THANDAI WALI KULFI
(Indian Ice cream with nuts and flavours)
This is the 2nd Anniversary post of the blog.
“Some journeys don't have endings, they lead to new beginnings. These are the journeys that lead to great adventures !” by Alex Haditaghi.
I totally agree with the above quote and can say that, that is what exactly I am feeling after two years of this blogging journey. This journey so far has been so exciting and thrilling, that I look forward every day to writing my post, and interacting with all my wonderful readers. And now I am ready to take my culinary blogging experience to much higher levels by learning different types of cuisines and sharing it with the world.
I cannot believe two years have already passed, since I started this blog. When I first started this blog, I never thought that it will bring me so much joy. And after two years, I can say, I have thoroughly enjoyed this journey of blogging. It is giving me a lot of delight, a feeling of accomplishment and self-satisfaction.
Like it is said that “The journey should be as beautiful as the destination”. Now I can say that this journey of blogging is really beautiful, and I am so much involved in the journey, that right now, I do not want to think about the destination. Normally, the journey can be made beautiful, either by the places/things or people you meet on the way. In my case, this journey is beautiful because of the beautiful people, I met here. So here I would like to thank all the people I met in this journey- all my blog readers, visitors those who visit my blog, my fellow bloggers, everyone who come, read and comment on my creations.
One more thing I would like to mention here is that, after completing two years of blogging, I can proudly say I have many friends now, to whom I met only through this journey of blogging. They are so many that it is difficult to mention all the names. But still, some have really touched my heart, someway or the other. So here, I would like to mention a few names.
The first one is Nikki, her blog is not about food but about living life better, where she covers so many aspects of life. I met her around one year ago. She is a veteran blogger, who started her blog 6 years ago. She has a vast knowledge of blogging and internet, which she is ready to share with everyone. She is very good at heart and always ready to help others, even if she has to go an extra mile for it. She is always encouraging, supporting and appreciating new bloggers like me. She has also started a Facebook community for new bloggers, to help them in getting recognition for their work.
The second one is April and her blog is about family, travel, food and style. She has been my friend for the past two years. From day one, she helped me in many ways including appreciation of all my creations and by encouraging me to do a good job as a blogger. I met her with the blog hop party, “Hearth and soul blog hop” which she is running for more than five years.
Next is Jessica, her blog is about healthy living style. She is giving tips, on her blog to lose weight, which she herself experienced and lost 50 lb. She is a very good friend of mine. She is also a veteran blogger, who not only has a most beautiful face but also a beautiful heart. She helped me in my journey of blogging many times without even asking. She recognized my potential and always appreciated and encouraged my work.
The next one is again a veteran blogger, Lisa, and her blog is about vegetarian food, with emphasis on spicy Indian and whole food. She is a veteran vegetarian from last 23 years and produced more that 1000 unique vegetarian recipes on her blog. Even after one year of blogging, she gave me the chance to host “My legume love affair”, which is a monthly ongoing blog hop since 2008. The same blog hop I am hosting again in this month of May 2016.
The next is Angie and her blog is about food and gardening. I met her through the blog hop “Fiesta Friday” which she is hosting from the last 120 weeks and still continuing. She is always giving a chance to new bloggers to co-host the event and get experience. These types of blog hops support new bloggers by sharing and learning from each other and making new friends this way. She gave me the chance to co-host Fiesta Friday in the month of December.
Now coming to the recipe of Indian styled ice cream (Thandai Kulfi), which is rich, yet a healthy ice cream with an awesome taste. This is healthy because it is loaded with nuts like almond, cashews, pistachios, pumpkin and poppy seeds. It is flavoured with cardamom, fennel seeds and saffron. Yum, you can imagine the taste, when all these ingredients, are combined together with milk and served chilled on a plate.
- 750 ml Milk
- 12 Almonds
- 10 Cashews
- 15 pistachios
- 5 green cardamom
- 1and 1/2 tbs pumpkin seeds (white)
- 1 and 1/2 tbs poppy seeds
- 1 tsp fennel seeds
- 5 black pepper
- 1 tin condensed milk and more sugar to taste
- 5-6 threads of saffron
- Soak all dry ingredients except saffron, for 6-7 hours or overnight.
- Boil milk on low-medium heat and reduce it to half, it may take two hours.
- Make the paste of soaked ingredients in a blender, mix it together with saffron threads, in the milk and boil for 10 more minutes.
- Add condensed milk and let it cool.
- When cold fill in kulfi molds or Popsicle molds and freeze.
- Serve chilled as shown in the pic.
I am sending this recipe as my blog post entry with Tasty Tuesday and with Meatless Monday and Cook Blog Share and Hearth and Soul blog hop and with Happy,healthy and green party, and with Welcome home Wednesday and way wow link party and with My two fav things on Thursday, and with Real Food Friday and Happy Friday pretty party, and with Fiesta Friday, and with Sweet Inspiration link party.