Kesar Malai Kulfi Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Kesar Malai Kulfi is a rich and creamy Indian frozen dessert made with milk, sugar, and flavored with saffron and cardamom. It is a popular dessert during the summer months and is loved by people of all ages. The kulfi is traditionally made by simmering milk for a long time to reduce it and then adding sugar, saffron, and cardamom for flavor. The mixture is then poured into molds and frozen until set. The result is a delicious and indulgent dessert with a creamy texture and a hint of aromatic spices.

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Kesar Malai Kulfi

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Ingredients for Kesar Malai Kulfi Recipe

  • 1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 0.13 cup Sugar
  • 0.06 teaspoon Saffron Strands
  • 0.56 Damom Pods, Crushed
  • as needed Chopped Nuts, Saffron Strands, Or Rose Petals For Garnish

Directions: Kesar Malai Kulfi Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a heavy-bottomed pan, bring the milk to a boil and then reduce the heat to low.
  • STEP 2.Simmer the milk on low heat, stirring occasionally, until it reduces to about half its original volume.
  • STEP 3.Add sugar, saffron strands, and crushed cardamom pods to the milk and mix well.
  • STEP 4.Continue to simmer the mixture on low heat for another 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • STEP 5.Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool completely.
  • STEP 6.Pour the cooled mixture into kulfi molds or small individual cups.
  • STEP 7.Cover the molds with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  • STEP 8.To serve, remove the kulfi from the molds by running them under warm water for a few seconds.
  • STEP 9.Garnish with chopped nuts, saffron strands, or rose petals, if desired, and serve chilled.

Cooking Tips

  • To enhance the flavor, you can soak the saffron strands in a tablespoon of warm milk before adding them to the mixture.
  • For a creamier texture, you can add a tablespoon of condensed milk to the mixture.
  • If you don't have kulfi molds, you can use small disposable cups or popsicle molds instead.

Storage and Serving

  • Kesar Malai Kulfi can be stored in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.
  • To serve, remove the kulfi from the freezer and let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly before serving.
  • You can serve the kulfi as is or garnish it with chopped nuts, saffron strands, or rose petals for an extra touch of elegance.
calories per serving
45 g Fat11 g Protein85 g Carbs< 1 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
  • Protein
  • Carbs
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Carbs
  • Protein
  • Fiber
    < 1g


  • Fat

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
  • Vitamin B12
    < 1mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    < 1mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp