Falooda (Rose Milk Drink)

Monisha Bharadwaj's milky rose-flavoured ice cream float makes a fragrant end to your favourite Indian meal
By Monisha Bharadwaj
Falooda (Rose Milk Drink)
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes plus 30 mins soaking
  • Effort: easy


  • 4 subja seeds, available from specialist Indian shops
  • 900 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 6 tbsp rice noodles, broken into short lengths
  • sugar, to taste
  • 4 tsp rose cordial, available in specialist Indian stores
  • 4 small scoops vanilla ice cream


1. Soak the subja seeds in 150ml of the milk for about 30 minutes.

2. Boil the noodles in water until soft - this should take about 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3. Mix the remaining milk and sugar together and pour into 4 tall glasses.

4. Divide the subja seeds, soaking milk and cooked noodles between the glasses.

5. Pour a teaspoon of rose syrup into each glass, which will settle to the bottom of each glass.

6. Transfer to the fridge and chill. When ready to serve, float a scoop of ice cream in each glass.

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