Falooda Popular Traditional Drink in Pakistan

Falooda is considered a popular traditional drink in Pakistan. It’s more like a dessert combination of rose syrup, noodles, milk, and sweet basil seeds. This drink has its origin in the Persian dish Faloodeh.

This drink is mostly enjoyed in cities like Lahore, DG Khan, Multan, Karachi, Islamabad, Sibbi, Peshawar, and DI khan. It is also known as a popular street drink.

Origin of Falooda

Falooda’s origins may be traced back to Iran (Persia), where a similar dessert known as was popular. The dessert arrived in Medieval India with the several Central Asian kingdoms that conquered and settled on the Indian subcontinent during the 16th and 18th centuries.
The current form of falooda was created during the Mughal Empire’s conquests and spread worldwide. The Persianate monarchs who succeeded the Mughals patronized the dessert, adapting it to suit their tastes, especially in modern-day India’s Hyderabad Deccan and Carnatic regions. This dish has become a staple of Pakistani and Bangladeshi culture, specifically emphasizing Islamic festivals, weddings, and other special events.

Ingredients

Milk, dry fruits, rose syrup, ice cream, falooda sev, nuts, and basil seeds. Fruit-flavored jelly and kulfi can also be used.

Recipe

Layers of falooda can be prepared by following the steps below:

  • Take water and sugar in a pan and heat it to a boil. Add rose syrup and prepare the syrup.
  •  Add whole milk, cashew butter, and honey to a high blender. Process it.
  •  Add the vermicelli noodles to water and boil them till it gets soften. At the same time, add basil seeds to a bowl and add water. Leave it for 30 minutes or more so that it is soaked.
  •  After preparing all the layers, take a long glass and set the layers. The first layer would be syrup; after that, add the boiled noodles, and lastly, add the processed milk and sprinkle the cashews and other fruits at the top.

Benefits

  • Falooda can prove to help relieve constipation and bloat.
  • It Is enriched with omega-3 fatty acids so that it can serve the reduction of inflammation in the body. It also helps in the rejuvenation of the skin.
  • Basil in falooda can aid gut health and help maintain blood cholesterol levels.

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