Cool Kulfi

3241953638_639fa45042_mWhen it is damn hot in the streets of South Pakistan, it goes up to 45 Celsius, everyone prefers something chilled and cold and I prefer Kulfi, the local ice cream in Pakistan. It is an ideal summer noon dessert to get a cool feeling and cheaper than ice cream. Now days it costs around 5 to 10 rupeesto get yourself refreshed.

Kulfi is a popular flavored frozen dessert of the Subcontinent, made from milk. In taste, texture and preparation, it shares commonalities with ice cream but it takes a long time to melt. kulfi is not whipped, resulting in a solid, dense frozen dessert similar to traditional custard based ice-cream. Thus, it is usually considered a distinct category of frozen dairy-based dessert.

Traditionally kulfi is sold by street vendors called kulfiwallahs who keep the kulfi frozen by placing the moulds inside a large earthenware pot called a “matka” or in a wooden box, filled with ice and salt. It is served on a plate or frozen onto a stick. It can be garnished with pistachios, cardamom and desiccated coconuts. Often it is served as Falooda Kulfi which is kulfi with rice noodles, rose syrup and other ingredients.

If you are also a fan of kulfi and trying to make it on your own here is the reciepe.

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