Saturday, 20 April 2013

Almond Malai Kulfi - My 100th Post

This recipe is very special to me as this is my 100th post.   I also got the first prize for this recipe in Star Chef Hunt - Season 2 organized by Spicy Village Restaurants, Oman. Click here to see the award.

Kulfi is a popular Indian ice cream variety; it is a rich, creamy dessert and can be made easily at home with minimum ingredients. Kulfi can be prepared in many flavours like Kesar, Malai, Mango, etc.

Kulfi can be stored in the freezer for upto 3 weeks.

Serves - 7 to 8 Persons


Condensed milk - 225 ml (Sweetened )
Evaporated milk - 300 ml
Whipping cream - 250 ml
Cardamom Powder - ½ tsp
Sugar - 1½ tbsp (optional)
Almonds - 15 nos. chopped coarsely (reserve some for garnishing)
Pistachio nuts - 10 nos. chopped coarsely (reserve some for garnishing)
Saffron - a pinch
Milk - ¼ cup
Silver warq - For decoration (optional)


Blanch almonds and remove the skins; chop coarsely.

Soak saffron in ¼ cup warm milk for 5-10 minutes. Keep aside. 

Take a thick bottomed vessel; add all the milks and cream. In medium flame allow to boil and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring continuously. 

Check for the sweetness, if you feel the sugar is less add some more.

Stir in the cardamom powder and saffron along with the milk; remove from heat and allow to cool completely. 

Add chopped almonds and pistachio's. Mix well with hand beater. 

Pour kulfi mixture in kulfi moulds / matkas or any freezer proof moulds. 

Cover it with foil and place it in the freezer for 6-8 hours. 

Your refreshing and exotic dessert is ready to serve. 

Serving suggestions: 

To serve, hold the moulds under warm water and turn out onto plates. Decorate with  silver warq, 
coarsely chopped pistachios and almonds. 


Instead of adding chopped almonds, you can also grind and add to kulfi mixture. 

You can increase the amount of saffron to suit your taste. 


  1. wow kilfi looks awesome Poornima :) my favorite too. Congrats on your century and the award, I think this recipe is sure a way to celebrate your success :)

  2. wow looks very yummy....congrats for 100th post and prize....

  3. Yummy kulfi. Excellent poorni... awesome clicks also..

  4. Congrats dear... Wish you many more success in near future :) Kulfis look super delicious I can have it all..My fav :)

  5. Congrats dear ! My best wishes or you!

  6. Congrats on your 100th post and the award. lovely and delicious kulfi, I just love it. Wonderful way to celebrate, wish you many more sucess...

  7. Pls feed that last pic spoonful to me :D Looks so inviting and worth to give a try.
    Congratulations on ur 100th post :) Happy Blogging!!

  8. woo gorgeous.. jus want to dig in..

  9. Great Poorni, Congrats dear.... Keep rocking, Superb presentation as always, Our hearty wishes to you

  10. Congratulations on ur 100 th post.. Looks so delicious

  11. Congrats on your 100th post Poorni..:) Good work..keep it up..:)
    Felt like scooping the Kulfi out of ur blog and digging right in..;) what with the soaring temperatures here in Muscat!!
    Sunita Damodar

  12. Congratulations on your 100th post, Poornima.
    Kulfi looks yummy and nice presentation too.

  13. Congrats on ur 100th post Poornima, kulfi looks fantabulous,super nutty and droolworthy.

  14. congrats on your 100th post...kulfi looks delicious and the spoon

  15. Congrats Poornima ! wonderful presentation....looks real yum !

  16. lakshmi krishna24 April 2013 at 09:18

    Congrats Poorni..Keep rocking...
    i tried this,it turned out well(YUMMMMMY)

  17. Congrats on your award and the 100th post!!! wishing many more celebrations.. thanks for linking this delicious kulfi..
    Event - WTML w giveaway

  18. Congrats poorni on your 100th post and award

  19. Today I am going to prepare a really sweet and delicious almond malai kulfi recipe.This recipe is very special to me as this is my 91st dish.


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