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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Strawberry Mango Falooda

Fruit Falooda
Strawberry Mango Falooda

Strawberry Mango Falooda

This month's theme for our Muslim Food Blogger's Challenge is 'Ramadan Memories'. Falooda is one such dessert which always reminds me of Iftar as it was prepared only during this month. There are some dishes which are connected very much to our childhood memories and even if we have it after still takes us into a state of nostalgia. 

I remember during my school days, my mother would prepare the custard, jelly, and vermicelli and keep them in separate containers. Just before the time of iftar, all these were served individually and we as kids were free to make our own combinations and layers of falooda. But my mom made sure that we do not skip the fruit part in the dessert.

Serves 2
Preparation time: 2 to 3 hours 
Cooking time: 10 minutes
Total time: 3 hours (for refrigeration)
1 cup = 250 ml capacity


  • 1 mango chopped
  • 5 strawberries chopped
  • 4 blueberries (optional)
  • 2 cups milk (for custard)
  • 2 teaspoon custard powder
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 packet strawberry jelly
  • 2 tablespoon roohafza or rose syrup
  • 2 tablespoon vermicelli
  • ½ cup cold milk
  • 1 tablespoon sabja seeds (basil seeds)
  • 2 tablespoon chopped nuts (optional)
  • 1 scoop vanilla ice cream


  1. Prepare strawberry jelly according to the packet and set in the refrigerator.
  2. Heat 2 cups milk along with custard powder and sugar. Bring to a boil, stir and then remove from heat. Keep in the refrigerator until chilled.
  3. Boil vermicelli in water, sieve and set aside.
  4. Soak sabja (basil) seeds in half cup water till it soaks and puffs.
  5. Take a serving glass, add 2 tablespoon rooh afza/rose syrup.
  6. Then add vermicelli, soaked sabja seeds, ½ cup cold milk, strawberry jelly cut into cubes, chopped mango, chopped strawberries.
  7. Then pour chilled custard over the fruits along with chopped nuts.
  8. Finally, top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
  9. Serve chilled.

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  1. I am too lazy to make drinks and when it involves more steps - it just becomes the meal. LOL. All those recipes listed are looking fabulous! For us it was mostly Sharjah Shake! :-) We never grew up with jelly and custard can you believe that? I think it is more of a Gulf tradition that my hubs family is also into. My first jelly custard was at my inlaws. I really want to take time and make this ahead before Ramadan gets over... summer is the best time to have these.

  2. Umma never made faloodas... she was really lazy with desserts... :) It's nice that your mom allowed you all to do all your mix and match, I am not sure I would allow my girls to do it, otherwise I will have to clean up an awful mess... hehe... Love falooda anytime, and what better time than now!

  3. yours falooda is reminding me I have yet to make for Ramadan. Looks scrumptious

  4. It was a perfect treat for Ramadan ❤️

  5. I <3 Falooda! I love how colorful yours is, mashAllah. What a great item to share for Ramadan memories!

  6. thats really a scrumptious treat and i am totally loving it....yum

  7. I had always tried ready made falooda packets this was from scratch and I'm happy with the results