Rose flavoured Dates – Falooda


About: This is a very easy to make dessert and a great way to impress your guests without boring them with the usual desserts.

Falooda is a popular desert served with basil seeds, falooda sev, rabdi, rose syrup and kulfi or ice cream. Here in this recipe I have sweetened the milk with dates. If you like it to be served as sugar free/diabetic friendly then skip ice cream and rose syrup just use dates as a sweetener and serve with fruits, nuts, noodles and sabza seeds.

Health benefits: The basil seed gets extracted from basil leaves, which alleged as one of the most beneficial herb, running outstanding in response from olden days. The basil seeds and the basil leave both works marvellously to treat and cure several health complications. The seeds of basil found helpful to mend and promote efficient immune function.

Yields-2 -3 servings

Preparation time- 10 minutes

Waiting time-1 hour (to serve chilled) Ingredients:

  • Low fat Milk- 2 glasses
  • Brown thin noodles-1/4 cup
  • Dates- 8-10 (seeded and chopped)
  • Sabja/basil seeds-2 tbsp
  • Rose syrup- 3-4 tbsp

For serving:

  • Chopped pistachio (or any nuts of choice)
  • Ice cream (optional)


  • Pomegranate


Preparing sabza seeds:

  • Soak the sabza/basil seeds in 1 glass of water for 10 minutes.
  • After soaking time-drain all the excess water and set aside.

Preparing milk:

  • Place dates in the blender with few tablespoon of milk and ground to smooth paste.
  • Add this dates paste to milk stir well and then chill it in the refrigerator  until served.

Falooda1 Preparing noodles:

  • Soak noodles in hot water for 15-20 minutes
  • Once the noodles are soft drain, cut them into small 1 inch pieces and set aside.
  • Once everything is ready start assembling falooda:

Setp 1 – Divide the soaked basil/sabza seeds equally into 2- 3 glasses Step 2 – Now add 1-2tbsp of noodles. Step 3 – Add 1-2tbsp of rose syrup (add less or more as per taste) Step 4 – Then pour the cold milk

  • Garnish with nuts and pomegranate and serve


  • Top it with a small scoop of ice cream and then garnish with pistachio, pomegranate.
  • Serve immediately.

Falooda2 Note:

  • I used boiled and cooled low fat milk.
  • Sweetness can be adjusted as per the taste.
  • Layering of falooda can be personalised.
  • Basil seeds are also popularly known as chia, subja or tukmaria seeds, selasih, etc.,

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on May 28, 2015, in Dessert, Indian, International, Sweets and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 38 Comments.

  1. Mr. Militant Negro

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.


  2. This is fascinating! Every time I read your recipes I learn something new and I love it. You are amazingly creative!

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  3. Where do you find Rose syrup at? I have never heard of it…


  4. Nice i will definitely try that soon.At ours also it is very famous but commonly known as Alooda 😀


  5. This looks so interesting and delicious. I will have to see if I can find all of the ingredients.


  6. That looks lovely! Rose is such a wonderful flavor 🙂

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  7. I have always wanted to try falooda, it sounds delicous and I think the rose syrup is a delicious addition.

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  8. You know, I never got acclimated to the taste of faloodas..but they sure are pretty!


  9. Now that looks a splendidly appetising dessert. I’d not heard of it before.

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  10. Wow C, Ch s super hot. Send me a big glass I will finish in no time

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  11. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  12. Amazing dear !Loved it and beautiiful Presentation!

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  13. So lovely Chitra, so many bloggers on FF have given us their version of falooda, and I always promise myself that I am going to attempt to make it. I’ve never made it before, but absolutely love it, so here’s hoping I’m able to soon, thanks for your recipe :). By the way, I have a lot of problems accessing your site for some reason, once I’m on it, it is very slow to download, I wonder why?


    • Loretta – Sorry to hear you are facing challenges to access the blog…Not sure what can be the reason..Is that you faced today or happened in the past too???.. Sometimes I do face to access few blogs and not everytime. Feel it is linked to WordPress concurrent users limit at a time..

      I await to hear if you ever get to try this Falooda recipe…

      Have a good weekend

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      • Chitra, it happens each time I click on your blog, everything slows down to a trickle and it takes a long time for the entire blog to show up. Then it turns very slow and the pictures take a while to show up. It seems like you’ve just changed your blog appearance? Ever since then, I believe I’ve been experiencing these issues. Not sure if others do too? Anyway, I’ll continue to look into it.


      • Thanks Loretta for the feedback…


  14. what is dates? nd where do u found it?


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