What You Need:
- Almonds, coarsely ground - 12 to 15
- Pistachios, coarsely ground - 15 to 20
- Saffron - A pinch
- Milk - 1 1/2litres
- Condensed milk - 400gms (1 tin)
- Khoya/ mawa, grated - 1/4 cup
- Ask a parent or adult to help with this recipe.
- Heat the milk in a thick bottom pan. When the milk begins to boil, add saffron and lower the heat. Simmer stirring continuously till the milk is reduced by half.
- ćAdd the condensed milk, almonds and pistachios and mix well. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring continuously. Take the pan off the heat and set aside to let the mixture cool.
- Add the khoya and mix well. Pour into individual kulfi moulds and place them in the freezer to set.
- ŹWhen well set, demould and serve immediately.
Recipe for children by Sanjeev Kapoor, Master Chef, Author and Television Host.
What is Condensed Milk?
Condensed milk is cow's milk from which the water has been removed. When sugar is added to it, it is known as sweetened condensed milk. Sweetened condensed milk is very thick in consistency and can last for years without refrigeration, if the can is unopened. Condensed milk is used in numerous desserts in many countries including the US, Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela, Hong Kong, Lebanon and Russia.
The Best Way to Eat Almonds
The outer skin of almonds is hard to digest and therefore heat-producing. Almonds are easier to digest and their nutrients are more readily available if they are first soaked overnight.
Kinds of Almonds
Sweet Almonds: Sweet almonds are ideal for eating as nuts or used as an ingredient for cooking, particularly in confectionery and sweet dishes. They are available whole in their shell, blanched, flaked, ground or sugared.
Bitter Almonds: Bitter almonds are smaller and wider than sweet almonds and they have a bitter taste. These almonds are predominantly used to make almond oil and essence, which is used for cooking.