South Indian Cookbook

Indian Recipe Sweet

You need a sweet to complete the perfect Indian meal. Here are a few Indian Recipe sweet treats to tantalize the taste buds. These Indian sweets are popular throughout India, not just in the South. Kulfi is a refreshing ice cream like Indian recipe sweet. I am giving the basic recipe as well as some variation.

Kulfi

Ingredients:
6 cups Milk
3 tablespoons sugar
10 green cardamom pods (seeds removed and ground)
15 almonds, sliced and blanched (or 2 tbsp sliced pistachio nuts)

Put the milk in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer until it is reduced by a little more than half, stirring occasionally, making sure it does not burn or stick to the pan.

Stir in the sugar and cardamom and leave until it cools. Pour the cooled mixture into molds (traditional Kulfi molds are conical in shape but you can also use muffin forms) and freeze for at least 6 hours, or overnight.

Before serving, let the molds cool for about 10 minutes or enough to let the kulfi slide out of the molds and roll in the nuts. Serve on a small plate whole or sliced up. Enjoy!

You should be able to find the ingredients at the local specialty store. I have sometimes found that saffron is less expensive at the specialty Indian store than the larger stores! Or if you prefer shop online for ingredients for Indian recipe sweets.

Variation:
Make just like the above recipe but gently stir in a 1/2 teaspoon crushed Saffron threads and 3/4 cup Heavy cream.

Here is another Indian Dessert

Vermicelli Payasem

You can find more recipes like this at your local bookstore or if you like, shop online for Indian recipe books.