Gudi Padwa, which is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra month, marks the beginning of a new year as per Marathi calendar. This day is also celebrated in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana as Ugadi or Yugadi. This year Gudi Padwa is on the 28th of March, 2017. I decided to make kesar pista kulfi / matka kulfi as the Gudi Padwa special recipe this year. Nothing like cold kulfi in a nice clay pot to beat this sweltering summer heat I thought. Little did I anticipate the nearly 2 hours I had to spend slogging in the kitchen to make this kulfi using this kulfi recipe. But the taste totally, totally made up for the effort. Homemade kulfi tastes ten times better than the readymade ones.
You can make kulfi with khoya also, which is quicker but I wanted to make kulfi with ingredients easily available in the kitchen. I will share the recipe made using khoya some time later. Meanwhile hope you’ll like this kesar pista kulfi recipe made in matka. These earthen pots add a nice traditional touch, don’t you think? If you follow my blog you know that I am not a big fan of lengthy, time-consuming recipes. But special days like festivals warrant such efforts. And this matka kulfi made for Gudi Padwa was absolutely worth the effort. 🙂
Wishing you all a Very Happy Gudi Padwa. May you all have a peaceful, joyous, and prosperous year ahead. 🙂 Some of the other festive foods recipes on my blog are here.
This post was last modified on April 17, 2019 6:58 pm
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