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      40 min

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Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

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Perfect for long hot days, falooda is available all over the subcontinent. It originated in Shiraz, Iran (a country formerly known as Persia), and is one of the oldest drinks we know of. The word ‘falooda’ means ‘shredded’, because this olden-day slushie originally contained vermicelli noodles. Traditionally, ice made from frozen sugar syrup was crushed and mixed with rice noodles and rosewater, then topped with lime juice or with strawberry, sour cherry or pomegranate syrup.

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