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    Maunika Gowardhan's Strawberry Falooda

    These delicious ice cream floats are sold by street vendors everywhere in India.

    • Preparation time: 25 minutes, plus chilling
    • Cooking time: 10 minutes
    • Total time: 35 minutes, plus chilling

    Serves: 6


    135g pack strawberry jelly
    30g chia seeds
    100g fine vermicelli rice noodles
    220ml berry coulis
    500ml tub vanilla ice cream
    about 100-150ml whole milk
    handful crushed pistachios
    200g strawberries, roughly chopped


    1. Make the jelly according to pack instructions, then chill and allow to set completely in a bowl.

    2. Before you want to make the falooda, chill 6 tall glasses in the fridge. Soak the chia seeds in cold water for 20 minutes; drain and set aside. Soak the rice noodles in 1 litre of boiling water for 8-10 minutes; drain, cut in half widthways and set aside.

    3. Put 4 tbsp coulis into each glass, then a heaped spoonful of chia seeds and 3 tbsp jelly. Top with a handful of rice noodles, a scoop of ice cream and a splash of milk; scatter with the pistachios and strawberries. 

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