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Imli ki Kulfi recipe | Tamarind Candy

Imli ki kulfi recipe | Tamarind candy | How to make imli kulfi at home | Recipe of Tamarind leaves candy | Imli ke patte ki kulfi recipe with step by step instructions and pictorial presentation

Beautiful brown colored Imli ki Kulfi recipe | Tamarind Candy is vegan, Gluten free, easy to make is very refreshing and taste so different and yummy.

I must say this tastes better than store bought ice-creams or candies.

To make Imli ki Kulfi recipe | Tamarind candy the ingredients used are Imli patta (tamarind leaves), tamarind paste, dates, jaggery and few other spices. This summer delight is very famous in North India.

They’re the easiest candies you’ll ever make with only few ingredients and you are good to go.

This candy is something new to try this summer. It tastes tangy, sweet and just wow.

Few years back on my visit to Delhi, I got a chance to taste this wonderfully flavoured Imli/tamarind ki kulfi.

It tasted tangy, sweet and just wow. I fell in love with this khatti meethi kulfi/candy immediately. I found this one the best to beat the scorching summer heat amongst all the other flavors.

 

A challenge to make imli ki  Kulfi recipe | Tamarind candy

Making this was playing on mind since long and this was a challenge for me to recreate/replicate the same imli ki kulfi/candy. I had taken rough idea of imli ki kulfi from the vendor, who was on his bicycle selling it.

Obviously it was his trade secret but in short he named a few ingredients, which I remembered vividly.

While taking a stroll one day in my building, an idea to use those tamarind tree leaves struck me. As long ago I have watched on TV that how wonderfully the tamarind leaves impart flavor to any dish and it remained in my memory.

There is this huge tamarind tree behind my building. And my eyes shone brightly remembering the Imli kulfi, I tasted in Delhi.

 

Tamarind tree

Tamarind tree behind my building 🙂

Imli ke patte/ Tamrind  leaves to make Imli ki Kulfi recipe | Tamarind Candy :

The tamarind tree has numerous benefits. From top to bottom, each part of this tree is beneficial in some or the other way.

Tamarind leaves are full of vitamin C, and have tart flavour. It’s full of fibre, calcium and iron according to Wikipedia.

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Instructions to make Imli ki  Kulfi recipe | Tamarind candy

First wash and pat dry imli/tamarind leaves. Micro high it till it gets dry completely.

Cool and crush with palms. Add little water to make paste.

 

Imli Patta paste in a bowl

Wash and soak tamarind in luke warm water. Remove tamarind pulp. Seive and remove all extras.

Clean and wash the dates, pressure cook them for 2-3 whistles and then pulse it. Make paste of it.

In a non stick pan first melt date palm jaggery on low flame. Add tamarind paste. Next add dates paste. Add dry tamarind leaves paste.

Next add red chilli powder, black salt to taste, roasted cumin powder and asafoetida. cook for 5-7 minutes. This is the concentrated pulp for our kulfi.

To make imli kulfi dilute the pulp with water. Check the spices and the flavors, they should blend well. Don’t strain the kulfi mix.

Take big, thick stem of tamarind tree. Cut it into 4 pieces. At the one end of the stem slit open with knife. Peel the brown part of stem till it’s inserted in kulfi

Tamarind leaves stem used as wooden stick

 

Pour into kulfi/Popsicle moulds and freeze. After an hour insert tamarind tree stem into kulfi to set well and freeze further for 8 more hours.

 

 

Imli ki kulfi in molds

Notes

If you don’t have an access to Tamarind leaves you can try this kulfi with imli/Tamarind only. Using Tamarind leaves is purely optional.

You can use any type of jaggery or sugar.

Un mould kulfi/ popsicles easily by placing it under tap water for few seconds.

 

Imli ki Kulfi recipe | Tamarind Candy

 

Happy cooking

Regards ❤️

Lata

 

Imli ki Kulfi recipe | Tamarind Candy
 
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Imli ki Kulfi recipe | Tamarind Candy is vegan, GF, easy and good alternative to costly ice cream when you’re craving something cold and satisfying on a hot day
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Recipe type: Kulfi/candy
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • Tamarind ¼ cup
  • Dry imli/tamarind leaves powder paste 3 Tbsp
  • Dates, de seeded 1 cup
  • Date palm jaggery 1 cup
  • Red chilli powder 1 spoon
  • black salt 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida ½ tsp
Instructions
  1. First wash and pat dry imli/tamarind leaves.
  2. Micro high it till it gets dry completely.
  3. Cool and crush with palms.
  4. Add little water to make paste.
  5. Wash and soak tamarind in luke warm water.
  6. Remove tamarind pulp.
  7. Seive and remove all extras.
  8. Clean and wash the dates, pressure cook them for 2-3 whistles and then pulse it. Make paste of it.
  9. In a non stick pan first melt date palm jaggery on low flame. Add tamarind paste. Next add dates paste. Add dry tamarind leaves paste.
  10. Next add red chilli powder, black salt to taste, roasted cumin powder and asafoetida. cook for 5-7 minutes. This is the concentrated pulp for our kulfi.
  11. To make imli kulfi dilute the pulp with water. Check the spices and the flavors, they should blend well. Don't strain the kulfi mix.
  12. Take big, thick stem of tamarind tree. Cut it into 4 pieces. At the one end of the stem slit open with knife.
  13. Peel the brown part of stem till it's inserted in kulfi
  14. Pour into kulfi/Popsicle moulds and freeze.
  15. After an hour insert tamarind tree stem into kulfi to set well and freeze further for 8 more hours.
Notes
1. If you don't have an access to Tamarind leaves you can try this kulfi with imli/Tamarind only. Using Tamarind leaves is purely optional.

2. You can use any type of jaggery or sugar.

3. Un mold kulfi/ popsicles easily by placing it under tap water for few seconds.

 

 

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This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Jagruti

    I have not seen or tried imli patte in my cooking, but I can see myself enjoying these yummy and tasty imli kulfi as I love khatta meetha taste!

    1. Lata Lala

      I have always seen my Mother using imli patta in quite a few curries as souring agent, that’s how i learnt to make good use of it.
      Thank you Jagruti.

  2. Seema

    Oh my god, you reminded me of the recipe my grandmother made when we were children. Hers was justa drink as she had no freezer. It is so cool you have used the sticks as popsicle holders, love it

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you seema. i too tasted this for the first time in Delhi and i loved it. i wanted to recreate it and see here it is. i am happy that my post relived your memories.

  3. I can imagine the sweet-sour taste of this kulfi candy, quite a unique treat! Thanks for sharing this:)

  4. Mayuri Patel

    My mouth was literally watering as I was reading the post. Such a delightful khatta meetha treat. I remember plucking leaves from the tamarind trees from our farm at the village during my visits there and enjoying them along with sweet fresh tamarind too. My grandmother would shout at me telling me I’d land up with a sour throat.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Mayuri. It indeed is a khatta meetha treat to your tastebuds.

  5. Geetha Priyanka

    Love the way you have incorporated tamarind leaves in this delicious candy. How beautifully you have shown this recipe. Thanks for sharing Lataji 🙂

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