Kulfi is a traditional Indian frozen dessert made using milk, sugar and dry fruits. It derives its name from a Persian word qulfi, meaning a covered cup. Once the kulfi base is prepared, the mixture is poured into metal qulfi cups, sealed with lids, and kept in large containers of ice to freeze. It is believed that the kulfi recipe was invented in 16th-century north India, which was then part of the Mughal Empire. In fact, food historian KT Achaya’s research into the subject has led him to believe that the original kulfi recipe was a concoction of condensed milk, loads of sugar, pistachios, green cardamoms and saffron.
For the uninitiated, kulfi is like ice cream in appearance; however, its texture and flavours are quite different. Kulfi is creamier and has denser flavours as compared to an ice cream. India boasts a variety of kulfis. The most popular ones include mango, rose, cardamom and pistachio. This dessert is either served on a wooden stick or on a dessert plate/bowl. In case all this kulfi talk has got you craving for one right now, here is an easy-to-make kulfi recipe to help you out.
Give the usual ice cream a break and end your meal with this delicious mango-flavoured kulfi with almonds. This kulfi recipe will help you reminisce the golden days of your childhood.
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More Kulfi Recipe Ideas
Living Foodz chefs get creative with the kulfi recipe and present to you unique kulfi variations. While some added fruits and chocolate chips to the kulfi recipe, a few others made a fusion dessert with it. Check out the recipe ideas here:
Kala Jamun Kulfi Recipe
Orange and Saffron Kulfi Recipe
Chef Ranveer Brar gives a delicious twist to the classic kulfi by adding some saffron, rose water and orange juice to it. Try this recipe at home and let us know how it turns out in the comments section below.
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