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Kesar Pista Kulfi

Indulge in the creamy richness of Kesar Pista Kulfi, a quintessential Indian dessert that combines the luxurious flavors of saffron and pistachios. This delightful frozen treat is perfect for beating the summer heat and is sure to be a hit at any gathering.

Category: Dessert

Cooking Preparation

Preparation Guide

  • In a heavy-bottomed pan, bring the milk to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally to prevent it from sticking to the bottom.

  • Once the milk comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until the milk reduces to about half its original volume.

  • Dilute the cornflour in 2 tablespoons of water to make a smooth paste. Add this paste to the simmering milk and continue to cook for another 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously, until the mixture thickens slightly.

  • Add the sugar, saffron strands, chopped pistachios, condensed milk, and cardamom powder to the milk mixture. Stir well to combine.

  • Cook the mixture for an additional 2-3 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together. Remove the pan from the heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

  • Pour the cooled mixture into kulfi molds or small glasses. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and insert a popsicle stick into each mold.

  • Place the molds in the freezer and let the kulfi freeze for at least 6-8 hours or overnight until completely set.

  • Once the kulfi is set, remove it from the molds by dipping them briefly in warm water. Serve the Kesar Pista Kulfi chilled, garnished with additional chopped pistachios if desired.

Chef's Tips

  • Soak the saffron strands in 1 tablespoon of warm milk for 10-15 minutes before adding them to the mixture to enhance their flavor and color.

  • For a richer texture, you can substitute some of the milk with heavy cream or evaporated milk.

  • Customize the sweetness of the kulfi according to your taste preferences by adjusting the amount of sugar or condensed milk.



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