This is a special home made Faluda, which is very healthy and cools the body with two special ingredients called china grass and and Tukmaria.I think Tukmaria is basil seed.Please Google and find out the name in your language.
China grass (agar agar) is from sea weeds, and Tukmaria is an edible vegetable seed.There is white Tukmaria too.So far I have not come across the white Tukmaria.
I remember my mum making this drink for us in the good old days.Specially when it is very warm .Infact now I continue making this drink rather than having Cola Pepsi sprite etc etc which is not good for our health.
Step 1: Ingredients
Rose essence (not included)
Step 2: Preparing China Grass
2. Cook this on slow fire until it dissolves.You must have a little bit patience, because it takes time to dissolve.
I did not dissolve fully because I was running out of time.That's why you see little pieces.
2.Within a couple of minutes it will set. As an example I have showed you the china grass in the plate in a slanted position. This will not fall off the plat once it sets.
3.Chop them in to small cubes set as side.
2. Soak a little bit of these seeds in water.
3.In 10-15 minutes it doubles up and changes colourto grey.Wait until the entire seed are grey in colour.
Strain them and have it in a bottle ,so that you can use it as and when you want.Leave it in the refrigerator but not for too long.
If not full cream milk powder is better as it is thick.
Add sugar to taste.
Add your choice of food colouring.
Add rose essence.Just a little bit for the flavour.
2. View from top.Mmmm
3. Add Tukmaria.
4. last comes a scoop of Ice cream.
Here is my delicious Faluda drink ....
This has to be CHILLED in the refrigerator and ice cream should be added just before serving.
The China grass and and Tukmaria will float....