My Obsession with Kulfi. - Narcissism is Necessary

My Obsession with Kulfi.

Does anyone know what a kulfi is? Is it commonly found in Indian restaurants in Malaysia? Please enlighten me because I can’t believe this dessert has eluded my insulated ass for the past 26 years -_-

My first taste of kulfi was in India, specifically Golconda Fort. After a longass hike up and down the fort, I stopped for some rehydration at an ice cream cart. I’m so, so, so, so glad I chose kulfi, something I’ve never heard or tried before. The one I had was made by Scoops, which makes vegan ice cream :D

# – At the bottom of Golconda Fort enjoying a kulfi stick. Hmmm hmmm!

Kulfi is possibly the best ice cream-like dessert I’ve ever tasted. Traditionally flavoured with spices and nuts, it is impossibly rich, creamy and dense. It tasted way more premium than any premium ice cream I’ve had before! In fact, between kulfi and premium ice cream, I would choose the former in a heartbeat.

# – A half-eaten kulfi stick. Took me a while to tear my mouth away so I could take a picture!

# – Posers.

We were at Paradise Food Court for apparently the best briyani rice in Hyderabad (will blog about this later) and to finish off our meals, ST intelligently ordered kulfi matka (basically kulfi in a claypot) while my fickle ass ordered Khubani Ka Meetha. Cause it sounded exotic.

# – ST’s super delicious kulfi that was topped off with crushed almond.

Well, Khubani Ka Meetha is basically stewed apricots. Unbelievably sweet, cloying and generally did not rock my socks.

# – Force feeding myself with Khubani Ka Meetha due to ST’s anal retentiveness about wasting food :(

Thank heaven, the very next day I got to eat some kulfi to erase my memory of the words “stewed apricots” at Chatt’s wedding. Chatt’s caterer had brought dozens & dozens of high quality kulfis shaped in cylinders, of which they cut into wedges and served to guests. I had about 9 cups which probably altogether was about as fattening as 6 servings of chicken spicy mcdeluxe. Absolutely not regrets.

# – The kulfi wedges from Chatt’s wedding. This picture is making me restless because I NEED KULFI!

At the wedding, I started asking everyone at our table whether it’s possible to make kulfi at home. To my delight, it is apparently super easy! You don’t even need an ice cream maker! Just a freezer, milk, sugar and flavourings. I am seething with excitement about making my 1st batch of kulfi!!!!

We also had kulfi again on our last day in Hyderabad at Bikanervala, a sweet shop cum restaurant (will blog about this later too).

# – Little pots of creamy goodness.

Honestly, this was not the best kulfi I had because it was a little too soft for my taste. But the flavours were beautiful so I whacked it all anyway :D

# – Kulfi from Bikanervala.

And now, it’s time to make up for my 26 kulfi-less years.

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16 Responses to My Obsession with Kulfi.

  1. ciki January 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm #

    I LOVEEEE kulfi! absolutely heavenly. so rich.. and creamy.. i just fin gym.. gonna go hunt for some!! LOL

  2. Praveena January 12, 2011 at 2:01 am #

    Yup, you can get it in Malaysia although a little pricey over here! My favourite one would be the almond kulfi at Chaat Masala in Brickfields :)

  3. Praveena January 12, 2011 at 2:04 am #

    oh forgot to mention, you can also get kulfi mix (its a box, inside is powder i think) from indian grocery shops around brickfields and it comes with really easy instructions at the back to make your own kulfi at home.

  4. R January 12, 2011 at 3:38 am #

    Been out of KL for abt 2 years now, but I’m pretty sure Saravana Bhavan restaurant along Jalan Maarof in Bangsar had some amazing kulfi! Good luck! :)

  5. KY January 12, 2011 at 7:41 am #

    ok now where do we find it?!? where!?

  6. eiling January 12, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    I’m a noob when it comes to Indian cusisine. Gotta try the kulfi sometime since you say it was soooo good!

  7. nicktay January 12, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    Some northern indian restaurants like Jem @ Jln Gasing have this on their menu.

  8. fresh January 12, 2011 at 11:55 am #

    omg the kulfi madness hahaha. it looks delicious though! reminds me abit of aiskrim potong wtf.

  9. Nicole January 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm #

    Kabul at KL Sentral and Sooka sells really nice pistachio kulfi

  10. Kimberlycun January 13, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    ciki: i hatechu u can eat some much and still look so smashing!

    praveena: thanks for the tip! wow i’m gonna hunt this kulfi mix down!

    r: thanks for the heads up :)

    ky: check the comments hehe or wait for me to get around to make it!

    eiling: tell me what you think after you’ve tried it!

    nick: ooh gonna check Jem out thanks!

    fresh: it’s like a really creamy aiskrim potong that melts really slowly. perfection!

    nicole: omg thanks..they have kulfi pictures on the website!

  11. hildamilda January 16, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    I didn’t know the existence of kulfi until I read your blog! I’m gonna try it one day too if I happen to be in Brickfields, you made it tastes so heavenly!

  12. nadia June 21, 2011 at 12:27 am #

    Did you blog about the Paradise Food Court? I’m currently in Hyderabad. Would love to hear about your experience!

    • Kimberlycun June 21, 2011 at 1:03 am #

      i haven’t blogged it. the locals say the quality of the biryani is no longer as good as it’s used to, but it’s the best i have ever had! have fun in hyderabad!

  13. Shaker February 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm #

    That exactly where i live, hyderabad. Have you tried Karachi Bakery biscuits? :P

    • Kimberlycun February 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

      Yes! We bought 7 boxes if fruit biscuits back! I miss them already :(


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