By Chhaya Thakker


One of the simplest sweet-course to prepare, this cream dessert is not only loaded with health-inducing fruits and nuts, it can also be easily scaled to suit the number of people, or adapted for various occasions. It is also a perfect round-off to a main meal, potlucks, or backyard barbecue parties. The fruits used in the dessert can vary in line with seasonal and local availability.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Chilling time: 2 hours

Serving : 6

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted and semi-dried mixed dry fruits (cashews, almonds, walnuts, pistachios)
  • 3/4 cup jaggery (unrefined or semi-refined cane sugar)
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup of coconut milk
    1/2 cup whipping cream chilled
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup mixed chopped fruits (mango, strawberry, black grape, pomegranate, kiwi)

Instructions:

  • Soak the chia seeds in milk and leave overnight in the refrigerator
  • Heat jaggery in a pan along with water to make a thick syrup, stir in the dry fruits
  • Remove from the pan and let it cool on greased parchment paper
  • Mix chilled whipping cream, cinnamon powder and honey to chia-soaked milk
  • To serve, place a spoon of chopped mixed fruits in a small glass bowl or tall glass, add the sweetened milk cream and then the caramelized dry fruits.
  • Add a second layer in the same order and serve chilled.

Indian Chef Chhaya Thakker, who has a huge following online on WhatsApp and YouTube will be sharing her favorite recipes and cooking tips with readers of The Times Kuwait. For feedback, you can write to editortimeskuwait@gmail.com


 

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