Friday, October 30, 2015

Pumpkin Kulfi

Kulfi is an all time favorite Indian dessert. Here I am giving a twist to the traditional kulfi by adding pumpkin puree to it. Halloween is here in few days and pumpkins are in abundant in markets now. It is a beautiful site to see farm fields filled with large monster pumpkins. But in the below recipe i have used canned pumpkin puree, lazy me :) .


  1. Pumpkin puree, sauteed in a tsp of ghee for 3-4 minutes - 3 tbs
  2. Milk - 4 cups
  3. Brown sugar/ White Sugar - 3/4 cup
  4. Saffron - a pinch
  5. Cashew nuts, chopped - 1/4 cup
  6. Badam/Almond chopped - 1/4 cup
  7. Pecans, chopped - 1/4 cup
  8. Cardamom - 2

Brown sugar gives a nice caramel flavor to Kulfi..


  1. Boil milk in a clean pan
  2. When milk starts to boil add nuts, spices and sugar to it and stir.
  3. Continue boiling the milk under low-medium flame stirring in between till milk is almost reduced to 1.5 cups
  4. If you want to go with the traditional kulfi, pour the above mix into a bowl and cool it to room temperature.
  5. If you want to add pumpkin puree to it, add it now and let it cook for 3 more minutes and pour it into a bowl and cool it to room temperature
  6. Keep the bowl in the fridge for 3 hrs
  7. After 3 hrs, stir the mixture again for 2 minutes to avoid water crystals
  8. Pour the kulfi mixture in to small bowls or Popsicle mould and freeze it overnight.
  9. You may top the kulfi with almond slivers.

I am linking this post to Fiesta Friday


  1. I am not familiar with this dessert but it sure sounds good - one can always tell by the ingredients :)

  2. I've never had kulfi before, but it sounds delicious and I love your presentation. The fall flavors are perfect for this time of year. Happy FF, and have a wonderful weekend. :D

  3. So, it's like ice cream, sort of? It sounds yummy! :-)

    1. hi Angie, yes, it is an Indian version of icecream :)