Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Malai Kulfi

Whenever I have people over for dinner, the biggest question for me is what to make as dessert. There are always some who don't like sweet as much, some who like sweet but only specific things, and some who are totally averse to it. But when it comes to ice cream or kulfi, people generally tend to melt ;) So this time when I had some friends over for dinner, I decided to make some Malai Kulfi, just the way my mom makes it. Now, I make this from scratch, ie, I boil and reduce the milk instead of using ready made condensed milk. I feel that I can control the amount of sugar this way. It does take a little extra effort but the result is so amazing that you will not regret it one bit. :)


Ingredients:(serves 4)
1.89 L Whole milk (3.25%)--small can
1/2 pint Heavy cream
1 cup Sugar
1 tsp Cardamom powder
3 tbsp Corn starch

Method:
In a heavy bottomed pan, pour the milk and add to it the heavy cream. Mix the corn starch in a little milk and add it to the rest of the milk. Start heating the milk on medium high heat. Make sure to keep stirring the milk frequently. Once the milk comes to a boil, reduce the heat and continue heating it till it reduces to a little more than half the quantity. Keep stirring to avoid the milk from burning at the bottom of the pan. At this point, add the sugar, mix and continue reducing the milk. Once it is reduced to 1/4th of the original quantity and thick like Rabdi, turn off the heat and add the cardamom powder.
You can also add some Kesar (saffron) to the mixture. Mix well and then let it cool.
Then pass the entire milk through a blender or blend it with a hand mixer. Pour it into a freezer safe Plastic (do not use glass container) container or a Kulfi Stand and freeze till it sets. Once it has set, remove it and blend it again. If there are any ice crystals add a little more corn starch to the mixture and blend. Freeze it again and serve chilled with some dry fruits on top.


39 comments:

Seema said...

Tee, Malai Kulfi, Give me some baby. Oh I love malai kulfi and I love only the home made ones here. Thanks for your moms ricipe Tee.

Manasi said...

Kulfi always reminds me of a kulfiwala bhaiyya yelling 'fiiiiiiyooo!!' and of rich kulfi falooda at weddings!!
That bowl of kulfi u hv made has had me drooling all over the keyboard !!

Erin said...

I have never tasted this before, but it looks and sounds totally divne! I must try the recipe!

Padma said...

I always love matka kulfi and your malai kulfi looks very tempting, straight away goes onto my 2-do-list.
Today is my sweets nothings day I guess, just not been to athika's kalakand n now your kulfi is really giving me cravings....thanks for sharing!

Richa said...

malai kulfi looks YUM, slurp :) mala aplya kadey milnarya disc shaped malai kulfi chi athawan alee :)

Nupur said...

Now this is "real" kulfi made with real hard work! It looks totally delicious!

Jyothi said...

Hi Tee, malai kulfi looks yummmmmy...
such a delicious kulfi. Thanks for sharing.

Laavanya said...

This kulfi does make me melt. Looks absolutely mouthwatering.

Prajusha said...

tee,
malai kulfi looks mouthwatering:)

archana said...

Tee I liked the presentation :) kulfi tar mastach ahey white creamy creamy. Aag me he sagli bowl madhli kulfi khau shakte :)

Roopa said...

wow looks tempting! thanks for sharing this recipe :) got to try this !

Meeta said...

I love kulfi. Is it that easy to make? DUUH! Just wondering if I can make this in my ice-cream maker?

Cinnamon said...

Delicious looking Malai Kulfi....
I was drooling over the pictures :)

Jyothsna said...

Looks really great! Nothing can beat malai kulfi!

Vcuisine said...

Mail Kulfi rocks, tee. Very nice. Viji

indosungod said...

Our favorite outings on weekends esp. sunday evenings is to go to a Indian restaurant to eat some Malai Kulfi. Its time for me to make some now.

Asha said...

Looks excellent!Good job girl!:))
I agree with condensed milk,too sweet! You can canned Evaporated milk though,no sugar and already reduced.

Priyanka said...

Tondat pani suttay tuzi kulfi baghun... but i dont have a blender ... this one will have to wait till i get one:)

Sharmi said...

Isn't corn starch and corn flour 2 different things? I am confused! can I use custard powder for this?

Tee said...

Thank you ladies!
Sharmi, actually, in India it is called corn flour, but here it is known as corn starch which is white in colour.
Although Custard powder is made from corn starch, i think it will change the flavour of the kulfi ...never really tried it for kulfi.Will find out if it can work...
cornstarch is used just to avoid crystallization,and make the mixture thicker. if you reduce the milk to a very thick consistency, you can even skip it.

Sharmi said...

well thanks for the clarification.
But in US corn starch and corn flour are two different things. so Just wanted to make sure.

Tee said...

Sharmi, I just clarified with my mom on the use of custard powder, and she said that it could be used, just that it will have a different flavour.

Meeta, making kulfi in an icecream maker will make it a icecream...it will no longer be kulfi.:) The difference between the two is basically, that kulfi is reduced and frozen and icecream is churned...i hope this helps. :)

bhags said...

This malai kulfi of ur make me remember those matka kulfi we get on those road side thelas and they just are wonderful....on a hot summer night, when we used to go on a stroll and eat those kulfis...urs look good too and easy to make

Coffee said...

Not a kulfi fan in me! :( But the pic is tempting enough to lick one spoon. :)

SeeC said...

Tee, This looks very yummy. Have never made it myself. Will give it a try sometime. (right season too).
Loved your pictures too.

TBC said...

I am not too fond of kulfis but ur pic looks so good ! Makes me wanna try some!

Sharmi said...

Dear Tee, thanks so much in taking effort and time to clear my doubts.

Dee said...

hey tee, this looks soo good and pretty easy to make too!

Jeena said...

Hi there your kulfi looks lovely I bet it tastesdelicious.

Pooja V said...

Malai kulfi looks so tempting...i can just eat all of it.

Vcuisine said...

Its almost 47 degree here Tee. I just need that bowl during my lunch. Looks so nice. Viji

Hima said...

Wow, that is so mouthwatering. Can I have some pls.

Suma Gandlur said...

That's so yummy. I have sometimes made rabdi but have never tasted this.

Saju said...

Yummmmmmm! great recipe, can't wait to try it.

Sia said...

u made that @home??? how wonderful...

Poonam said...

Hi Tee, kulfi looks awesome!

Namratha said...

Yum, this looks delicious and the recipe is so simple..can't wait to make it!! :)

Mona said...

hmmmmm, you r rt, the name Kulfi itself keeps mouth to start watering :-) I will definetely try this recipe.

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Latha Narasimhan said...

Yummy!I just love ice creams so much! I am visiting the sweet corners in every blog these days. Have to check my sugar level!



Tee you have a nice blog and I liked that stove. If you own it preserve. soon it will be an antique!