Try this cool, cardamom and pistachio flavored dessert for Deepavali / Diwali festival dinners.
We recently went out for dinner with some family friends of ours who took us to a popular Indian restaurant in town. The food was quite good, and we stuffed ourselves on naan, various biryani and curries. Even though we were full, our hosts suggested we have some kulfi (Indian ice cream) for dessert. I had never had kulfi before, so I agreed to try it. And I’m glad I did.
The texture was different from Western style ice creams – more substantial and not so airy. Another interesting thing about this kulfi is, it is served as an upright cylinder instead of a round scoop. This is because of the mold that they use to freeze the milk in.
Noticing the resemblance to our Royal Selangor Jelly Mould, Annie suggested that we make some kulfi as one of our entries in the Royal Selangor Jellyriffic Challenge. She found the recipe online, and I was tasked with the production. It almost didn’t get made.