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Pista Kulfi Recipe

Pista Kulfi
How to make Pista Kulfi

About Pista Kulfi: A popular Indian Ice cream reduced milk flavoured with saffron, cardamom, pistachio and almonds, served chilled.

  • Total Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Cook Time1 hr
  • Recipe Servings5
  • Medium

Ingredients of Pista Kulfi

  • 1 Litre Milk, full cream
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Saffron
  • 4-5 Green cardamoms
  • 12-15 Almonds (shredded), blanched
  • 2 tbsp Pistachios (shredded)
  • 8 Kulfi moulds
  • Vark leaves (optional)

How to Make Pista Kulfi

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1.
Boil the milk in a wide, heavy-based pan and then simmer over medium heat, stirring from time to time to avoid scorching.
2.
Simmer till about half the volume of milk is left. The milk will take about 30-40 minutes to thicken.
3.
When done, the color of the milk changes to a beige-cream, and the bubbles appear mostly in the center of the pan.
4.
Add the sugar and saffron, bring to a boil again and simmer for another minute or two.
5.
Add the cardamom and turn off the heat.
6.
When cool, add the nuts, saving a few for garnishing.
7.
Mix well and pour into moulds.
8.
Freeze at the lowest possible temperature.
9.
To serve take the mould out of the freezer and prise the kulfi out with the help of a knife, into an individual serving bowl.
10.
Garnish with vark leaves and nuts and serve immediately.

Key Ingredients: Milk, Sugar, Saffron, Green cardamoms, Almonds (shredded), Pistachios (shredded), Kulfi moulds, Vark leaves (optional)

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