Falooda (Vermicelli drink)

Recipes by Maitha Al Shamsi, co-owner of Mama Tani café.

  • Serves 6-8

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 0
  • fat 0g
  • saturates 0g
  • carbs 0g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 0g
  • protein 0g
  • salt 0g


  • 2 tsp basil seeds or chia seeds
  • 120ml water
  • 120g vermicelli
  • 470ml chilled milk
  • 120ml rose syrup
  • 60g sugar
  • 125ml ice
  • Ground pistachios, for garnish


  1. Soak the basil or chia seeds in the water for 10mins and then drain.

  2. In a pan of boiling water add the vermicelli and cook until done. Add the milk, rose syrup, sugar and ice in a blender and mix well.

  3. In a glass, add the cooked vermicelli and seeds, followed by the milk mixture. Sprinkle pistachios on top and serve.

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