Kesar Pista Falooda | Saffron Pistachio Falooda

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Kesar Pista Falooda Recipe with step by step photos. Kesar Falooda is a simple yet lovely dessert drink with saffron & pistachios flavored milk.

kesar pista falooda recipe

I made falooda many times in this summer season. From the simple Falooda recipe to Kulfi falooda to Mango falooda and even chocolate falooda. This saffron pistachio flavored falooda is also one of the recipes I tried.

As the name suggests, saffron and pistachios are the only two ingredients used in the recipe for flavor and taste.

Unlike other falooda varieties where milk is added directly, here the milk is simmered with saffron and pistachios first and then cooled later.

Serve it as a summer dessert as soon as its made.

How to make kesar pista falooda

1. First soak 2 tsp Sabja seeds (sweet basil seeds or tukmaria seeds) in ¾ cup water for about 20 to 30 minutes. Later strain them with a tea strainer and keep aside.

sabja seeds for kesar pista falooda recipe

2. Prepare 3 tbsp falooda sev according to package instructions. Some require just soaking the falooda sev in warm water. I had to cook them in boiling water much like noodles.  if you need to cook them, then do boil them in water till they are softened. Strain them and keep aside till they are cooled. Substitute for falooda sev can be rice vermicelli or wheat vermicelli.

falooda sev for kesar pista falooda recipe

3. In a mortar-pestle crush 1 tbsp pistachios coarsely. Keep aside.

pista for kesar pista falooda recipe

4. Take 1 cup of milk in a small pan or saucepan. Add 3 to 4 tbsp sugar or as per your taste.

milk for kesar pista falooda recipe

5. Then add the coarsely ground pistachios.

pista milk for kesar pista falooda recipe

6. Add 25 to 30 strands of crushed saffron/kesar. You can also add cardamom powder if you want.

kesar for kesar pista falooda recipe

7. Put on the flame and gently heat up the milk. Simmer on a low flame. Stir so that the sugar dissolves. You just need to heat the milk and not boil it. Keep the saffron pistachios flavored milk aside and allow to cool it completely. You can also refrigerate the milk, if you plan to assemble the falooda later.

kesar milk for kesar pista falooda recipe

8. Once the milk has cooled, add 1 to 2 tbsp sabja seeds in a glass.

sabja seeds for kesar pista falooda recipe

9. Then add 1 to 2 tbsp of the falooda sev.

falooda sev for kesar pista falooda recipe

10. Add 2 to 3 ice cubes.

ice cream for kesar pista falooda recipe

11. Then add ⅓ to ½ of the kesar pista milk. Depending on the size of the glass, you can add ⅓ to ½ of the flavored milk.

kesar milk for kesar pista falooda recipe

12. Again add 1 to 2 tbsp of the sabja seeds and the falooda sev.

making kesar pista falooda recipe

13. Top up with 1 to 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream or saffron pistachio ice cream or pistachio ice cream.

ice cream for kesar pista falooda recipe

14. Top with some sliced or chopped pistachios, cashews/almonds and a glazed cherry. Serve kesar pista falooda immediately.

kesar pista falooda
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kesar pista falooda recipe

Kesar Pista Falooda (Saffron Pistachio Falooda)

4.86 from 7 votes
Kesar pista falooda is a simple yet lovely dessert drink with saffron & pistachios flavored milk.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Cuisine North Indian
Course: Beverages, Desserts

Servings 2 to 3
Units

Ingredients

main ingredients

  • 1 cup milk or 250 ml milk
  • 3 to 4 tablespoon sugar or add as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios (pista) - crushed coarsely
  • 25 to 30 strands of saffron (kesar)
  • 2 teaspoon sabja seeds (falooda seeds or sweet basil seeds or tukmaria) - soaked in ¾ cup water
  • 3 tablespoon uncooked falooda sev

topping and garnish

  • 4 to 6 scoops of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 tablespoon pistachios (pista) - sliced or chopped
  • 5 to 6 cashews or almonds - sliced or chopped
  • 2 to 3 glazed cherries

Instructions

preparation

  • First soak 2 tsp sabja seeds/sweet basil seeds/tukmaria seeds in ¾ cup water for about 20 to 30 minutes. Later strain them with a tea strainer and keep aside.
  • Prepare 3 tbsp falooda sev according to package instructions. Some require just soaking the falooda sev in warm water. I had to cook them in boiling water much like noodles. If you need to cook them, then do boil them in water till they are softened. Strain them and keep aside till they are cooled. Substitute for falooda sev can be rice vermicelli or wheat vermicelli.
  • In a mortar-pestle crush 1 tbsp pistachios coarsely. Keep aside.
  • Take 1 cup milk in a small pan or sauce pan. Add 3 to 4 tbsp sugar.
  • Then add the coarsely ground pistachios.
  • Add 25 to 30 strands of crushed saffron.
  • Put on the flame and gently heat up the milk. Simmer on a low flame. Stir so that the sugar dissolves. You just need to heat the milk and not boil it. Keep the kesar pista flavored milk aside and allow to cool it completely. You can also refrigerate the kesar pista milk, if you plan to assemble the falooda later.

assembling or making kesar pista falooda

  • Once the milk has cooled, add 1 to 2 tbsp sabja seeds in a glass.
  • Then add 1 to 2 tbsp of the falooda sev.
  • Add 2 to 3 ice cubes.
  • Then add ⅓ to ½ of the kesar pista milk. Depending on the size of the glass, you can add ⅓ to ½ of the flavored milk.
  • Again add 1 to 2 tbsp of the sabja seeds and the falooda sev.
  • Top up with 1 to 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream or kesar pista ice cream.
  • Top with some sliced or chopped pistachios and cashews/almonds. Serve immediately. Prepare 1 or 2 more glasses of kesar falooda this way.

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