The Bride’s First Dessert
It’s been a month now since the wedding, and the bride is ready to take responsibilities, aka household chores. As tradition strictly dictates, she must prepare something sweet first, to herald her lifelong commitment to cooking, laundry, and doing the dishes. We strictly kept her out of the kitchen, where she was eager to join the rest of the ladies in cooking and washing, just a few days after the marriage. I am surprised, naturally, because I would personally stay away from all these activities for as long as I possibly could.
She made falooda, my favoritest dessert in the whole wide world, followed by kheer, of course. Speaking of kheer, I completely forgot to mention that in Makkah, during our Umrah a couple of months ago, Masood and I met up with a blogger at her home. We’ve never met a blogger at his or her home before, so we were pretty nervous. “Are you sure it’s OK with your parents?” I asked her. “Of course!” she replied.
We—Shazia, her mom, and myself—immediately bonded like we weren’t meeting for the first time ever. I was pleasantly surprised and flattered that her mom knows a lot about me (I’ve added Shazia on Facebook and they read this blog, but still…). So we chatted for a thousand years over a dinner, and then came the yummiest homemade falooda! Her mom made it after reading somewhere from my blog or Facebook status that it’s my favorite. They made our stay in Makkah special. May Allah bless them.
So the bride made falooda one day, and we invited close family members to celebrate the event. The dessert contains milk, almonds, vermicelli, tapioca seeds, strawberry jelly, almonds, pistachio, and vanilla ice cream.
It’s super easy to whip up this falooda. All you need is milk, ice cream, slivers of pistachios and almonds for garnishing, and most importantly, you’ll need this.