Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Enjoys Kulfi In Uttarakhand
Image Credit: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw/Hindustan Times

Indians and their love for desserts know no limits. Eating something ‘meetha’ after a meal surely can fix our mood. There is no dearth of rich and delectable desserts in India but the one we are talking about is special. ‘Kulfi’, the frozen Indian dessert has a quite a huge fanbase and when it is summer, not having kulfi could be an offense. I don’t think there is anybody on this planet who doesn’t like kulfi. Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also enjoyed kulfi falooda during his recent tour to Uttarakhand. 

Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw is recently in Uttarakhand for the launch of several projects including the much-awaited Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express. Amidst the busy schedule, the minister along with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and many other office-bearers took out some time and enjoyed the hearty dessert. Railways Minister took to twitter and shared a video in which he and Uttarakhand CM are seen enjoying the classic kulfi falooda. He captioned his video as ‘Kulfi’. In the video, the duo is seen smiling and relishing the delicacy at a local shop. Here is the video. 

Kulfi is a decadent frozen dessert with a richer taste and even richer history. Let us tell you that kulfi has its root in the Mughal era and was earlier referred to as ‘qulfi’. Originally created using simmering milk for hours, Kulfi was flavoured with sugar and spices like cardamom, saffron etc. Then, the mixture was frozen in matkas that were buried in ice and salt. If some legends are to be believed, Emperor Akbar was fond of kulfi. You didn’t know this, did you? 

Since it is the best time to have kulfis, let us take you through 5 summer-special kulfis that you just can’t miss. Here you go! 

Mango Malai Kulfi 

Tis the season of mangoes and we must use these juicy fruits everywhere we can. Mango malai kulfi is a rich and delectable combination of mangoes, rich cream and condensed milk. It is easy to make and delicious. 

Badam Pista Kulfi 

What is a kulfi without the rich nuts? Made using cream, condensed milk and nuts like almonds and pistachios, this kulfi becomes delectable and rich. The creaminess of the kulfi and the crunchiness of nuts perfectly complement each other. 

Jamun Kulfi 

Jamun is yet another fruit enjoyed during summer. Did you know that you can use this little purple-hued fruit in making kulfi? All you need is jamun pulp, cream and condensed milk to make this mouth-watering kulfi at home.  

Musk Melon Kulfi 

Known for its high-water content, musk melon kulfi is soothing and delicious. It may be a little different from your regular kulfi flavours, but something worth a try. Ever had musk melon kulfi before? 

Saunf Kulfi 

Yes, you read that right. This simple and humble kulfi has a vibrant flavour of saunf or fennel seeds. Saunf takes its taste and cooling properties a notch higher. Best part, it is very easy to make.  

Which is your favourite kulfi flavour? Do let us know!