Kesar Kulfi Falooda

Kesar Kulfi Falooda

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Rich creamy kulfi topped with falooda and rose syrup is a dessert which finds a place at every Indian buffet counter. Kulfi is our very own Indian ice-cream made from thickened and reduced milk flavoured with saffron and cardamom.

Falooda is fresh cornflour "sev" (vermicelli). Kulfi falooda are almost synonymous and make perfect dessert mates. You will find ready dried falooda in the market which has to be rehydrated before use. But of course, nothing is as good as making it yourself!

Kesar Kulfi Falooda recipe - How to make Kesar Kulfi Falooda

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Kesar Kulfi
1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
1/4 cup warm full-fat milk
1 tbsp cornflour
4 1/4 cups full-fat milk
5 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

Other Ingredients
4 tbsp rose syrup
1 cup soaked falooda sev

For The Garnish
rose syrup
4 tbsp chopped mixed nuts (almond , cashewnuts and pistachios)

  1. Combine the saffron and warm milk in a small bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Combine the cornflour and ¼ cup of milk in a bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  3. Heat the remaining milk in a deep non-stick pan and boil on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the cornflour-milk mixture and sugar, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 20 minutes, while stirring continuously and scrapping the sides.
  5. Switch off the flame and allow the mixture to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, add the saffron-milk mixture and cardamom powder and mix well.
  7. Pour the mixture into 4 kulfi moulds and freeze overnight.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. To unmould, rub a kulfi mould in between your palms for 1 to 2 minutes and then unmould it with the help of a fork.
  2. Cut a kulfi into 6 equal portions.
  3. Pour 1 tbsp of rose syrup in a serving glass and add ¼ cup falooda sev over it.
  4. Arrange the kulfi pieces evenly over the falooda sev.
  5. Drizzle a little rose syrup and top it with 1 tbsp mixed nuts.
  6. Repeat steps 1 to 5 to make 3 more kulfi falooda.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy569 cal
Protein15.4 g
Carbohydrates66.1 g
Fiber4.3 g
Fat22 g
Cholesterol36 mg
Sodium61.7 mg


Kesar Kulfi Falooda
 on 20 Jul 17 09:37 PM

Kesar Kulfi Falooda
 on 04 Dec 12 10:48 AM

We had to restricts the girls from eating more of kesar kulfi. The addition of kesar really adds to the taste of this rich kulfi.
Kesar Kulfi Falooda
 on 09 Apr 12 03:47 PM

Kesar Kulfi Falooda
 on 29 Mar 12 11:35 AM

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