Friday, August 31, 2007

Pistachio Kulfi

Let me first clarify Kulfi is not an ice-cream, ice creams are whipped with air or overrun, kulfi contains no air; it is rather solid dense frozen milk.

Kulfi is a popular Indian dessert made with boiled milk. It comes in many flavours, including pistachio, malai, mango, cardamom (elaichi), saffron (kesar). Here I am posting the recipe for the pistachio kulfi.

What you need?

  • Shelled unsalted pistachio nuts - 1/4 cup (25 gms)
  • Evaporated milk - 1/2 cup (100 ml)
  • Heavy cream - 1 cup (200 ml)
  • Sugar - 2 table spoon .
  • Vanilla extract - 1 table spoon .
How to do?
  1. Chop the pistachio nuts into tiny pieces.
  2. Pour the evaporated milk and cream into a sauce pan and bring it to boil.
  3. Add the sugar and vanilla extract then reduce the heat to low.
  4. Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes, stirring often, the mixture will gradually thicken
  5. Pour the mixture into a bowl, add pistachio pieces and allow it to cool.
  6. When the mixture is cooled, put the bowl in the freezer (minimum 5 hours).
Here is your yummy Kulfi to be served... but let me warn you, its addictive ..... so prepare at your own risk, it might end up on your menu permanently !!


Sunday, August 26, 2007

Thanks Prashant, even I have got a blog!

I am yet to believe that I have got my own blog. I was introduced to blogging world by "Prashant", my husband. He has got a blog he loves to call "Pab's World" (PAB are his initials), which is focused on technology and his learnings. I follow his blog because I believe he is really good at it.

But the only issue is, he is always boasting about it, making me a little jealous :). I was wondering if I could write my own blog, but could not make up my mind as to what it would be. Should it be about not-so-exciting life in Seattle? Should it be about my complaints against Prashant?, which I thought was a good idea, I would never have to think about what to write :) :). But then it struck to me, the only passion three of us (my daughter "Sakshi", my husband, and I) share is food. I am crazy about cooking and prashant and sakshi about eating. So why not have a blog about food......

So here I am writing my first post, all thanks to Prashant. Hope my blog would be much more popular then his, so even I could say "I have got a blog!"