"Easy to make and good to eat"..... I am more into this kind of food/cooking these days. The hot weather does not allow us to be in the kitchen for a longer time. The senior at home is eating much less than usual , I am wondering whom do I cook for. There is a major disparity in my cooking preferences and their eating preferences. What I love to cook, they do not prefer to eat. I love to eat and cook typical Bengali dishes, while they do not. I do cook what they love to eat but do not always blog on them, there are better people around who are doing it. I have made my cooking simpler these days... to two to three dishes per day as both my senior and junior prefers so. Besides, I need to prepare 'tukitaki' which means snackers for my junior who loves to have them from time to time.
Besides others, my teen boy loves coolers... ice cream, kulfi, iced teas. I try my hands on homemade kulfi and ice creams these days often. They take less time to prepare, hassle free and most important is my men love to have them. This is a Rose flavoured kulfi. This Rose Kulfi is made with few things always available at home, only the concentrated rose syrup is store bought. Though my friends say an authentic kulfi needs to be done with evaporated milk, condensed milk and milk, I do not always use them or have them at home. I rather boil the milk to a thicker consistency. I used few dried rose petals for a natural rose flavour and few chopped mint leaves which is optional. Actually I am growing mint at home and is recently loving to add it to my cooking. Rose comes to my house as a part of offerings to God, we can always save few and dry them naturally. Let us prepare the Rose Kulfi together and make our kids happy.
Full Cream Milk : 1lt
Sugar : 3tbsp
Sugar Syrup[concentrated] : 4tbsp[or as per your requirement]
Cashew Nut : 5-6
Raisin : 4-5
Dried Rose Petals : 6-8
Mint Leaves : 4[finely chopped, can be skipped]
Green Cardamom Powder : 4-5 pinches[optional]
Pour the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel and put to boil. Boil till it reduces to more then half stirring every 3-4 minutes.
Add the sugar and boil further for 3-4 minutes. Add the green cardamom powder and stir.
Switch off and let cool. Soak the cashew nuts, raisins and dried rose petals in little warm milk for 15 minutes and grind them to a paste.
When the milk gets cold, add the rose syrup, chopped mint leaves and the nut paste to it. Stir well.
Pour the mixture to moulds. Freeze for 6-8 hours before serving.