Food Pakistan: Care for a 9-Qulaity-Qulfi Anyone?

Posted on April 18, 2008
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This photo is courtesy of Muhammad Ali Musa. It shows Abdulahad the qulfi seller on a Quetta Street. Eventhough Abdulahad doesn’t look very happy, I chose this photo because of its blue and orange color splendour. The photo is dated: April 11, 2008.

Qulfi Kulfi Pakistan

Also note the 9 qualities of this ‘qulfi’ painted on the cart. If you’d like to get the english translation of 9 qualities or if you want to make sure that you are able to locate 9 qualities written on the cart then click at ‘Read Full Post’ below:

Qulfi is a kind of ice-cream made from thickened milk. There are 9 listed qualities of heavenly Abdulahad ‘qulfi’ as written on his cart. They include:

1. lajawab – The one without an answer (i.e. without competiton)
2. khushboodaar – aromatic,
3. special – special
4. mashoor – famous
5. khushgwaar – pleasent
6. behtreen – the best
7. mazaydaar – tasty
8. badaami – with almonds
9. ek baar aazmaaish, bar bar farmaaish – If you tried it once you’ll ask for it again and again.

If you want to try making qulfi yourself then I did find a qulfi recipe’ for you at www.khanapakana.com here.

13 responses to “Food Pakistan: Care for a 9-Qulaity-Qulfi Anyone?”

  1. Razi says:

    Reminds of me of my childhood…specially the summer vacations. Most of my school days it was prohibited for me to have Qulfi from such vendors however, once I entered my teens…..the taste automatically developed. I specially recall days when we would be playing a cricket match and a Qulfiwala would come by.

    Someone had commented about the “bottlain dasteyab haen..” sign….if you look closely, it is written on the walls of the shops behind the Qulfiwala and not on his ‘Thela’.

    Anyone for Khoae wali Qulfi? :)

  2. ali baig says:

    the simple guy does not even probably know as to what is written on his cart neither do his customers care, all he knows is that he is making a sale because of whatever is written.Hope he gets to see better days and that his next picture will be a happy one.

  3. Nasir Jamal says:

    I used to love Qulfi when I was young. The Qulfi wala is not seen these days.

  4. Owais Mughal says:

    @ Rafay

    kal jin daantoN se hunste the khil khil
    aaj wohi dard se rulaate haiN hil hil

  5. Rafay Kashmiri says:

    @Qulfi wallay say ma’azrat key sath

    Nazuki un pay khatam hay, jo yeh fermatay hein,
    ” Qulfi ” khanay say meray dantt hillay jatay hein
    ( aik gumnaam sha’ir)

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