Makes one drink
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
The Persian New Year, also known around the world as ‘Nowruz’ is a very special day in the GPHousehold. It is technically the first day of spring (spring equinox) and is celebrated all over the globe by many different cultures and religions. There are many traditions and rituals that are done on this day, but one of my favourite things is drinking Falooda! It is a simple yet delicious drink made with rose syrup, and this is my recipe. You can make a big batch and pour into glasses, but I prefer making them individually for my guests as I go along, to get maximum basil seed crunch and rose flavour!
- 1/2 tbl basil seeds
- ¼ cup water
- 1 – 2 tbl rose syrup (depending on your taste)
- ½ - 1 cup milk (quantity depends on the size of your glass, and how diluted you like your syrup)
- 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Put the basil seeds and water into a glass. Stir well and ensure all seeds are submerged in the water. Let the seeds swell for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the rose syrup, milk and optional icecream.
Nowruz Mubarak, and enjoy! GPW