Thursday, 11 April 2013

Rice Kulfi with Watermelon Granita

When I read the magic-mingle-challenge of this month ( Rice and Watermelon) for few days I couldnt go beyond the idea of rice dosas and appams . I already sent my entry of  sweet-melon-dosas  but still wanted to send something different .
And then while going through other food blogs I came across a blog which gave me an idea of what my next dish could be and so while writing the post for this super delicious entry I have to mention my blogger friend  priya  because it was from her magic mingle entry through which  I got this idea though indirectly.
 When I saw that she had made rice payasam I suddenly thought of making rice kulfi and serving it with melon granita. The results were unbelievable and an instant hit in my home . Everyone loved this colourful dessert (tasty and trendy too ) and I too enjoyed making it thoroughly.

Ingredients :

For the Kulfi :

2 tbsp................rice (basmati )
1/2 litre.................milk
1 tsp....................saffron cardamom contentrate
2 tbsp.................almond paste
5 tbsps.................sugar
1 tbsp..................ghee

For the granita :

3 cups .................watermelon cubes ( seeds removed)
1 tbsp .................grated beetroot ( thats the secret of my red coloured granita)
1 tbsp..................lemon juice
3 tbsp....................sugar




Method :

For  Kulfi :

Heat ghee in a pan and stir fry the washed rice well.
Now add little water and cook for 10 minutes.
Then add the milk , sugar and cook on low flame stirring ocassionally .
Cook till the milk thickens and the rice is well cooked .
Add the almond paste and saffron cardamom concentrate and cook for 2 more minutes.
When the mixture cools down fill it in the kulfi moulds and set in the freezer overnight.

For Granita :

Blend all the ingredients and put them in a steel container in the freezer.
After every 2 hours take the container out and beat the pulp with a fork.
Repeat this at least 2 times.
Now let it crystallize in the freezer till your kulfi is set.

Assembling :

In the bowl demould the kulfi and serve it with the colourful yummy granita .






Sending this for : 

magic-mingle (watermelon and rice )


And also to following evnts : 

healthy-food-for-healthy-kids 

Srivallis kid delight at simplytadka  

celebrate summer  at  nivedhanams

cooking with seeds almonds  hosted at  simplytadka

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14 comments:

  1. refreshing combo for summer..

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  2. Wow.. Its my fav kulfi with ggranita...
    Thanks for sharing with my event.

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  3. Aha what a refreshing combo..Love kulfi and this watermelon granita is making it more delightful :)

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  4. Wow! Love this. Very nicely clicked too..thanks foe linking to my event. Keep linking.

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  5. kulfi with rice .. very innovative recipe dear :) looks so yummm

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  6. New to ur blog,happy to be ur follower
    Kulfi looks soooo gooood

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  7. Wow.. Cute looking kulfis.. Best way to beat the heat :)

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  8. Seriously very innovative and unique kulfi and tempting granita..

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  9. Thanks everyone for your lovely and encouraging comments and Priya you are my source of inspiration ......

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  10. So refreshing and delicious! :)
    http://www.rita-bose-cooking.com

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  11. wow!!! this luks great...first time here, Nayana. nice collection you have here. do drop by my space as well

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  12. Never Imagined abt watermelon granita Wonderful recipe and blog :) im ur new follower now
    also do visit my space http://sweets-n-spices.blogspot.in/ im in search of new frnds would be glad if u can follow me back or add me to G+ :)

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