Badam (almond) kulfi is a flavoured Indian dessert made from almonds, milk and saffron strings and served chilled. Ã‚Â It is an all-time favourite with kids as well as elders and very popular dessert during summers. Ã‚Â Badam kulfi is very easy to make and tastes delicious too. Ã‚Â Saffron strings when added gives a unique flavor to the kulfi. Ã‚Â You may also add different flavors to this kulfi like chopped mangoes, cocoa powder for chocolate kulfi, Ã‚Â pistachios etc. Do try this homemade kulfi and enjoy this chilled dessert during summer.
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Full cream milk Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 2 1/2 cups
Condensed milk Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1/2 cup
Few saffron strings
Cornflour powder Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 3 teaspoons
Almonds Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 6-7
Cardamom powder Ã¢â‚¬â€œ 1/4 teaspoon
Grind the almonds in a mixer to a coarse powder and keep aside. Dissolve cornflour in 3 tablespoons of milk and set aside. Make sure no lumps are formed._x000D_ Soak saffron strings in 2 teaspoons of milk for 15-20 minutes
Boil 2 1/2 cups of milk in a wide pan or a non-stick pan on a high flame. Once the milk is fully boiled, lower the flame and cook the milk by stirring continuously, until it has thickened and reduced to 3/4 of its volume. This will take about 20 -25 minutes.
Add condensed milk and mix well. Keep stirring for another 2-3 minutes o n a low flame,till the condensed milk is well absorbed by milk._x000D_ Now add saffron strings, cardamom powder and badam powder and mix well.
Lastly add cornflour paste and mix well. Once cornflour is added, the mixture will tend to thicken. Cook for another 2 minutes on a low flame. Once the mixture reaches slightly thick pouring consistency, switch off the flame.
Allow the mixture to cool down completely. Pour the mixture into kulfi moulds by distributing evenly. Close the mould with the lid and freeze for about 7-8 hours or overnight._x000D_ Remove the kulfi by running a sharp knife around the edges of the kulfi.
Garnish badam kulfi with chopped badam pieces and serve chilled.
NOTES/TIPS_x000D_ Boil the milk in a non-stick pan to avoid sticking of the milk on the sides and bottom of the pan._x000D_ Once cornflour paste is added, keep stirring continuously on a low flame, as the mixture tends to thicken._x000D_ Mixture should not be too thick. Otherwise kulfi will be not be set properly. It is should be medium pouring consistency.
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