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How to Make Falooda (Porridge): Middle-East Summer Dessert

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Hi Foodies! I am Urwa Khan, This is my most favorite recipe that I make in summer whenever I crave some dessert.

Custard falooda, the most Favorite Middle- East Summer Dessert

Custard falooda, the most Favorite Middle- East Summer Dessert

Falooda is a popular Indian and Pakistani summer dessert made with various layered elements like jelly, custard, and chia seeds. Served both in restaurants and even on the streets in many Pakistani cities, this popular Pakistani dessert is perfect for warmer weather and outdoor dining.

It is a delicious and iconic creamy addition to your iftar table is a must-try. When you crave something cold. This super creamy dessert is great to enjoy on a hot day. Treat yourself at iftar after a long fast with this refreshing dessert. The vanilla custard and chia seeds give a lovely cooling touch. Learn to make this refreshing falooda recipe with my recipe.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

30 min

10 min

40 min

6

Ingredients

For soaking chia seeds:

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1 cup water

For Vermicelli:

  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • Chilled water as required

For Custard:

  • 1 liter milk
  • 4 tablespoons Vanilla Custard Powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon green cardamom powder

For Strawberry Jelly:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup strawberry jelly powder

For Banana Jelly:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup banana jelly powder

Assembling:

  • Chilled custard
  • Chilled vermicelli
  • Chilled jellies
  • Chia seeds (soaked)

Instructions

  1. Soak chia seeds in water and let rest for 20 minutes.
  2. Now, in a pan add water, cornflour, and sugar and mix. Turn on the flame and keep stirring until the mixture starts to thicken. Cook on medium-low flame until the mixture becomes translucent.
  3. Transfer this mixture into the seviyan maker and make the seviyan into the chilled water. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes.
  4. In a pot heat milk and icing sugar and bring it to boil. Add custard slurry and let cook on medium flame until it starts to thicken while stirring continuously. Add cardamom powder and cook until it has thickened. Cool it down at room temperature.
  5. Now, bring 2 cups of water to boil in a pan and stir in strawberry jelly powder and cook until dissolved. Pour into mold and let cool.
  6. In another pan bring 2 cups of water to boil in a pan and stir in banana jelly powder and cook until dissolved. Pour into mold and let cool.
  7. Cut both jellies into small cubes and set them aside.
  8. Now, fill in the glasses with jellies, chia seeds, custard, falooda seviyan, and chopped nuts. Serve chilled.

© 2021 Iqra

Comments

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 30, 2021:

Thanks for the bottom of my heart.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 29, 2021:

This sounds delicious. I love creamy desserts. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 29, 2021:

Yeah, Misbah sis this dessert is so delicious I want to eat it every day. :) Thanks a lot dear sis loves you.

Misbah from The Planet Earth on April 29, 2021:

Urwa, I love eating falooda. To be honest, I never tried making it. When I was in Pak. Every weekend in summer, I enjoyed eating falooda from Rayaz falooda and sometimes Yousaf falooda. In Barcelona we have it, but the taste can never be the same. Yours sounds delicious. I will try someday. I appreciate your efforts. Why don't you share Rabri Wala Doodh and Seviyan (VERMICELLI MILK PUDDING)? Eid is very near. Thanks a lot for sharing

Blessings

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 29, 2021:

Thanks, Pamela. Blessings

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 29, 2021:

Yeah sure Devika

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 29, 2021:

Hi, Peggy this a Pakistani dessert. Thanks for reviewing.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on April 28, 2021:

I can understand why this dessert is so popular in India as it looks absolutely delicious, Urws. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 28, 2021:

Wow! This is a good meal. I hope to try when I have all the ingredients.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 28, 2021:

I have not heard the term "falooda," but it looks refreshing and delicious. Thanks for your recipe.

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 28, 2021:

Yeah Rozlin it best for hot weather so must try it. Thanks a lot dear. Blessings

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 28, 2021:

Thanks

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 28, 2021:

Thanks a lot srushti. Blessings

Rozlin from UAE on April 28, 2021:

Urwa, i love falooda. ur recipe looks tasty. i will try it some day. Falooda is also famous in mumbai, when i go to india i always have this dessert. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Muzammal on April 28, 2021:

Yammi

Srushti Gamit on April 28, 2021:

Falooda is so refreshing for summer and It tastes delicious too!! I’m definitely going to try your recipe.

Iqra (author) from East County & Cooking and Baking Expert on April 28, 2021:

Bundle of thanks dear Amara, Be happy always :)

Amara from Pakistan on April 28, 2021:

Urwa your falooda recipe sounds delish.. :-)

Peace and blessings..

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