This blogging is a dangerous activity, yes it brings you in touch with like minded people, you make friends, you connect offline, but it also means that you can get quite obsessed with making / cooking what someone else is eating because you are bombarded with pictures or descriptions!
R of Hungry and Excited blog, was talking nonstop for a couple of days about replacing her meals with Falooda that she made at home to combat the heat and I was insanely jealous. I usually make falooda at home. We love having it to beat the hot summers here in Hyderabad. There are also a lot of popular places where one can have falooda that people flock to. But it was past 10:30 PM and I didn’t have ice cream on hand so I made K drive me to the nearest place and slurped more than sipped this sickeningly sweet but yummy drink/ dessert.
We had the special kesar falooda with dry fruit. The other popular flavours are pista, khus and ofcourse kesar
Falooda is by no means a low calorie indulgence. It is sugar laden and very filling. No wonder R was replacing her meals with it.
Falooda (makes 2 servings)
2 cups chilled milk
4 teaspoons sabja seeds soaked in water for 10 minutes and drained (basil seeds)
1/2 cup falooda sev (if not use regular semia, cook in 1/2 cup water with 2 teaspoons sugar)
3 scoops butter scotch/ vanilla or pista icecream
1/4 cup rose syrup / rooh afza
Divide all the ingredient equally as you layer in the glasses first add the rose syrup next add the soaked and drained sabja seeds
Next add the cooked falooda semia and gently pour the chilled milk so that it doesn’t mix with the rose syrup
Top with icecream & drizzle some more rose syrup, serve immediately
Instead of rose syrup any other syrup like khus / pista or kesar syrup can be used.
The pairing of icecream is as follows khus/ pista syrup with pista icecream
kesar with butterscotch or vanilla icecream
rose syrup with vanilla or strawberry icecream