Mango Kulfi

“Kulfeeeeee”, the kulfi man at 10 in the night.

“Appa, appa, kulfi pa, please”- Me

“No no, you will fall sick. Look at the time, its 10” – Dad

But the kulfi man always comes at 10, “No pa, just once, pleaaseeee” - Me

Appa looking at Amma.

‘God! Make Amma give “that’s ok” nod’ – Me

“OK! But this is the last time” – Amma

“Sure Ma!” – Me, certain that this will not be the last time

I still remember the gleam in my eyes when I watched the kulfi man slice the kulfi and handed ‘em to me in a banana leaf. I knew I was sure to fall sick after eating ice cream at 10 in the night, but the temptation was inescapable. The texture, taste and scent – it was appealing to all my senses. Its been years since I had kulfi, and I no longer remember the exact taste and texture to recreate the recipe. But this recipe tastes as good as the one I had in my childhood days (as far as I could remember) and is easy as a snap.

Ingredients

Mango – 1
Condensed milk – 1 can
Elaichi – ¼ tsp, powdered
Saffron – few strands
Pistachios – ¼ cup, chopped coarsely

Method

Puree the mango. If using canned mango, reserve the juice. Mix puree, elaichi, saffron and pistachios. Add only half of the condensed milk. Taste the mixture and continue adding milk (and the juice, if using canned mango) until the desired sweetness is reached. The mixture should taste sweeter than you prefer as it will loose some of the sweetness after its frozen. Pour into popsicle/kulfi molds and freeze overnight.

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This is my entry for Barbara’s A Taste Of Yellow. Thanks Jai and Bee for letting me know about this event. This is also my entry for A Fruit A Month – Mango by Deepa of Recipes and More.

28 comments:

Barbara said...

Thank you for your wonderful entry. It looks delicious.

Reena said...

That's yellow and yummy. Tempting Kulfi!

Sumitha said...

The kulfi man coming at 10 in the night is strange,or may be he came in just right at the time for dessert!The picture looks so tempting.I shall definetly give this a try.

Vcuisine said...

Nice entry suganya. Was about to post it :). Well presented. viji

Asha said...

Kulfi is my fav Ice cream.Great entry for both events:)

bee said...

we just bought popsicle moulds, we have mango puree and condensed milk, and you know what we're gonna make. thanks for the recipe.

DEEPA said...

thks a lot for the entry ..too good one and excellent choice ..love to have one ..thks for participating ...

Anonymous said...

thank you for the recipe..I love kulfi too..I will try your recipe for sure.

Suma

Suganya said...

Thank you everyone...

Sumitha, I dont know about other cities, but in Chennai, kulfi man always comes after 10, with a petromax light, like a firefly :)

Sharmi said...

nice one for both the entries! loved the look. have to go shopping for those molds. dont know where to find them though. any clue?

sunita said...

That looks sooo mouthwatering...and it's definitely yellow...

Suganya said...

Thtz from Ikea! Less than $2

Roopa said...

First time at your site!
wow looks so yummy, the yellow color.....i am drooling

bee said...

we made. very very liked. :-D

Suganya said...

Am glad u liked 'em bee :-D

musical said...

Lovely blog, Suganya. I can totally relate to your childhood story :). Kulfis are a favorite dessert of mine. i do have a ripe mango and some store-bought aamras in my pantry, wanna give this a try.

Yummy :)

Revathi said...

Wow Suganya. Super blog. I am going to add it to the tamilcuisine.blogspot.com :)

Suganya said...

Thanks Revathi. I would love that :)

Sandeepa said...

Lovely entry, looks fabulous

Prema Sundar said...

Iam from Chennai Suganya and the kulfiman comes after 10. The kulfis he brings are very tasty and even now if i go to chennai I always buy kulfis from the night time kulfiman atleast once in a week.
Mango kulfi looks yummmmm.
This is my first time in ur blog and i like the recipes u have posted..nice photography too. will visit u often.Thanks

Kribha said...

You rock Suganya. My mouth is watering already. Plenty of hugs for posting this.

Pille said...

I've never had kulfi before, but I'm really keen to try this Indian ice cream as soon as I get hold of some mangoes!!

Suganya said...

Thanks Prema for backing me that kulfi man indeed comes at 10 in the night :-)

Kribha - Plenty of hugs fro visiting my blog

Pille - Mango is definitely a supreme flavour, but you can also try vanilla or honey or plain cardamom or even lavender. Kulfi is forgiving. Hope that helps

Arfi Binsted said...

mango is my favorite fruit of all!!! your entry makes me want to try.

Sapna said...

Hello Suganya,

First time to your blog. Its excellent. And the photos are incredible. Can I use low-fat or fat-free condensed milk for the kulfi. And also thanks for visiting my blog.

Menu Today said...

Hi Sukanya,
Lovely entry for AFAM.Yummy!!!! looking kulfis. Thanks

Suganya said...

Sapna, You can use low-fat condensed milk.

marriedtoadesi.com said...

Fantastic picture. I have sent to my mom who LOVES mango pulp, and mango ice cream. I hope she makes it (so i can eat it too).

Kanchana

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