Kulfi is popularly known as the Indian Ice cream. Its a dairy based frozen dessert which is popular not just in India but it shares its roots with the countries in the Indian subcontinent.
It’s denser than an ice cream because it doesn’t involve cream or whipping methods, which is why it has a more solid state when frozen.
My favourite and the most original form of Kulfi is the Malai Kulfi, which is plain and doesn’t consist of many flavourings. The other varieties and flavors are cardamom, saffron, rose, dry fruits and the newer varieties have more fruity flavours like mango for example.
Its made by Slow cooking milk on the flame for a long duration stirring non stop to ensure it doesn’t burn at the bottom. Then adding sugar and flavors, and cooking it down to less than half its original quantity resulting in a thick creamy condensed milk.
Traditionally its set in Kulfi moulds and eaten on a stick or in earthen pots.
Recipe Card (To serve 6 pax)
|Full cream milk||1 litre|
|Saffron strands||A pinch|
|Almond powder||25-30 gm|
|Silvered almonds and pistachios, chopped /crushed||For garnishing|
Method of Preparation:
- In a wide mouth pan pour the milk and bring it to boil. keep stirring on medium to high flame and make sure it doesn’t scorch on the bottom. Control the flame if you feel you need to.
- This will take at least 10 mins , meanwhile keep stirring and keep the other ingredients ready near you. Crush cardamom pods or use cardamom powder if you have and find it convenient.
- Once the milk has thickened and reduced to less than half, add in the sugar, cardamom, saffron if you choose to and the almond powder. Stir and give it a good boil and switch off the flame and let it cool.
- Pour into the Kulfi moulds or earthen pots of your choice. Cover with lids or foil and freeze.
- Before serving, unmould if using moulds and garnish to serve or garnish in the pots that you are serving it in. Alternatively, you could freeze it in a loaf tin and slice to serve too.
- Yield depends on what size and shape of containers you use . This serves 6 easily.
This is a global platform for you to showcase your best for the world to see, in what you love doing most, Cook!
To get featured, upload your favourite recipe on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn and tag ICCA Dubai with the hashtags #iccadubai and #iccamorningpost.