Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Kulfi - My 500th Post

Waa hoo!!!! My 500th post !!!, am gonna celebrate this 500th post with delicious kulfi....Kulfi is a popular flavoured frozen dessert of the India made from milk. In taste, texture and preparation, it shares commonalities with ice cream.Kulfi was traditionally prepared by evaporating sweetened and flavored milk by slow cooking, with almost continued stirring to keep milk from sticking to the bottom of the vessel and burning, till its volume was reduced to half, thus thickening it, increasing its fat, protein and lactose density. Additionally, it gets its peculiar taste due to caramelization of lactose and sugar due to long and slow cooking process. Nowadays kulfis are prepared with sweetened condensed milk with sugar and nuts, i prepared kulfis last week with whole milk , the prefect traditional way.



1 litre Whole milk
1+1/4cup Sugar
1cup Cashews
1tsp Cardamom (powdered)
2tbsp Custard powder

Boil the milk with sugar in a pan with large surface, it will help to boil the milk faster ...stir it well continously with heavy flame...once its starts boiling keep simmer..Add cardamom powder in the milk n stir it well...meanwhile prepare finely chopped r smashed cashews (put cashews in a ziploc bag n smash it with heavy weight lid) dont grind in blender it will powder the cashews..


Keep scrapping off the milk-skin from the sides and bottom of the pan every few minutes and putting it back in the simmering milk...coz this skin gives a rough texture to the kulfi..add 3tbsp of water to the custard powder n dissolve it..add this to the simmering milk,can use corn flour instead of custard powder...this mix will give thickness to the milk...stir until the milk turn as condensed milk..now cool it..

Take a kulfi mould n put a small quantity of smashed cashew pieces...now pour the cooled kulfi condensed milk in it...Put some more smashed cashews in the top too..close the mould with lid...freeze it for a whole nite r whole day...

To serve take out the moulds from the freezer, just a quick wash in hotwater ,use the edge of a tea spoon to pull out the kulfis into the plate...

Notes:
Can add almond nuts, pista nuts, hazel nuts etc instead of cashew nuts....
Custard powder will give a yellowish colour to the simmered milk....can use corn flour very well to turn the milk thicky..
If there is no kulfi moulds...can use small cups else any coned shaped containers!

On the way to Lets go Nuts-Cashew guest hosted by Poornima of Tasty Treats, event started by Aquadaze...Also goes to Srivalli's Mithai Mela..

52 comments:

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations!!!! Wow i am amazed at the number of recipes you have posted, grt work , the kulfi is looks sooo inviting, i could grab one :)

Sathya Sankar said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats priya ! Its really amazing ,wishing you for many more success.

The kulfi looks very delicious.

Uma Thirumurugan said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats and Hats off Priya for your 500th post, you are such a energtic girl..i definitely amazed by all ur wonderful efforts for coming up with delicious dishes..

Kulfi looks amazing and i am drooling over the picture now..

Suparna said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,
Congratulations of the 500th mile stone :)! damn cool! like the kulfi ;) wishing u many more milestone achievements. Thanks so much for sharing such wonderful recipes with ur blogger friends :)
Keep going!
TC

Kitchen Flavours said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations......Wow what a way to celebrate the yummy occasion...Kulfi looks yum.

Varunavi said... Reply To This Comment

Great priya 500th post, awesome and get going.....

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

Wow thats a great way to celebrate 500th post dear....CONGRATULATIONS..
I am yet to reach 50th post(10% of yours) he he:)
n Kulfi is my fav dessert too..urs is looking really yummy..

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

COngrats Priya.........kulfi looks wonderful :)....

Tina said... Reply To This Comment

wow congrats for ur yummy and delicious 500th post....great nd good effort dear......

rekhas kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

OMG woooooooooooow priya 500th post greeeeeeeeeeeet wishing you many more succes like this and Kulfi mmmmmmmmmmm looks so delicious yummmm great going dear

Gita's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your achievement Priya :) Awesomes pictures with lovely color, ideal for the occasion! Adding custard powder to kulfi is new to me, should try out your recipe soon!

Asha said... Reply To This Comment

500th!! Whoa!! Congratulations Priya, more please! :)

Lovely and perfect Kulfi to celebrate, enjoy. Hugs to you! :)

aquadaze said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations Priya! This is a huge milestone, and I am sure we will be seeing the 1000th post very soon as well. I've said this before, but I don't mind repeating it - your energy is admirable and truly inspiring :)Hugs

Thanks for sending the delicious kulfi to the event!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Hearty congrats Priya!
Kulfi looks mouthwatering and colour is awesome!

Ushanandini said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your 500th post! Kulfi looks drooly lovely! You're a culinary expert, Priya!

Raaga said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your 500th post Priya. The kulfi looks great.

See you soon with 1000!

Trupti said... Reply To This Comment

wow Priya 500th post Congratulations. Wishing you for many more success.

Kulfi looks delicious & perfect

Ramya Vijaykumar said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on crossing the milestone Priya... Kulfis are perfect for the event...

Madhumathi said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations!
OMG! 500 posts..Thats a very great thing..Hats off to you!Wish you many more achievements..
Kulfi is a perfect way to celebrate this time..Looks yum yum!

Yasmeen said... Reply To This Comment

You are one hardworking blogger,Priya.congrats!

Pooja said... Reply To This Comment

Amazing priya..Congrats for your 500th post....Kulfi is looking delicious.....Nice color..

Deepa Hari said... Reply To This Comment

Wow...Congratulations Priya on reaching ur 500th milestone....Keep up ur goodwork...Yummy Kulfi.

Vicky Xavier. said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats Priya! Thats s great number. Kulfi in traditional way inspires me a lot. Looks delicious.

Vibaas said... Reply To This Comment

500! You are rocking, priya!! :-) Congrats on your big milestone and the kulfi looks super yum! Hope you reach the 1000th post soon :)

Feeds are working fine now. I am showing your new posts now. Feedburner has been wierd for the last 2,3 weeks!

indosungod said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, that in record time. Looking forward to many more.

Ann said... Reply To This Comment

Happy 500 post Priya..you are a hardworking blogger dear...real wonderful journey..
Kulfi looks yummy

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

My goodness thats really rocking priya, in this speed am sure 1k is not difficult for you!

Cham said... Reply To This Comment

Oh Gal , Congrats It will take another couple of years for me to reach 500 :) Wish u the same enthu in this beautiful journey Priya! Proud of u :)

FoodyGuru (Srimathi) said... Reply To This Comment

congrats!Its amazing that you have reached the magic number of 500. Good Job.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

CONGRATS & CONGRATS.It will surely take years for me to reach this milestone.drooling over the kulfi...

Vaishali said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, Priya, you are truly prolific. Congratulations on your 500th post!

DEESHA said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats on your 500th post, kulfi looks yummy

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

Thanks a lot friends, am very much happy n touched by all ur encouragements...am excited and honoured:)

Poornima Nair said... Reply To This Comment

Thats quiet a milestone u've reached, congratulations....the kulfi looks awesome, very tempting...thanks for sending it over.

Shama Nagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats dear....no words to say ........you are just rocking...keep it up....lovely kulfi

Lavanya said... Reply To This Comment

wowwwwww...congrats priya..amazing work..n wonderful celebrations with kulfi..loos so yummy!!
I am making a list of sweets from your blog..i have not yet started..but you are going with rocket speed..my list is increasing like anything :)

Indhu said... Reply To This Comment

wwwoww.. thats awesome.. Congrats on reaching this milestone :)

kulfi looks very yummy!

Madhu said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats Priya...Kulfi looks great.

Red Chillies said... Reply To This Comment

Congratulations on the major milestone, Priya.

Ashwini said... Reply To This Comment

wow 500th post...Congratulations Priya..Keep blogging Dear..Kulfi is a perfect treat for a celebration..

Laavanya said... Reply To This Comment

500 posts is amazing!! Congrats. Kulfi looks awesome and a perfect way to celebrate this milestone.

Priya Sriram said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a great achievement Priya! Congratulations and celebrations! :)
Kalakkareenga! Kulfi looks awesome! :)

sharada said... Reply To This Comment

Congrajulations! on reaching the milestone - lovely entry...the kulfi looks out of the world..yum

Mahimaa's kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Congrats dear!! it's a great achievement. kulfi looks awesome.

Varsha Vipins said... Reply To This Comment

Whoa..500..Isnt that something great!!!..I havent even reached 100 n am struggling to..lol..way to go Priya..Kulfi looks superb..:)

Simran said... Reply To This Comment

WOW - Congratulations!

I am on my 160-something post, and can't even imagine 500 :)

Jayashree said... Reply To This Comment

Wow!!! 500 posts!!! Awesome, girl....

ARUNA said... Reply To This Comment

wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww 500th post!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think i will b there in 4 yrs.....haha! Congrats Priya. Kulfi looks delicious!

AnuSriram said... Reply To This Comment

Wow.. 500th post! Gr8 work! I'm blogging for almost 2 years and could not touch even 100 :D
You are a wonderful lady priya! Hats off to u! Congrats!

Divya Vikram said... Reply To This Comment

That is really a great milestone Priya. Good luck!Kulfi looks amazing..

phanitha said... Reply To This Comment

WOW 500 posts... congratulations and hats off priya....
Kulfi looks fantastic...

Sunshinemom said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, girl!! This is a marathon:) Congrats!