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Kesar Pista Kulfi | Indian Kulfi Recipe | Frozen Indian Dessert

Frozen hands and melting Kulfi, this was something I did not anticipate while clicking the pictures for this gorgeous Indian favorite. I have never come across someone who does not love Kulfi, have you? Ever since I tasted this yum dessert there has never been a time that I have not collected those cute little earthern pots in which Kulfi's are usually served and ya not to forget how we used to scrape those cute little pots for those last bits of the creamy deliciousness. I never ever thought that there will be a day that I would make Kulfi at home :p I wonder why though...

Kulfi is a popular Indian frozen dessert, you can say its India's way of making ice cream. It is popular throughout places such as  India, Pakistan, Nepal and the Middle East. Taste wise Kulfi is much more creamier and also dense with nuts & flavoring. Kulfi was traditionally prepared by evaporating sweetened and flavored milk with slow cooking, with continuous stirring to keep milk from sticking to the bottom of the vessel where it might burn, until its volume was reduced by a half and thickening.


Recipe Source ~ here
Serves ~8 medium sized kulfis
Prep time ~ 25 mins
Chill time ~ min 5 hrs


liter milk ( I used full fat)
1/2 tin condensed milk (I used Amul)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cornflour powder
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/3 cup chopped pistachios 
1/4 tsp saffron 

  • Boil milk in a sauce pan until it reduces to 3/4'th. This took nearly 20 mins.
  • Keep the condensed milk and in a glass take some of the boiled milk and dilute the cornflour in it. Now add the condensed milk and cornflour mix to the reduced milk

  • Now add the chopped pistachios, ground cardamom powder and saffron strands. Mix well, if your saffron strands don't give much color you can add pinch of food color (yellow), mix well

  • Once all the nuts and cardamom combine well switch off and let it rest to come to room temperature  Keep the kulfi molds ready in the mean time. Then fill the molds with the prepared thickened milk and close the lids tight and place in the freezer for minimum 5 hours

  • Once the kulfis are all set, show them on running water for few seconds and place them on serving bowls immediately and enjoy

Cooks Wisdom

- I added a pinch of yellow food color, you can always skip this step
- You can add your preferred nuts to this kulfi
- You can make variations to the recipe by making chocolate kulfi, almond kulfi or rose kulfi


  1. yummy creamy nutty kulfi akka.want to make once more.tempting clicks

  2. Kesar pista kulfi looks delicious and tempting.

  3. Lovely and tempting kulfi.. And pics are so beautiful :)

  4. Very creamy and fresh kulfi...

  5. WOW Priya ...Kulfi looks so tempting :)
    Glad you and your family loved it !!

  6. tempting...

  7. the kulfi looks stunning, mouthwatering and very creamy...

  8. Lovely kulfis would love to have some now!!

  9. made this and had absolutely loved it!!! the snaps look amazing, especially the first one... :)

  10. Looks yum n scrumptious

  11. yummy kulfi and tempting me now :) amazing clicks dear :)

  12. looks yummy,beautiful clicks....

  13. Hi Priya!Hope u r doing great as always. This kulfi looks yum dear.Nice clicks too

  14. Priya, take a bow! The kulfis look simply outstanding and mouthwatering.

  15. Very tempting mouthhwatering Kulfi.. Love your clicks Priya..

  16. I want to lick that melting kulfi,super tempting sis.

  17. superb kulfi..loved the clicks too..

  18. delicious yummy kulfi.

  19. Scrumptious kulfi... nice clickks too :-)

  20. Makes me drool,looks super yummy and tempting.

  21. creamy n delicious looking kulfis da..nice clicks da :)

  22. Yummilicious kulfis akka.. Well done, I love these so much :) Delectable clicks and thank u so much for such kind words!! Glad you enjoyed it :)

  23. Beautiful clicks!!!! Love it totally.

  24. looks heavenly.pic are super

  25. Perfect Kulfi's priya.. yesterday oly i prepared kulfi's.. still in freezer :) have to post soon ...


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