I loved my Nowruz Falooda (from cafe Hormuz, Pune) so much that I had to post the recipe here (Found the recipe online! i have no idea where you can source the sweet basil seeds from, but they surely are an integral part of the drink, believe me! ) It is super creamy and absolutely delicious, the sweet rose syrup mixed falooda kinda makes it into a mini meal too! Enjoy!
(Search for Freny Bharda in google, she has a wonderful blog too!)
Recipe: Freny Bharda’s Falooda
1 litre milk, chilled
Rose syrup, to taste
3-4 tbsp sabja or sweet basil seeds
1 cup rose water
4 tbsp cornflour
Ice cream, 6 scoops
Soak the sabja seeds in rose water using a sieve. They will swell up within a minute.
In a non-stick pan, cook the cornflour in a cup of water until it becomes a lumpy mix. Push the mixture through a sieve into a pan of ice below. It will fall through like tiny white pearls. Allow to remain in cold water until it is time to assemble the drink.
In a bowl, combine the sabja seeds and white pearls.
Pour in the milk, and slowly stir in the rose syrup. Mala’s or Kissan will do. The rose syrup will turn the milk a pretty pink colour.
Pour the pink mix into a tall glass and top with a generous dollop of ice-cream. Serve immediately.