Mango Falooda

Mango Falooda is a popular summer dessert made with mangoes, vermicelli, milk, basil seeds, nuts and ice-cream.

Falooda is a cool and refreshing dessert drink made with layers of rose syrup, basil seeds, vermicelli noodles, milk, ice-cream and nuts. In summers, when mangoes are available in plenty, mango falooda is a must-make dessert.

Mango Falooda is a perfect dessert for summers when we all crave to have something chilled all the time. Mango falooda with the combination of mangoes and milk makes for a satisfying dessert. It’s a great dessert to serve for family get-togethers. It is easy to make. It is delicious and above all it is a visual delight. With different layers and colours, it is a very good looking dessert.  

Another similar looking dessert is the Mangalorean Gadbad which if you haven’t tried yet, the recipe is here. Falooda and Gadbad are  two of my most loved summer desserts .

List of ingredients to make Mango Falooda

Mangoes : Mango of course is the key ingredient to make Mango Falooda.  Though any variety of mangoes can be used, I prefer using Alphonso mangoes.

Vermicelli or falooda sev : I have used store bought falooda sev. Cornstarch noodles are easily available as falooda sev in stores.

Basil seeds or Sabja seeds : Sabja seeds which is also known as Tukmaria is also one of  the key ingredients of falooda. Sabja seeds are known to have cooling properties and are best consumed in summers.

Milk: Full fat milk

Sweetener : I have used sugar here. However, you can use honey or maple syrup too.

Rose syrup: I have used mapro rose syrup

Ice cream: I have used mango ice-cream. You can use any flavour of ice cream.

Chopped Nuts : nuts such as almonds and pistachios

Dried rose petals : for garnishing

Apart from the ingredients given above, you can customise it with your favourite ingredients and toppings. For eg: You can add jelly as one of the layers. For toppings, you can use tutti fruti/glazed cherries etc.


Mango Falooda

Step-wise recipe with pictures

Soak sabja seeds in water and keep aside for 20 minutes.


Chop 2 mangoes , Blend the mangoes with milk and sugar. Keep aside.


Chop 2 mangoes into small cubes and keep aside.


Cook the falooda sev as per the instructions on the packet. I cut the noodles into small pieces and boiled it for 5 minutes. Drain and keep aside. 


After 20 minutes the sabja seeds will swell up absorbing the water and will look like this.

All the elements of falooda i.e., soaked sabja seeds, chopped mangoes, mango-milk mixture and boiled noodles can be kept in the refrigerator and can be used at the time of assembling the falooda.


To assemble the falooda, take a tall glass. Firstly add 2 tsp of rose syrup. Swirl the glass .

Next, add soaked sabja seeds

Add chopped mangoes

Next, add cooked falooda sev

Then add the mango milk mixture

Add chopped mangoes

Top it with a big scoop of mango icecream.

Garnish with chopped nuts, chopped mangoes and dried rose petals

Serve immediately

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Mango Falooda

a popular summer dessert made with mangoes, vermicelli,milk, basil seeds, nuts and ice-cream.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Falooda, Mango dessert, Mango Falooda
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 mangoes
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp basil seeds /sabja seeds/ takmaria
  • ½ a packet of falooda sev
  • rose syrup
  • mango icecream
  • chopped nuts (almonds and pistachios) for garnishing
  • dried rose petals for garnishing


  • Firstly, soak sabja seeds in a cup of water and keep asidefor 20 minutes.
  • Chop 2 mangoes and blend with milk and sugar. Keep this mixture aside. It can be kept in the refrigerator till the time all other elements are getting ready.
  • Chop 2 more mangoes into small cubes and keep aside.
  • Heat water in a pan.
  • Add falooda sev/noodles and cook for 5 minutes. 
  • Strain and drop the noodles in cold water. Strain again and keep aside. ( For cooking falooda sev, follow the instructionsas given in the noodles packet).
  • To assemble the falooda, take a tall glass.
  • Add 2 tsp rose syrup. Swirl the glass.
  • Add 1 tbsp soaked sabja seeds.
  • Next, add chopped mangoes.
  • Add 2 tbsp cooked falooda sev.
  • Next, pour  the mango milk mixture.
  • Add 1 tbsp of chopped mangoes.
  • Top it with a large scoop of mango ice cream.
  • Finally garnish with chopped mangoes, chopped nuts and dried rose petals.
  • Repeat the same with  remaining ingredients . The ingredients given above will make 4 tall glasses of falooda.
  • Serve immediately


For garnishing, you can also use tutti fruti and glazed cherries.
You can also add mango or rose jelly as one of the layers of falooda.

More Summer Treats

Mango Icecream
Mango Kulfi
Fresh fruit popsicles

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