I met Daljit Nagra a while ago when he came to read and run a workshop at the Morrab Library in Penzance and he is quite as lovely as he looks. Later we had a supper party and this is what I took. My copy of 'Look We Have Coming to Dover' is now inscribed 'To Liz the Kulfi Queen...'
Mango and Cardamom Kulfi As Made For a Poet.
I made this and froze it in cheap plastic beakers , you can then wreck them if they won't turn out - and they are exactly the right shape.
425g tin of mango slices in syrup
10 green cardamom pods podded and crushed
400g tin condensed milk
284ml carton whipping cream
2 ripe mangoes for decoration
juice of a lime
Drain the mango slices and puree them in a food processor. Add the condensed milk and the cardamom and whizz it so it blends. Whip the cream until it just holds it shape and then combine gently in a bowl. Pour into your moulds and freeze for at least three hours. Serve with fresh mango and a squeeze of lime.
'Mango, banana and tangerine
Sugar and ackee and cocoa bean
When we get marry we make them grow
And nine little chil' in a row'
From 'Underneath The Mango Tree' ( lyrics by Monty Norman)