Saturday, June 6, 2015

Summer Treats - Strawberry Oats Kulfi - Guilt free Strawberry Kulfi

Hello People, how are you all? Here the temperature is soaring to 50 deg. Luckily I don’t keep cribbing about the weather while at home because of the Air conditioner, juices and Popsicles that we keep stuffing in. I will be posting some Summer treats in the coming posts.
While making all these cool goodies I keep in mind that it need to be yummy and healthy at the same time and yes a little guilt free.
How many of you love kulfi?? You? You? You? Even we love it and what a joy to have without lot of sugar , khoya or any extra fattening ingredient in it you will totally love it.  
This particular recipe is adapted from Chef Vikas Khanna, where he used ready mix saffola fruit and nuts oats and I replaced it with totally fresh ingredients from oats to fruits. You will be surprised while you read the ingredients and will not mind  making and eating again and again . The fun about making this is it can be eaten during breakfast too.The kulfi was so yum and when hubby came to know it was made of oats he ate another one Kulfi. I even called 2 friends of mine for tasting the mango flavored kulfi I made and they both loved it too and told it was super.
I have made this particular Kulfi using 2 different fruits and they were amazing. I will post notes on how to make it with different fruits.
Lets start making Strawberry Oats kulfi or say Guilt free Strawberry Kulfi


Ingredients
  •  Oats – ¾ th  cup(i used quaker)
  • Jaggery – 3 tbsp
  • Honey – 1 tbsp
  • Milk—1 ½  Cups
  • Strawberry -10 + 2 for garnishing
  • Almonds – 3 to 4
  • Pistachio – 4 to 5
  • Saffron a pinch or 2 soaked in 1 tbsp hot milk
Method:




  • Heat a pan and add oats and roast it on medium flame for 5 minutes and make sure it doesn’t burn.
  • Allow it to cool down and grind it into a very fine powder.
  • Now wash the strawberries and remove the stem and grind them into a smooth puree and keep aside for later use.
  • Now pour the milk in a thick bottomed vessel.
  • Add oats powder, jaggery, honey, chopped almonds and pistachios (reserve a little pistachios for garnish) and stir well.
  • Then keep the vessel on the flame on medium heat and stir it for 4-5 minutes.
  • Remove from stove add saffron and allow to cool.                                       
  • Once cooled add in the prepared strawberry puree and stir well.
  • In the moulds add a few chopped pistachio sliced strawberries.
  • Pour the mixture into Kulfi Moulds or Popsicle mould and freeze it for 5-6 hours or overnight.
  • Serve immediately.





  • Aps Notes:
    You can add sugar in the place of jaggery but I wanted to use jaggery to see the difference in the taste. I have even made it with sugar and have added just 2 tbsp sugar and 2 tbsp honey to the mixture and both gave totally different taste.
    I have made the similar kulfi with mango but the ingredients are little different. I have skipped sugar/jaggery there and have used condensed milk to give a little rich flavor i will post the mango flavored one soon.
    You can even add any kind of berries like raspberry/bluberry or any fruit you wish but if you are using berries make sure that the milk mixture is totally cooled down before mixing as it can curdle the milk.
    Instead of plain oats you can use any flavored oats that are available these days, and you can skip adding fruit purees and skip the roasting of oats.
    To unmould the kulfi run Kulfi mould under tap water or warm water for a few seconds and carefully take out .
    If you don't have kulfi moulds you can pour it in any air tight box and serve as ice cream.
    You can skip the strawberry puree part and add a little extra saffron and cardamom to make it kesar elaichi flavor kulfi.
    Enjoy making and Happy Cooking,
      


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