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:

  1. 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 :)

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

    The kulfi looks very delicious.

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  3. 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..

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  4. 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

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

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

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  7. 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..

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

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

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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 500th!! Whoa!! Congratulations Priya, more please! :)

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

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  13. 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!

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

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

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

    See you soon with 1000!

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

    Kulfi looks delicious & perfect

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

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  19. 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!

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  20. You are one hardworking blogger,Priya.congrats!

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

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

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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

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  28. 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 :)

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

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

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

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  32. Congrats on your 500th post, kulfi looks yummy

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

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

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

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  36. 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 :)

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

    kulfi looks very yummy!

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  38. Congrats Priya...Kulfi looks great.

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  39. Congratulations on the major milestone, Priya.

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

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  41. 500 posts is amazing!! Congrats. Kulfi looks awesome and a perfect way to celebrate this milestone.

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

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

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

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

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  46. WOW - Congratulations!

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

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

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

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  49. 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!

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

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

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

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