Kulfi is Indian ice cream made with boiled milk. It comes in many flavors - Mango, Elaichi (cardamom), Kesar (saffron) etc.
I saw Paula Deen episode "Chocolate Strawberry Trees" in foodnetwork few weeks back.That inspired me to make this plant of my own thoughts to give a stage on this blog for this JFI -Month of Strawberry.
This is the recipe for "Strawberry Kulfi".
Strawberries - 5 no,chopped into small pieces,
Milk - 6 cups
sugar - 5 tspn
cardamom pwd - 1 tspn
Pistachio - 6 no,chopped
Almond - 6no,blanched,
Saffron - 5 strands
Corn flour - 1tspn
Popsicle molds for making Kulfi
Place the milk in a largeskillet and bring it to boil over high heat,stirring 2 to 3 minutes.Reduce heat to medium low and stir the milk with wooden spatula ,and scrape the sticked milk in the sides of the vessel ,until milk is reduced to 1/2 of its original quantity.In this stage milk is called "Rabdi" or "Basundi".Meanwhile ,grind Pista,blanched Almonds in a blender for small pieces with Cardamom and keep it aside.Mix Cornflour with a 2tspn of Milk ,Saffronstrands and pour this mixture,sugar into the skillet stir well ,until sugar melts and boil it in simmer for another 5 minutes.Transfer to a serving dish and mix nuts along with chopped Strawberry pieces.
Leave the mixture to cool at room temperature.
Wash the Popsicle molds ( I bought in 99cents store and it is available in walmart or you can get here also.
Pour the mixture into popsicle molds and cover with the given lids and place in the freezer for atleast 5 hours.
Take the molds from the freezer and dip into hot water or run hot water under the molds for 1 min and gently pull the popsicle stick until the popsicle comes out.You have to be bit patient while removing from molds.
Unmold kulfi and place on plates and enjoy the taste of sweet Milky,Nutty flavor sticked with Strawberry scrapes.
This is my entry to JFI event for June month hosting by hostess of "Bakingfairy"..While preparing i really remember those days,My sister and I get our money ready whenever we heard the bell of the icecream bandi(cart)from few blocks away.The ringing bell brings the children to come out of their houses to buy these kulfi and icecreams.
See here for instant kulfi recipe and here for mango and strawberry popsicle.