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Summer Delight: Rabri Faluda

Updated on February 14, 2018
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Rabri faluda is an Indian dessert which is widely popular and is hard to resist on a hot sultry day. It is a sweet, rich dessert consisting of vermicelli noodles (faluda) and a thick traditional sweet syrup called rabri, made of boiled milk, cream, sugar, nuts, and cardamom. The rabri is scooped on top of a glass of faluda, then topped with crushed ice, drizzled with rose syrup/khus syrup/kewda, garnished with nuts & dry fruits. and mixed well.

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Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 10 min
Yields: Serves 2 people
  • 1 litre Milk
  • A pinch Cardamon/Eliachi seeds powder
  • 1 ½ cup Sugar
  • 2 Bread slices (wheat)
  • 1/2 cup Condensed milk
  • Faluda / Vermicelli Noodles
  • 1/2 cup Almonds and Pistachios
  • A few safforn strands
  • Kewra liquid
  • Crushed ice
  1. Heat 1 cup of Vermicelli Noodles or faluda in microwave with ¼ cup of water with 2 tsp. sugar and 1 tsp. kewra liquid. When Noodles soften,cool it down and refrigerate it till Rabri is ready.
  2. Take two bread slices and discard crusts.Grind the slices in food processor and prepare fresh bread crumbs.
  3. Now take 1 litre milk in a pan and bring it to a boil by simmering on low flame.
  4. Add the fresh bread crumbs, condensed milk and sugar to the milk.
  5. Simmer the mixture on a medium flame and keep stirring continuously for about 15-20 minutes. Remove from the fire.
  6. Add safforn and cardamon powder to the mixture and mix well.
  7. Now keep this mixture in a refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Rabri is ready to serve along with the faluda.
  8. Fill the 1/4th of serving bowl or glass with faluda. Put the rabri on top of it and some crushed ice.
  9. Garnish with few saffron strands and kewra drops, chopped Almonds. You can also use rose syrup or khus syrup instead of kewra and saffron.
  10. Rabri faluda is ready to be served and relished.

If you happen to visit Old Delhi, then don't miss to try rabri faluda at Giani di Hatti near Faterhpuri Masjid. Glasses of rabri faluda are served throughout the day to the customers lined up at this famous shop. Ice is made of filtered water and proper hygiene is maintained.


We have many different versions of faluda. One Indian version consists of kulfi (a sort of ice-cream),faluda and flavoured rose syrup. This is popularly known as faluda kulfi.

  • Malaysia and Singapore have a popular simialr drink called bandung.
  • A similar Thai drink nam manglak is made with different ingredients like shredded jelly, tapioca pearls and Job's tears mixed with sugar, water and rose water.
  • Iraqi Kurds have their own version made with thicker vermicelli.
  • A common variant of faluda in Bangladesh is made with ketaki extract, pistachios, mango, creamed coconut, sago pearls , milk and vermicelli.

Rabri Faluda

© 2016 Shaloo Walia


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    • swalia profile image

      Shaloo Walia 9 months ago from India

      @Rajan I can understand! Even I don't indulge in it frequently but once in a while, it's okay.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 9 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Delightful! Though at my age I prefer not to indulge in such rich delights frequently.

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago from India

      @FlourishAnyway It's an easy recipe and very delicious too. I'm sure you will like it.

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      FlourishAnyway 23 months ago from USA

      I've never heard of this so thanks for sharing. I would love to try it. You never know what you might like until you try it, especially from other cultures.

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago from India

      @Vellur Welcome!

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      Nithya Venkat 23 months ago from Dubai

      This is delicious, will try this out. Thank you for sharing.

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      Shaloo Walia 23 months ago from India

      @rajan Rabri falooda is a popular dessert in Punjab during Summer.

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      Shaloo Walia 24 months ago from India

      @Deb You can substitute sugar with honey. Also wheat bread can be avoided too.

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      This sounds wonderful, minus a couple of things, like the wheat bread, which I am intolerant, and I would favor honey over processed sugar.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Thanks for the rabri falooda recipe. I just love this refreshing dessert. Your hub was a lovely reminder of the times when I used to have it regularly.

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago from India

      @Dora It is quite easy to make. The only time consuming part if to boil the milk at a low flame till it reduces to a thick consistency.

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago from India

      @manatita44 Sure! I don't know how to make Ras Malai but a shop out here serves delicious Ras Malai.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Interesting combination of ingredients. I'd like to try it, but someone else will have to make it.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      If I visit Delhi, then I'll look for you. Perhaps you can make it for me. I absolutely love Ras Malai. It's my favourite, so far. Rabri Faluda looks great!!

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Wow! Sounds a great idea! I like it.

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      Shaloo Walia 2 years ago from India

      @Hari It's one of my favorite desserts.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Yummy. Will try. Txs.

      - hari