Monday, December 1, 2008

Almond falooda

Recently our bangalorean neighbor called us to say that she was sending us falooda. Belimma was not sure what she meant since falooda is a drink. But this is what they brought. A sweet made of almonds and china grass. They are soft and taste very good. In no time the sweets began to vanish. Fearing that Noora and Naila wouldn't get their share since they were in school, belimma asked me to prepare these sweets. They came out very good. It is best to use original saffron coz it really gives out the smell and flavour. The only time-consuming task in this recipe is skinning and grinding the almonds. besides that, it is very easy.


1 ltr milk
1c sugar
3/4 c milk powder

Rose water
Saffron, a pinch, soaked in water
1/2 c almonds
china grass, soaked in water for 45-60 min


  • Soak almonds in hot water. Peel their skin.
  • Grind the almonds, leaving behind a few almonds for garnishing.
  • Make a paste out of the almonds and further grind it in milk so that the almonds are finely ground.
  • In a saucepan, boil the china grass with a little water on medium flame.
  • When the china grass dissolves, add all other ingredints except saffron and the almonds kept for garnishing.
  • When milk boils, lower flame and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Switch off flame and pour faloodas into a greased tray(I used steel tray and so I did not have to grease them).
  • Sprinkle saffron over the falooda and garnish with almonds.
  • When it cools, refrigerate until they become firm.
  • Cut them into diamonds before serving.


  1. looks delicious. BTW, whats the green on top? and wat does original saffron mean? is there a dupli one too:)
    Waiting to see more of ur tasty recipe

  2. the faloodas in the photo have been garnished with pistachios
    its makes the sweet appear pretty without changing the taste
    When i said original saffron, i meant the high quality saffron
    the ones that u normally get in the supermarket are usually low graded.
    here, u get the highest quality of saffron in arabic spice shops