Sunday, March 6, 2011


When i announced Event F, the first dish which came to my mind was Falooda icecream. Who will say no to this wonderful dessert. But when i checked the net for the recipe, i got to know that, the recipe needs some special seeds like Tukmaria Seeds ( also known as Falooda seeds ) which i wont get in nearby shops. So i need to go to Mustafa centre. I found time only 2 days before to get the seeds but unfortunately, didnt get the sev. so thought i could manage with semiya. But today, when i soaked the seeds and checked for semiya but it was over and really disappointed. So thought, i should give a try to make the sev on my own and forced myself to do it with the lemon squeezer itself as i dont  have the sev press. Somehow, i managed to make it and the finally the falooda was really a big hit at my home. Here comes the recipe.


For Falooda
  • Vanilla Icecream - 1 to 2 scoop
  • Tukmaria Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Falood Sev - 1/2 cup (Semiya can also be used)
  • Apple - 1/4 cup (cut into small cups)
  • Pineapple - 1/4 cup (cut into small cups)
  • Strawberry - 1/4 cup (cut into small cups)
  • Rose syrup - 2 tsp
  • Cold Milk - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Green colour - a pinch (Optional)
  • Sugar - as needed
  • Nuts - (cashews, almonds) - 1tsp ( crushed )
For Falooda Sev
  • Corn flour - 3 tsp
  • Water - 1/2 cup (can be adjusted)
  • Sev Press - 1 ( i dont have one and hence used lemon squeezer)
  • Cold Water - 5 to 6 cups


To make Falooda Sev
  • Mix the corn flour and water nicely.
  • In a pan, add it and heat on low flame, stirring continuously. 
  • The mixture becomes transparent and switch off the stove immediately.
  • Allow it to cool for 2 min (not more than that, as they become harder).
  • Now put it into the Sev press and press into the cold water.
  • Put back the sev and cold water into the fridge. 
  • (Since i used lemon squeezer, my save size was only 2 to 3" long)

To make Falooda
  • Soak the Tukmaria seeds/Falooda seeds for nearly 2 hours.
  • Filter it and keep aside.
  • If you have Falooda sev, cook as per the instruction on the pack or else you can use the semiya also. But you can make the sev on your own as above.
  • Take 1/2 cup milk and add the rose syrup, 1/2 of the cardamom powder, half of the falooda seeds, half of the  sev, if needed add the sugar.
  • In the remaining milk, add the green colour, remaining cardamom powder, falooda seeds, falooda sev and add the sugar and mix well.
  • In a tall glass, pour the green coloured milk mixture, add the apple, pineapple, strawberry, and the rose coloured milk mixture.
  • Add the nuts.
  • Finally add the icecream and pour the little syrup and on the icecream.
  • Garnish with Strawberry and nuts and serve.

This goes to the following wonderful events

Kid's Delight - Restaurant Creation by Versatile kitchen and srivalli
Holi Aayi Re by Vatsala
Celebrate sweets by Rasoi and Nivedita

30 lovely comments:


very nice very authentic !! falooda looks mouthwatering and yummy yummy pics


Never knew we could make all falooda ingredients from scratch (like semiya)... So good... Thanks for this yummy recipe..


Looks superb... can't believe it is made from scratch....

Priya Sreeram

looks super good akila ! wanna slurp it on


Wow Akila, looks amazing! Will send my entry soon.

Menaga Sathia

wonderful dessert!!

Heather S-G

Oh, so pretty and tempting :D


I think the first dish that came to even my mind was falooda, looks superb. I just bought the "Laziza" brand's falooda mix and want to try it out before making it at home from scratch.


delicious looking falooda.


Wow... love the glass of falooda... u are really brilliant making sev on ur own.. excellent :) love the colors too :)


Looks so colorful and good!

Priya Suresh

Omg, feel like grabbing that whole glass and having rite now, soooo marvellous and very addictive Falooda..


wow !! looks perfect and beautiful !

Nandinis food

Lovely falooda. Great home-made version.


I love falooda very much..ur cam eout very good!...
I don't soak tukmaria for 2 hours...only for about 15 minutes...

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Vimitha Durai

OMG that looks mouth watering and u made that from scratch... Great Akila


Amazing.. they look like the restaurant bought ones.. so perfectly done..

Jeyashris Kitchen

great attempt of making falooda at home.wonderful recipe and a yummy dessert


What an amazing click, looks beautiful and yum!


Looks refreshing delicious nad home made falooda sev too looks wonderful and tasty.


thnk u akila for sending this as entry to my event. perfect one!! preparing it from scratch was really daring act and falooda came out so well...
Regarding your comment "Picture not displayed properly" - I can see the thumbnail. Do let me know if the problem still exists. I guess due to some server problem it takes few seconds for thumbnails to appear on-screen.



Never tried falooda at home,drooling at ur icy cold pics,nice entry for the event too!


wow, falooda looks great, you made sav, thats fantastic

Kamakshi Prasanna

never thought we could make falooda by ourselves..great recipe..

Suma Gandlur

Genuinely tempting! And worth your effort, I guess.


That's a lovely, lip-smacking Falooda!

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Hema Nova

the falooda looks tempting. though i am frequent reader, this is the first time i am commenting. after seeing your blog i am also in the process of creating my own blog. will you help me how to get that menu card widget(for the recipes) in my blog. please it will be a great help for me.


inviting pics and delicious !!


Hi Yuvana,

when i tried to contact you i could not see your email or your blog name in your blog status. Can you plz send me your email address to contact you.


Akila,You won't believe,I haven't tasted this desert yet! :)

photo-va paththa saapidanum pola irukku.:P

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