Tuesday, 24 May 2016

THANDAI WALI KULFI (Indian Ice cream with nuts and flavours)

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.



RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 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 (410 ml) and more sugar to taste
  • 5-6 threads of saffron
METHOD


  • 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.



48 comments:

  1. The kulfi looks so good, very nicely done, feel like having one now..

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  2. Sadhna, first off, happy Blog Anniversary #2! I am so excited for you. I love your posts, the recipes are so intriguing and full of flavor. I love how you weave stories into your posts, it keeps me coming back, again and again. I am always inspired by you.

    Second, thank you so much for finding me. You never fail to amaze me and touch me with your words. I am so blessed to have you as a friend, a blog family member, and as a part of my tribe. You are always there to support me and everyone else that you can. I am honored to be mentioned here, and to call you friend!

    BTW, this ice cream looks incredible! I love all the spices used, I am definitely going to be trying this recipe soon!

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    1. Awww, so nice of you dear. Thanks so much for such nice words and all the appreciation. I am lucky to have a friend like you,XOXO.

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  3. Hi Sadhna, congratulations on your 2nd anniversary. Its been really nice meeting you through blogging. Thandai kulfi is really good. Looking forward to many more recipes from you.

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    1. Thanks very much Mayuri for these lovely words.I am glad I have a friend like you, through this journey of blogging.

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  4. Sadhna, Congratulations on your 2nd blogging anniversary! And thank you so much for your very kind words! I am so grateful to be a friend on your blogging journey and I really appreciate all your support of the Hearth and Soul Hop too. I look forward to seeing where your blogging journey takes you - I always enjoy your posts. Best wishes!!

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  5. Happy anniversary to you. Thanks so much for the mention. Happy to have made your acquaintance and I always enjoy visiting your blog.

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    1. Thanks very much Lisa for such a nice comment dear.

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  6. Congratulations on your 2 year blogging anniversary! What a lovely tribute to your blogging friends. Ice cream is my favorite and this one looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks very much Cathy for your lovely comment dear.

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  7. Congratulations on your two year blog anniversary, Sadhna! This ice cream look very tasty.

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    1. Thanks very much Carol for your lovely comment.

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  8. Kulfi looks awesome...The flavors of thandai ingredients into kulfi makes the kulfi outstanding and Congratulations for Ur 2nd blog anniversary.

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    1. Thanks very much Jeena for your lovely wishes and the comment.

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  9. We love nuts so I know that this would be a hit here! Thank you for sharing with #CookBlogShare x

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  10. Wow I bet this is a taste explosion. Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare

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  11. Happy second anniversary to your blog Sadhna. We all love our blogs and treat them like our children which they are because we take care of them and nourish them. It is a pleasure to be in the tribe with you, I am learning so much about different cultures and types of food. Looking forward to the next year!

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    1. Aww, so nice of you Mary. Thanks very much for such a nice comment and for your visit.You are right we treat our blog as our children and enjoy spending time with it.

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  12. This sounds delicious! Congratulations on your anniversary :-)

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  13. Happy Anniversary deary. This is such a great way to celebrate. Looks delicious!

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  14. Thanks so much for the mention, Sadhna! It's an honor! You're so sweet! I'm so glad we met through Fiesta Friday. I've learned a lot about Indian cuisine from you ����

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    1. Thanks very much for your lovely comment Angie.

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  15. Happy 2nd Anniversary! I am really enjoying learning about the different foods you blog about and look forward to trying them with my family. Very nice tribute to your blog family. :-)

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    1. Thanks Mary for such nice words and your wishes.

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  16. Sadhna, what a lovely post and tribute to all those who have helped you along the road. After being in this 'job' for one year, I can truly say that it is a wonderful community and I'm glad to be a tribe with you.
    On to your ice cream...Oh my...I think I gained 5 pounds just by reading it. It sounds absolutely delicious.
    Wishing you a lovely weekend and many more happy years of blogging

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    1. Thanks very much Lynn for your lovely comment. Ha ha, you will not gain weight dear, you are not going to eat too much, It is healthy and yummy. I am glad I am part of that community with you.

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  17. Happy Anniversary to you! I love stopping by your blog. I learn so much every time I do. Thank you for continuing to share your culture, your traditions, and your recipes with us.

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    1. Aww so nice of you Jessica. Thanks very much for your comment dear.

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  18. Aw man, I wish I could try this right now! As soon as I saw the photo I thought hmmm I bet it has cardamom in it... and it does, of course!! Yummm..... going to make this as soon as I move! Pinning so I don't forget!

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    1. Thanks for your comment,and for pinning. I am glad you liked it.

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  19. Hi Sadhna,
    Blogging takes a lot of work but it sure can be rewarding. You do tend to meet many people that you would never get to know otherwise. I love your ice cream recipes. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted. Have a healthy, happy & blessed Memorial Day weekend!

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    1. Thanks for your comment and for pinning and tweeting dear.

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  20. Congrats! Thanks for linking up on Welcome Home Wednesdays, we hope to see you again this week

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  21. Congratulations on the 2nd Anniversary post of your blog. Thank you for sharing your wonderful posts with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party! We appreciate it. I'm pinning and sharing!

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    1. Thanks for your wishes and for inning and tweeting.

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  22. What an interest combination for Ice Cream I want to try it now!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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    1. Thanks Elaine for your comment. I will join next week with my next post dear.

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  23. Congratulations on the second anniversary of your blog! The kulfi looks delicious!

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    1. Thanks very much Suchitra for your comment.

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  24. yummy kulfi recipe. congraz on your second anniversary.Happy blogging.

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    1. Thanks Gayathri for your wishes and the comment.

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