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Kulfi Overnight Oats

Kulfi overnight oats that tastes like kulfi ice cream!!!! Saffron, cardamom and pistachios take simple overnight oats into an exotic Indian oatmeal recipe. 

KULFI OVERNIGHT OATS

What the WHAT.

All the flavors. Cannot handle.

Cold, creamy, no-cook, on-the-go breakfast.

But, wait. It tastes like a cold, creamy Kulfi ice cream!!! 

(Check out this Easy Kulfi Recipe <—- one of the most creamiest and authentic tasting kulfi)

Holy goodness. A tasty overnight oats! 

Let us look at the team players in this Kulfi Overnight Oats:

Oats : Well, overnight oats has to begin with oats! Old fashion oats is the go-to for a all overnight oats recipes. Steel cut variety is just too hard to be consumed just after soaking. They need to be cooked. Quick cooking / instant oats turns mushy with the long soaking process.

Milk : You can use full fat or reduced fat. But, using other kind of milks like almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk, cashew milk, ….. will taste great but not give you the KNOCK YOU SOCKS OF KULFI FLAVOR. 

Sweetener : It is good old plain white sugar. Healthier alternatives like honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar, agave,….will not taste the same.

Saffron : Ain’t kulfi without the bright saffron yellow. It is used for both color and flavor.

Cardamom Powder : Freshly ground cardamom is highly preferred. But, it is not practically possible to grind 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder. So, I usually grind a handful of green cardamoms in a dry grinder until finely ground. Transfer to a quart size zip lock bag, seal well and store in the freezer and use whenever required. Have leftover cardamom powder? Check out this Raspberry, Mango and Cardamom Clafoutis

Pistachios: Authentic Kulfi Recipe might or might not have nuts! But, if they do then it usually pistachios.

Why is this a great Indian oats recipe?

Overnight oats are such a great breakfast option during summer. It is cold and meal prepped in your refrigerator.

Kulfi is an Indian version of ice cream that is enjoyed all summer long and is perfect to beat the tropical heat (check out this Mango Kulfi  or Chocolate Kulfi).

This kulfi overnight oats is an amazing mash up of both flavors!!! And, it totally works.

  • Cold
  • Creamy
  • Sweet
  • Flavorful
  • Exotic
  • Easy
  • Meal prepped

How to make Indian overnight oats?

Step-1: Stir old fashion oats, milk, sugar, saffron (remember to crush with your finger tips to break them to into tinier pieces) and cardamom powder in a mason jar or any other container with a lid. Refrigerate overnight or up to 4 days.

Step-2: Just before eating, stir in chopped raw pistachios and stir once to distribute the nuts and saffron, so the golden color is evenly distributed.

Wasn’t that easy?

Well, that is my favorite part of overnight oats. There is no cooking involved and it is perfect for busy / lazy mornings!

I like to serve them in fancy dessert cups because I’m just fancy 🙂

Similar recipes like this Indian oats:

Kulfi Tres Leches Cupcakes

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Raspberry, Mango and Cardamom Clafoutis

Kulfi Ice Cream Cake

indian oatmeal recipe

indian oats recipe

More amazing overnight oats recipes:

Shrikhand Overnight Oats 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Overnight Oats 

Black Forest Cake Overnight Oats 

Banana Nut Muffin Overnight Oats 

Chocolate Almond Butter Overnight Oats

More creative Indian recipes can be found here

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4.64 from 11 votes

Kulfi Overnight Oats

This overnight oats tastes like Indian kulfi ice cream!!!! Saffron, cardamom and pistachios make simple overnight oats into an exotic breakfast. Kulfi overnight oats is easy and delicious. 
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: cardamom overnight oats, saffron overnight oats
Servings: 2 servings
Author: Maria Doss

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk (whole milk or reduced fat)
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 small pinch saffron, crushed with your fingertips
  • 2 tablespoons raw pistachios, chopped

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (except pistachios) in a mason jar or a container and stir well. 
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight (at least 6 hours and up to 2 days). 
  • Uncover, add chopped pistachios and stir well to distribute the nuts and saffron. 

Notes

Cardamom powder – Freshly ground cardamom is highly preferred. But, it is not practically possible to grind 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder. So, I usually grind a handful of green cardamoms in a dry grinder until finely ground. Transfer to a quart size zip lock bag, seal well and store in the freezer and use whenever required. 

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Recipe Rating




Gillian

Thursday 19th of May 2022

Delicious! I added some chopped up apricots too and they seemed to go well with the cardamom and pistachios :)

Maria Doss

Friday 20th of May 2022

Hi Gilian, Happy to hear hun, Maria

Claudia Phillips

Friday 24th of December 2021

Looks delish! I'll be trying this soon. Question: Do you heat it up in the morning or eat it cold?

Maria Doss

Saturday 25th of December 2021

Hi Claudia, overnight oats are supposed to be eaten cold, straight out of the refrigerator - Wishing you happy holidays, Maria

Siddhi Raina

Friday 12th of November 2021

Thank you for sharing. Will definitely try. Can I use Gluten Free Rolled Oats - Protein Rich Oats from True Elements - a clean label food brand Gluten Free Rolled Oats - Protein Rich Oats for preparing this recipe? Please let me know if I can do that? Also the recipe looks so delicious and I can't wait to try this out !! YAYY !

Maria Doss

Friday 12th of November 2021

Hi Siddhi, You can totally use gluten free oats, Maria

A Young

Friday 19th of June 2020

Thanks for sharing! This recipe was great. I've always been a big fan of traditional Indian flavours ever since I visited India back in 2007.

Maria Doss

Friday 19th of June 2020

Glad you liked it :)

Nehal Preet

Wednesday 22nd of January 2020

What a creative overnight oats recipe! The flavor must be amazing! I will try this for my brother, he is an Oat person. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with all of us. Regards