Falooda


Falooda

Falooda or Faluda (Urdu: فالودہ ) is a popular beverage in the Indian subcontinent made primarily by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli and tapioca seeds along with either milk or water. In addition to these basic ingredients, basil seeds ("sabja/takmaria"), tutti frutti, sugar, and ice cream may be added. The vermicelli used is often made from arrowroot rather than wheat. The rose syrup may be substituted with another flavoured base to produce kesar (saffron), mango, chocolate, and fig Falooda.Falooda is thought to be an adaption of the Persian dessert "faloodeh" and was brought to the surrounding Middle Eastern countries and South Asia by Muslim travellers and merchants.

Falooda is a popular summer drink throughout North India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Middle East countries and is readily available in hotels and on beach stalls. A variant is "falooda kulfi", where falooda and kulfi are served together with a syrup.

It is very similar to the Thai drink nam manglak, which is made from basil seeds mixed with sugar, water, and rose water. The Iraqi Kurds also have their own version; but made with thicker vermicelli.


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