Ever seen or heard of a kulfi stuffed in a mango, literally !! Yes with the skin and pulp of the King of Fruits intact â€“ just the seed preened out, and the kulfi filled in, a wonder of Indian 'juggad'. One just peels off the skin, like we do any other mango, and the dessert is ready to relish. This is one of the scores of lip smacking frozen summer specials laid out at the entrance of the Sukhna Lake, courtesy a well known national English daily and Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Corporation (CITCO). The festival, aptly planned at the height of summers, is drawing evening crowds in the hordes. The festival, which began on Friday, is on till Sunday from 4 p.m. onwards.
The ‘Bollywood Kulfi’, as the kulfi stuffed mango is called, is a novelty of the famous Sitaram Kulfi Bar of Paharganj in New Delhi and its price goes with the novelty – Rs 240 apiece. The other attractions of the kulfi brand like Mango Kulfi, Paan Kulfi, Pista Kulfi, Fruit Cream Kulfi, Rose Kulfi, Gulukand Kulfi come @ Rs 60 apiece with its famous ‘kachori’ free.
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This is perhaps the first time that so many international, national and local ice cream and kulfi brands have pitched tents at a single venue in Chandigarh, with an unlimited array of flavours up for eats. There are the likes of ‘videshi’ brands London Dairy and Baskin Robbins, vying with ‘desi’ brands like Mother Dairy, Cream Bell, Vadilal, etc and local brands like Verka, Vita, Monica’s, HF Super (from Mandi Gobindgarh), Sitaram (New Delhi), Baba Dairy and Giani.
Indigenous brand Keventers from New Delhi has a range of milk shakes in three different categories – classic, fruity and thick (in texture). They also have a chocolate drink with a combination of different flavours like hazzlenuts. Grecobe, The Green Coffee also has set up shop at the festival.
Monica’s has brought to the table a variety of less fat frozen desserts which are prepared with whole milk. The Geletos are claimed to be served at minus 13 degrees Celsius.
Another Delhiwala, Ashok wowed the crowds with his ‘shikanji’ (lemonade) and flavoured ice balls.
rnThe Jas & Mey brand of Baba Dairy has brought some 24 flavours of candies and gallons like Paan, New Yorker, Belgian Chololate, Bubble Gum, Guava and Coconut. HF Super has on its palette a wide variety of kulfi flavours, including Khoya, Malai, Matka, Chaupatti and Pista. They also have an array of fruit sundaes.
Our take: Worth visiting, with family and friends.