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Falooda ~ Emirati Vermicelli Drink

Course Drink
Cuisine UAE
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 3
Author Rafeeda


  • 2 tsp chia seeds or basil seeds I used chia seeds
  • 100 ml water
  • 100 gm vermicelli
  • 500 ml chilled milk
  • 120 ml rose syrup
  • 100 ml ice cold water
  • Crushed pistachios for garnish


  • Soak the chia/ basil seeds in water for 10 minutes till plump. Set aside.
  • Cook the vermicelli in hot water till done. Drain, wash well with cold water and set aside to cool.
  • Blend the remaining ingredients except the pistachios in a blender. Pour into a large jug, add in the vermicelli and chia/ basil seeds and stir well till combined.
  • Store in the fridge till serving time.
  • Pour into glasses, top with pistachio. Serve cold.