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Aug 12, 2013

Kesar Pista Kulfi / Pistachios Popsicle With Saffron Flavor ~ SN Challenge # 11

Kesar Pista Kulfi recipe is a summer special rich creamy ice cream that can be prepared at home easily with simple ingredients. Kulfis are nothing but a frozen treats like Ice cream but its frozen using a special molds. I am happy that  Divya Pramil 's South Vs North Challenge  Event is going to complete one year by next month. Yep, this is 11th challenge and so proud to be a part of this successful event. In South Vs North Challenge there are two teams, South Team, members belong to the Southern Part and North Team members from Northern Part. Every Month a member from each will Challenge recipe to the opposite teams - A South team member who is hosting will give a challenging Traditional South Indian recipe to the North team and vice versa. I belong to the Southern Team and this Month Challenge was Kesar Pista Kulfi, hosting by Shruthi while Divya of You Too Can Cook of South team challenged north team members with Paasi Paruppu Payasam.

We really enjoyed this creamy and delicious popsicle/kulfis. Thanks to Shruthi for this delicious recipe, my kids loved it a lot. This month i tried the challenge on day one itself and clicked the pictures on that day itself. Because of the hot and sunny weather, kulfi started melting and couldn't click good pictures with it.

  1. Milk     4 cups
  2. Condensed milk   1/2 cup 
  3. Sugar    1/4 cup
  4. Cornflour   1 tbsp
  5. Cardamom powder  1/4 tsp
  6. Chopped pistachios   1/ 3 cup
  7. Saffron strands  1/4 tsp
  8. Rose water     1/4 tsp(i skipped)
  • First Make a thin paste with cornflour and enough milk and keep aside.
  • Bring milk to boil in a heavy bottomed pan, then add condensed milk and sugar.
  • Keep boiling in medium heat and keep scraping the cream from the sides of the pan, this helps to give a thick texture to the mixture.
  • Keep boiling on low flame until the milk reduces to three fourth of the quantity.
  • Now add the cornflour paste and keep stirring to avoid the lumps.
  • The mixture will turns thick now add the chopped pistachios,saffron, cardamom powder stir well and switch off the stove.
  • Finally add the rose water, give a stir.(if using).
  • Let the mixture cools, pour this kulfi mixture to the kulfi/popsicle mould cover with lid and keep in freezer for at least 4-5 hours.
  • Once the kulfi is completely set, just pass the mould under the tap water for a second pull the kulfi from the mould.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!!!


  1. Feel like licking those melting kulfi Sangee, very tempting and droolworthy..

  2. the kulfi looks so good ! i wish u were closer.. i would have dropped by :D

  3. mmy kulfi akka and drooling kulfi ever.mouthwatering kulfi here

  4. Kulfi looks very delicious and yummy.

  5. Yummy luking kulfis vth tempting cliks.

  6. Simply awesome looking kulfis apt for summer time. Pics look great as well. As a Bengali I am neutral and best wishes to both the teams and through this contest let India win.

  7. Beautiful clicks dear, love the kulfi so much, u have made them perfect ;)

  8. wow all that i yearn pista kulfi

  9. Lovely pic.. Amazing clicks.. Drooling here Sangeetha :-)

  10. i hv been wanting to try kulfi for long...gona try dis recipe nw

  11. they look so yum... love that extra sprinkle of pistachios on the kulfi...

  12. melt in mouth kulfi...especially last click is very inviting....irresistible attempt dear

  13. Wow Sangeetha the kulfi looks stunning and awesome, wish I could have them....

  14. Drooling here Sangee ....
    Kulfis look so tempting :) Love the clicks too :)

  15. Wow this makes me drool...looks yum

  16. I love the kulfi a lot paaps... so so delicious look and beautiful clicks...

  17. so drooling...i doubt how could you click instead of lick

  18. awesome kulfi. I like Divya;s comment abt he click & lick. an agree with her how do click and not lick?

  19. Yummy looking kulfis'.. it came out soo good.. awesome presentation.. i have to say it

    Plz do visit mine too

  20. Hi ,
    I googled for the kulfi recipe and found ur blog.I was impressed by the pictures and simple process. I made this for a party and my guests were super impressed with the result.They loved it and urged me to make more next time.


  21. I googled for kulfi recipe and found ur blog. I was impressed with the pictures and simple process. I made it for a party and all the guests loved it and urged me to make more next time :))

    1. Thank you Bhavani. Glad that you and your guests liked it. sure this is a yummy kulfi and a very simple process too :)


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