Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rooh-Afza Falooda, A dessert made with rose syrup and icecream!

I don't know how many people are familiar with "FALOODA".
Its more like a ice cream shake with sevai, vermicelli. It comes in many different flavors from plain vanilla to fancy like the rose syrup one.
In India, I have seen it being served in tall glasses with a straw and spoon. Its yummy since it has various textures added to it like the semiya and tiny seeds called "tukmaria seeds", which from my research found out that they are nothing but basil seeds.
They are also called as "sabza seeds".
These seeds when soaked get a fine soft fuzzy layer, when bit into have a small crunch to it!
The rose syrup I am using is "RoohAfza". It is usually found at the Indian and Pak grocers. It comes in a bottle, nice, perfumy and thick.
One of the simplest dessert to put together, got this recipe from a friend long ago, and from then on I am hooked on to it. I try to make it whenever possible, that is when I have rose syrup at home!
Cooking sevai on stove top takes about 10 minutes, but when I used the MICROWAVE, it took me like 5 minutes. Whats more easy that that!!!!
It took about 3 minutes for the sevai to cook in the microwave. Makes one serving!


2 scoops of Vanilla icecream (you can use, but I think natural Vanilla is that best for this, since it can take add on of flavors)
1 tbsp of cooked sevai, semiya, vermicelli
1 tsp of RoohAfza or rose syrup
a pinch of tukmaria seeds, basil seeds or Sabza ginjalu


Heat about 1/2 cup water in the microwave.
Soak the semiya in it for a minute.
Reheat the water with semiya for 3 minutes or until cooked. I kept an eye on it till it was done!
Drain it and strain it under cold running water. Keep aside.
Soak the Sabza seeds in water for 5 minutes. You can see that they will start to form the outer fuzzy layer immediately.
Combine the sevai, ice cream and the seeds for a falooda ice cream shake or have it like I do.
I like to mix mine together myself. So I layer them up and serve....Enjoy!!!

I am sending this to my event here @ my blog, MEC-FESTIVE DISHES started by Srivalli of Cooking 4 all seasons.
The festive season has started, so send in your yummy, microwaved dishes to the event. Looking forward to seeing all your yummy recipes!


  1. Gorgeous picture and a gorgeous dessert. Love the color.

  2. What a beautiful looking it!

    US Masala

  3. perfect visual the clicks...n sure it tastes as good as it looks


  4. Beautiful Clicks Smitha...Mouthwatering!
    You may find my version of falooda at

  5. wow,I am drooling now! I love this dessert and with rooafza it should be more delicious!

  6. Wowww such a delectable and droolworthy dessert..


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