Rose Milkshake I Falooda Gujarati Recipe


2 teaspoons basil seeds

2 1/4 cups boiling water, divided
3-4 drops red food colouring

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 cup falooda sev vermicilli

2 teaspoons rose essence

2 scoops vanilla icecream

1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon pistachios, chopped
1 teaspoon of rose petals


    Soak basil seeds in 1 cup of water. In a small saucepan, place 1/4 cup of water, food colouring and sugar. Place on a medium heat till boiling, turn down to low and allow to slowly simmer whilst preparing vermicilli.

    In another small saucepan, place remaining 1 cup of water and vermicilli, bring to the boil. Turn off and drain through a sieve with cold water. Turn off syrup.

    Cut vermicilli into 2 cm pieces. Drain basil seeds. In 2 tall glasses, place basil seeds, sugar syrup, vermicilli and rose essence evenly to each. Add a scoop of icecream to each and fill with milk.

    Garnish with pistachios and rose petals. Serve immediately.