The Famous Kulfi of Jajivan Lal

Opposite Kotwali, Chowk

Dileep Sahu tells us that it was his grandfather Shriram Sahu who started selling kulfi about 50 years back. He used to sell door-to-door, from a large basket that he carried on his head. There were few itenarant vendors of kulfi in Lucknow at that time. Dilip’s father Jagjivan Lal set up shop here. He used to serve kulfi in a china dish. Theirs was the only shop selling kulfi in Chowk then. To make kulfi, milk is first boiled in a wok. Sugar, cashew nuts, pistachios, almonds are added and the milk reduced to a viscous consistency on a clay furnace. When it cools, it is filled into cans and the lid secured with a dough seal. A large pot is filled with a mixture of ice and salt and the kulfi is frozen inside the cans by placing the cans in the freezing mixture. They are open for business from 11 AM to 11 PM.