Kesar Pista Kulfi

Kesar pista kulfi- केसर पिस्ता कुल्फी; one of the famous kulfi in India. When summer starts and many Indian families or sweet shops start making different kinds of kulfi’s and on top of them was kesar pista kulfi. Here is the recipe of most famous kesar pista kulfi.

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Yields 12

Serves 12


Kesar Pista Kulfi

25 minPrep Time

15 hrCook Time

15 hr, 25 Total Time

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  • Milk (दूध)  -  3 litres
  • Cream (मलाई)  -  4 tbsp.
  • Saffron (केसर)  -  Few strands
  • Cardamom (छोटी इलायची)  -  4-5 pods
  • Pistachio (पिस्ता)  -  1 ½ tbsp.
  • Almonds (बादाम)  -  1 ½ tbsp.
  • Pistachio essence  -  1 tsp. (optional)
  • Green food colour  -  ½ tsp.
  • Sugar (चीनी)  -  ½ cup


  1. Make a powder of cardamom (छोटी इलायची). Finely chop pistachio (पिस्ता) & almonds (बादाम). Keep aside.
  2. In a heavy base pan take milk (दूध) and bring it to boil on high heat. Once milk (दूध) boiled, simmer the heat and cook it until become half. Continue string to avoid stuck to bottom and burn.
  3. When milk (दूध) reduce to half add sugar (चीनी) and stir continuously until sugar (चीनी) dissolved completely.
  4. Now add cream (मलाई), Pistachio essence, Green food colour, cardamom (छोटी इलायची) powder, saffron (केसर) strands, chopped pistachio (पिस्ता) & chopped almonds (बादाम). Mix well and cook for a minute.
  5. Remove from the heat and let the mixture cool completely.
  6. Once, mixture cool down, pour it into kulfi moulds - don’t fill completely, ¾ is enough.
  7. Cover moulds with cling wrap and insert ice-cream stick in each mould. Refrigerate it for over a night or 15+ hours until completely frozen.
  8. Before serving frozen Kesar Pista Kulfi run the moulds under water to release easily from moulds.

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