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Falooda (Wimbledon Themed)


Wimbledon has a very special place in my heart. Since my childhood / teenage years I have been fan of Wimbledon. There was no satellite T.V. in those days so it was telecast on National Television. Watching the Men’s and Women’s final used to be a family affair. Steffi Graf, Andre Agassi, Martina Navratilova were the heroes of that time. That love for Wimbledon has grown over the years. I thoroughly enjoy watching the games of some great champions as well as some new talents who are champions in making.

Being a foodie, another key element of Wimbledon that always fascinated me was strawberries with cream. After coming to England, that was the first thing I tried as soon as Strawberry season started. Nowadays, Banana has become the favourite Wimbledon fruit but for me, Strawberries and cream has a strong association with Wimbledon as any other tennis fan.

Next in the summer drink series is a very delicious, colourful and healthy drink. It is rose milk with basil seeds. This wonderful drink is also a very essential ingredient for a scrumptious, elegant dessert called Falooda.  To celebrate Wimbledon season, I am serving this traditional Falooda plated in a Wimbledon theme.

This recipe also uses Rose milk and Khus jelly.

Preparation time :

10 - 15 minutes

Cooking time :


Total time :

2 – 2 ½ hours (includes the time to set jelly)

Serves :


Dry basil seeds

Rose syrup


Khus Jelly

Strawberry Jelly

Chilled milk

Pistachio nuts

Pistachio ice-cream


Whipped cream


Soak basil seeds in ½ cup of water and keep it for at least 20 minutes.

Basil seeds will swell and will be ready to use. It will make approximately 4 tablespoons of soaked seeds.

To make strawberry jelly follow the instructions on the pack.

Follow the instructions given below to make khus jelly.

In a small pan, add vermicelli and ½ cup of water. Boil on medium heat for 5 minutes until cooked. Drain and keep aside to cool.

Mix rose syrup and milk in a jar and stir well. Keep in the refrigerator till it is ready to serve.

In a tall glass, add a scant tablespoon each of basil seeds and vermicelli.

Add a tablespoon each of strawberry and khus jelly pieces.

Add rose milk and top with pistachio ice-cream.

Garnish with chopped pistachio nuts and its ready to serve.


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