Friday, September 30, 2011

KULFI -- Traditional Indian Ice Cream

Kulfi is the Indian version of Ice Cream, traditionally eaten on a stick like a lolly!

Kulfi is flavoured ice cream made with condensed milk and various flavours. At guglee we have our “special” flavours of Kulfi. They are Malai,  Pistachio, Almond, Mango, and Rose and Honey which is our most popular flavour. These days on the streets of Mumbai you can find all of these flavours including others such as Chocolate, Orange, Cardamom or Saffron.

Kulfi is very dense and rich tasting. Compared to ice cream kulfi is very different. Kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert. Due to its density, kulfi takes a longer time to melt than normal ice creams which are soft and fluffy.

In India you can find kulfi carts on every street sold by different vendors. They are called kulfiwallahs who keep the kulfi frozen by placing the moulds inside a large earthenware pot called a "matkas" in Hindi. 

Indian summers can be really hot, so Kulfi turns out to a real refresher that can be enjoyed at anytime of the day.

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