Welcome to Bombay Chowpaty Kulfi
KULFiiiii….mmmmm…The mention of its name sends a tingling sensation to the taste buds and the mouth commences watering.
This frozen delicacy has been relished by people around the world for ages. Even we have relished this delectable dessert named KULFI , but do we know where it originated from? This popular dairy dessert in the Indian sub-continent dates back to the Mughal Emperors who reigned in the 16th and 17th centuries in India . As early as the 16th century the Mughal emperor in India used relays of horsemen to bring ice from the Himalayas to Delhi where it was used in fruit solids . They had mastered the art of preserving ice and used it to cool themselves with iced desserts during summer .
The recipe of kulfi was listed in the AIN-I-AKBARI, more than 400 years ago by ABU FAZL the biographer of Emperor Akbar . The AIN-I-AKBARI withal contains detailed description about how ice was transported to Delhi from Himalayas via a river and then over land . Kulfi can additionally be called the Indian Version of Ice Cream.
What sets kulfi apart from ice cream is that, kulfi unlike ice cream does not contain any air; it is solidified dense frozen milk. Its texture emanates from milk that is boiled down until it becomes thick and creamy, and then mixed with pistachios, cashews, cardamom, or other delicious fruits and delicate flavorings like mango, custard apple, banana, pineapple, and the list goes on and on.
Born in the royal kitchen, kulfi can easily be termed as a dessert fit for Kings and Queens.