along with milk .  Depending on your taste, different  flavors like vanilla, strawberry etc flavored falooda can be prepared. Our favorite is  "rose flavored falooda".

I experimented with this drink and prepared Falooda flavored with pistachios. It turned out to be tasty and a good refreshing drink after hard day's work. Hope you also enjoy it.

Serves : 2 people

For making Pistachio flavoured milk
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Sugar - 3 tbsp
  • Pistachios - 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Other Ingredients needed for making Falooda
  • Falooda noodles/ sev - a handful
  • Basil seeds or tukmaria - 2 tsp
  • Vanilla Icecream - 1 cup
  • Green colour - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Chopped almonds - 1/4 cup
  • Green cherry - 6 (optional)


  • Soak the basil seeds in water atleast for 2 hours.
  • Boil the falooda noodles into water for about 15 minutes.
  • When noodles are boiled,drain the water from noodles and keep it aside.

  • For making Pistachio flavoured milk
    • Remove the outer skin of the pistachios and grind it to the fine powder.
    • Pour the 2 cups of milk into pot and boil till the milk becomes half in its quantity.
    • Then add pistachio powder, sugar and cardamom powder. If your using colour, at it at this point.
    • Stir well and cook again for 5 minutes.
    • Turn off the flame and allow the pistachio milk to cool down.
    • This will yield about 1cup of pistachio flavoured milk

    Assembling of Falooda
    • First mix the 1 cup of pistachio flavoured milk  with 1 cup of unflavoured milk.
    • Take the glass of your choice.  Fill the 3/4 of glass with the mixed milk,then add  1/4 spoon of soaked basil seeds and 1 tsp of falooda noodles/sev.
    • Now slowly add a scoop of vanilla icecream and garnish with the chopped almonds and green cherry.


    1. Hi... I love pistachio very much... I dont know that i could end as a drink also... TQVM 4 sharing..

    2. It looks fantastic ! I love the color , flavor and texture ! Yummy ! Slurp !!!! ;D

    3. looks great. love it . love it love it

    4. This looks fantastic! I bet I will love it :)

    5. Yummy and tempting falooda...Perfect for this season...

    6. Falooda looks absolutely divine..i dont mind having it..

    7. Nice space with lovely dishes! Love it !

    8. Looks really yummy... have to try making falooda

    9. This goes right to my pistachio loving heart!