Falooda, distinctly flavoured with rose syrup, this is one dessert which is not to be missed. Although it can be served with any ice-cream of your choice, kulfi and falooda is the real match made in heaven. Try this awesome recipe and let me know how it came out. Falooda (Urdu: فالودا) or Faluda is a cold and sweet beverage containing many ingredients very popular in South Asia. Traditionally it is made by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli, psyllium (ispaghol) or basil (sabza/takmaria) seeds, jelly pieces and tapioca pearls along with either milk, water or ice cream. Faloodeh, originally Paloodeh or Pālūde (Persian: پالوده) is a Persian cold dessert consisting thin vermicelli noodles made from corn starch mixed in a semi-frozen syrup made from sugar and rose water. It is often served with lime juice and sometimes ground pistachios. It is a traditional dessert in Iran and also in neighbouring Pakistan. Paloodeh is originally from Shiraz and in Iran it is especially famous as Shirazi Faloodeh. Paloodeh is one of the earliest forms of cold desserts, existing as early as 400 BCE.The name originally means smoothy (filtered). In Iran paloodeh (faludeh) is sold in ice cream stores (bastani) and in shops which specialize in preparing this dessert. The vermicelli used are often made from arrowroot rather than wheat. The rose syrup may be substituted with another flavoured base to produce kesar (saffron), mango, chocolate or fig flavour.
Nowadays faluda is a popular summer drink throughout Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and the Middle East and is readily available in restaurants and beach stalls.