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Royal Falooda / Falooda recipe / How to make falooda from scratch at home


Falooda is one among the most popular street food all over India. Falooda has many flavors, I have already shared two falooda recipes – Sapotta / Chickoo Chocolate Falooda and Basic Falooda.

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Royal Falooda / Falooda recipe / How to make falooda from scratch at home

As of Ramzan, I have prepared this Royal Falooda right from the scratch which describes the making of rose jelly, rose milk, cooking falooda vermicelli and layering. Just like that I forgot to click pictures, so do check out my video for the texture and consistency. Let me share the recipe…

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  • Vermicelli (Thin vermicelli) – 25 strands
  • Sabja seeds / Sharbhat seeds – 3 tbsp
  • Sugar – 5 tbsp
  • Agar-Agar / China grass – 5 gm
  • Rose essence – 3 tbsp
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Pistachios – 10 nos
  • Vanilla Ice cream – 4 scoops

Making of Royal Falooda / Falooda –


  • Soak sabja seeds in a cup of water for 20 mins or until it turns light grey in color.
  • Soak pistachios in water for 30 mins, drain the water, peel of the skin, chop it to fine pieces and keep it aside.
  • Boil the milk, pour a tbsp of rose essence followed by 3 tbsp of sugar. Cook until the sugar dissolves and the milk reduces to ¾ th of the quantity.
  • Boil 2 cups of water in a heavy bottomed vessel, add the agar-agar/china grass, mix it well until it dissolves in water, pour a tbsp of rose essence, cook for 3 mins.
  • Remove from fire, pour it to a bowl, let it rest for 30 mins so that it gets sets and reaches room temperature. Later refrigerate it for 20 to 30 mins.
  • Remove it from the bowl and finely chop them into pieces, keep it aside.
  • Boil 3 cups of water in a heavy bottom vessel, add the vermicelli and cook until it turns transparent and soft.
  • Drain the water and rinse it in tap or cold water, keep it aside.
  • Take a tall glass, add a tbsp of boiled vermicelli, followed by a tbsp soaked sabja seeds, followed by a tbsp of finely chopped rose jelly.
  • Pour in the rose milk, until it ¾ th of the glass, add few pieces of finely chopped pistachios and top it with a scoop of icecream.
  • Sprinkle few pieces of pistachios, rose jelly and dried rose petals.

Serve immediately.


Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Quick and Easy Munch / Snack


I hope the name looks funny – “Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram”, since this snack was prepared by my hubby, during his bachelor days 😝, most commonly during the lazy times or with no pocket money, this would be their hunger food for sudden cravings with little job, easily available and less expensive ingredients. Recently when he was chatting about his good olden days in Bangalore more than 15 years ago, this resulted in the discussion of this recipe 😊.

Taking this to Fiesta Friday #176 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Crunchy Munchy Roasted Gram – Tea time snack

A quick and easy snack with little work more delicious for the evening or best preferred for the rainy days are boon to most of us. Also, this fills your stomach like anything – roasted gram used here has lots of health benefits for women, onions used here gives the crunchiness and easy digestion. Give a try to this snack for your tea time with a cup of tea or coffee.

Not only me even my kids liked it. Give a try and enjoy your evenings, so now onwards do not worry about your cravings. Let me share the recipe…


  • Roasted gram / Pottukadalai / Porikadalai – 1 cup
  • Onions – ¾ cup
  • Coriander leaves – 3 stalks
  • Sesame oil – ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice – 3 drops
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel and finely chop the onions.
  • Rinse and finely chop the coriander leaves including the stalks and keep aside.
  • Take roasted gram, finely chopped onions, finely chopped coriander leaves along with lemon juice, chilli powder, sesame oil and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix it well and let it rest for 5 mins.

Serve with coffee or tea.

Note: You can also add finely chopped cucumber, tomato with this.

Shahi Mutter Makhani Gravy / Shahi Green peas Makhani Gravy


Shahi gravy is a rich gravy which mildly spiced with very few ingredients, but tastes heavenly. Because of its thick and creamy texture, it goes out well with any variety rice, roti or chapathi. I have accompanied with paneer rice and potato fry.

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Shahi Mutter Makhani Gravy / Green Peas Gravy

It is very simple, easy to prepare also it consumes little time, so that it can be packed in your lunch box also. Also you could check out – Shahi Egg Curry (spicy),  Shahi Egg Masala, Shahi Tukda, Shahi Shorba. Let me share the recipe…


  • Green peas – ½ cup
  • Phool Makhana / Fox Nuts / Puffed Lotus seeds – 15 nos
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Cinnamon (1 “inch stick) – 2 no’s
  • Cloves – 3 nos
  • Cardamom – 2 nos
  • Star Anise – 2 nos
  • Bay leaf – 1 no
  • Ginger (1” inch stick) – 1 no
  • Garlic – 7 cloves
  • Green chilli – 2 no’s
  • Onions – 2 nos (medium size)
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Peel and finely chop ¼ portion of onions and keep it aside, meanwhile roughly chop the leftover onions.
  • Heat a tsp of oil, roast the makhana until it golden brown in color and keep it aside.
  • Heat a tbsp of oil, add cinnamon, cloves, star anise, cardamom, ginger, garlic, green chillies and roughly chopped onions, cook until the onions turn soft.
  • Remove it from fire, spread it over a plate, let it rest until it reaches room temperature.
  • Grind it to fine paste, keep it aside. Grind cashew nuts with water to a fine paste and keep it aside.
  • Heat the leftover oil in the same vessel, add the bay leaf, finely chopped onions, cook until the onions turn transparent.
  • Add the green peas followed by cumin powder, cook for a minute, pour a cup of water and cook until the peas are boiled.
  • Pour in the ground onion, green chilli paste, add salt, cook for few mins until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in the cashew nuts paste, cook until the gravy thickens.
  • Add the roasted makhana, stir in gently.
  • Remove it from fire, once the oil starts floating on the top of the gravy.

Serve hot with any roti, chapathi or pulao.