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Falooda a popular item in summer.

ISLAMABAD, 07 May , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Faloodais the most demanding item in summer, made primarily by mixing rose syrup with vermicelli and tapioca seeds along with either milk or water. Falooda is an adaption of the Persian dessert Faloodeh and was brought to the subcontinent by the Persophilic Mughal Kingdom, Express TV reported. Basil seeds (sabja/takmaria), tutti frutti, sugar, and ice cream may be added in falooda. The vermicelli used is often made from arrowroot rather than wheat. The rose syrup may be substituted with another flavoured base to produce kesar (saffron), mango, chocolate, and fig Falooda. It is a popular summer item throughout North India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, and Middle East countries and is readily available in hotels and on beach stalls. A variant is falooda kulfi, where falooda and kulfi are served together with a syrup. In Canada it is becoming increasingly popular due to the efforts of ROYAL PAAN which has branches in Mississauga, Toronto and Brampton. The Canadian version is made out of soft ice-cream is extremely delicious. It is very similar to the Thai drink nam manglak, which is made from basil seeds mixed with sugar, water, and rose water. The Iraqi Kurds also have their own version; but made with thicker vermicelli. A famous type of Falooda, named the Andrea involves mixing various different rose syrups with creamy milk and premature tapioca seedlings.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:May 7, 2009
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