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Monday, September 26, 2011


I have to thank my dear friend Sirisha Prathi for sharing this wonderfully easy recipe for home-made kulfi. Such an exotic dessert and made from such few and simple ingredients.

The kulfi needs almost zero preparation time and can be made in advance. So once again thank you Sirisha for not only sharing the recipe of kulfi but making tons of it for me when I was pregnant and perpetually hungry !

Condensed milk – 1 can (14 oz)
Evaporated milk – 1 can
Whipped cream – 2 cups
Cardamom powder – half a spoon
Saffron strands – 4 to 5
Ricotta cheese – ½ cup (optional)
Warm milk – 3 spoons

Heat a small skillet and cook the Ricotta cheese on low flame constantly stirring till all the liquid evaporates and what remains is a dry powder of the cheese. Allow it to cool. Add saffron strands to the warm milk and let them sit for a while. Mix the remaining ingredients and powdered ricotta cheese in a Blender. Add cardamom powder and the milk with saffron strands, stir well. Pour into molds or plastic cups. Cover well and freeze for 8 hours. Serve chilled.

Serving suggestions
·         With Falooda (rice noodles)

·         Ricotta cheese in this recipe gives a better texture; its absence does not alter the taste of this dessert, hence optional.

  Interesting fact
·         Traditionally frozen in Earthen pots (matka), this dessert is also known by the name of  “matka” kulfi.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

5 Minute Dessert

I had made up my mind to call this “cake in a cup” for that is what it actually is. Unfortunately the pictures of cup and the cake in it did not come out as nice as expected and this is such a wonderful and insanely simple and fast recipe, an average click would not have done justice to it.

To make matters even simpler, this isn’t my own recipe. Was lucky enough to stumble upon it one lazy night (on a wonderful blog called 4th Sense Cooking), tried it out immediately and I have no excuse for not posting this on my blog all this while.

What I can tell you about this dessert is that it is a cake, it is eggless and it can be cooked in a microwave in less than 5 minutes.

If you are tempted to try it out click here for the original recipe.

Serving suggestions
·         With ice cream.