Review by Nikita Chawla
Everyone loves desserts. Especially those who resides in Chennai, a city that’s sultry most of the year. Whilst several options of summer coolers such as colas, ice-creams and mocktails are mostly sought after, the traditional Indian desserts of Mumbai, the rich and creamy kulfis have made their way into Chennai’s platter. Adding to the list of dessert spaces in Chennai is Kulfiwala which recently opened its doors at its store at Moores Road, Chennai.
The Décor: Located on the first floor, Kulfiwala shares space with KC Das. The little space is done in bright white and amber lighting that sets a peaceful ambience. The white earthen pots or ‘matkis’ and ropes add to the overall desi touch to the ambience.
Dessert Taste: Blue Sky Dreamers was invited for a tasting session of Kulfiwala’s various creamy, tasty and yummy flavors of kulfi. We got to taste 5 of their kulfi flavours – Paan, Chikki, Sitafal, Anjeer and Bhai ka Best.
Paan Kulfi – Infused with beetle leaves and a hint of gulkand, Paan kulfi is an absolute delight. The flavor lasts longer in your taste buds.
Chikki Kulfi – Comprising chunks of crispy peanut candy, this kulfi was magic and a total win!
Sitafal Kulfi – The goodness of shredded custard apple pooled with the delightful kulfi weaves a significant flavor.
Anjeer Kulfi – If you’re a fan of figs, then this kulfi is a total treat. The kulfi is rich, milky and chewy.
Bhai ka Best – Creamy, crunchy, tasty, wholesome and divine, ‘Bhai ka best kulfi’ is infused with rich dry fruits that will leave you craving for more. Another must try!
Service: As it was a soft launch and a tasting session, the service and hospitality was very prompt and courteous.
Pricing: Prices start from Rs. 65 onwards (upto Rs. 85)
Verdict: We thoroughly enjoyed the paan and chikki kulfi. They’re totally delightful! If you’re someone who loves dry fruits and figs, you should definitely try Bhai ka Best as its rich and wholesome!
Address: 20 Moores Road, Thousand Lights, Chennai
In conversation with Kulfiwala’s
We had a chat with the founders of Kulfiwala, Wasif and Ahmad Jalal, for a quick rapid fire during the soft launch.
How many variety of kulfis available?
As on the launch date, we have 27 varieties of kulfi. We’d be having seasonal kulfis as add-ons month on month.
What’s the signature kulfi at Kulfiwala?
It’s definitely Paan and Chikki kulfi.
Recommended Kulfi or a must try kulfi?
Along with Paan and Chikki, we’d recommend Bhai ka Best. This kulfi is infused with rich nuts, figs and dry fruits that would be a treat to the taste buds.
What’s the USP of Kulfiwala?
At Kulfiwala, we serve kulfi without artificial flavors and we do not add ice-cream while preparing the kulfi. Also, we have seasonal flavors in our menu. Additionally, we can make customized kulfis based upon the recommendations and feedbacks from our customers. We’ve already started working on some recommendations which would be added to the menu shortly. For example, we’d be adding Gulkand kulfi which was recommended by customer feedback.
How many outlets do you have in Chennai?
This is our exclusive outlet at Moores Road. We’d be adding more outlets at various locations in the near future.
Do you have tie-ups with various home delivery apps?
As we have just launched, we’d be working on home delivery options and tie-up with various apps.