|Alternative names||Faludeh, Paloodeh, Paludeh, Fālūdhaj|
|Course||Lunch & Dinner|
|Place of origin||Shiraz, Iran|
|Main ingredients||Vermicelli, syrup (sugar, rose water)|
Faloodeh (Persian: فالوده, translit. fālūde) or paloodeh (Persian: پالوده, translit. pālūde) is a traditional Iranian cold dessert similar to a sorbet. It consists of thin vermicelli-sized noodles made from starch in a semi-frozen syrup containing sugar and rose water. Faloodeh is often served with lime juice and sometimes ground pistachios.
The word paloodeh is from the verb paloodan (Persian: پالودن) which means to refine. Faloodeh is an Arabicized form of paloodeh that appeared after the Arab conquest of Iran, due to a lack of the phoneme /p/ in Standard Arabic.
A thin batter of starch (from potatoes, arrowroot, maize, or rice) is cooked, then pressed through a sieve producing delicate strings similar to cellophane noodles, that are then chilled in ice water. Afterwards, they are combined with the syrup mixture and rapidly cooled until the syrup is at least half-frozen.
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