Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi

Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi

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No Indian meal is complete without a serving of our own desi ice-cream, the Kulfi! There are innumerable varieties of Kulfi, ranging from spice-tinged ones to fruity flavours too.

This Dry Fruit Kulfi is a traditional recipe, in proper Mughlai style, loaded with dry fruits and flavoured with saffron and cardamom. This rich mithai, with a milky and spicy taste punctuated by the crunch of nuts is sure to delight you.

The Dry Fruit Kulfi tastes even more awesome when topped with Falooda and Rabdi .

Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi recipe - How to make Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 kulfis
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a few saffron (kesar) strands
1/4 cup warm full-fat milk
1 tbsp cornflour
4 cups full-fat milk
5 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1/2 cup chopped dried fruits (almonds, cashewnuts and pistachios)

  1. Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the cornflour and 2 tbsp of water in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Combine the milk and sugar in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cornflour-water mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 32 minutes, while stirring occasionally while scrapping the sides of the pan.
  5. Allow the mixture to cool completely. Once cooled, add the cardamom powder, saffron-milk mixture and dry fruits and mix well.
  6. Pour into 6 kulfi moulds and freeze overnight.
  7. To unmould, allow the moulds to remain outside the refrigerator for 5 minutes and then unmould by inserting a wooden skewer stick or a fork in the centre of the kulfi and pulling it out.
  8. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per kulfi
Energy242 cal
Protein6.8 g
Carbohydrates22.6 g
Fiber0.3 g
Fat10.5 g
Cholesterol22.7 mg
Sodium27 mg


Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi
 on 30 May 18 08:14 AM

Hiii mam, I made kulfi it is yummy but don''t freeze........ Wo puri Tarika se set nhi ho rhi rha h..
Tarla Dalal
30 May 18 11:59 AM
   Hi Anamika, We have tried this recipe and it works well. Make sure your deep freezer is not over stocked and using aluminium kulfi moulds is very important.
Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi
 on 08 Apr 18 04:14 PM

Does 1 cup full fat milk measure 250 ml
Tarla Dalal
09 Apr 18 09:13 AM
   Hi, Yes approx it is 200 ml...
Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi
 on 23 Sep 16 11:37 PM

Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi
 on 23 Mar 16 06:22 AM

Can you please upload video for that
Tarla Dalal
23 Mar 16 02:51 PM
   Hi Nadia, we will work towards that. Thanks for your suggestion.
Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi
 on 18 Jan 16 07:08 PM

When to add sugar?
Tarla Dalal
19 Jan 16 04:36 PM
   Hi Swechha, Sorry for the typing error. The sugar has to added in point 3 with the milk. We have rectified the error and thanks for bringing it to our notice. Do try it and share your review with us.
Dry Fruit Kesar Kulfi
 on 10 Apr 13 04:50 PM

Excellent kulfi.