Hello folks! Its been extremely long since I have posted a recipe on the blog. Last few weeks was full of excitement – an amazing trip to Spain, lots of good food to eat and time to unwind and come back to work with renewed energy. Yes, as all vacations this one ended soon too and I feel I am facing vacation blues. I will share my holiday experience in the blogs to comes but for now this delicious recipe – Vanilla and Jaggery Panna Cotta with Fresh Mango Puree has come to my rescue. It’s screaming summer with the freshness of the ingredients and not to forget mangoes.
Even while the mercury is rising, I cannot stop gorging on desserts. A light, delicious and seasonal dessert is definitely what I crave for during summers. This panna cotta comes together in no time. Creamy, healthy and yummm. A must try for this summer.
INGREDIENTS: (For 3 – 4 people)
- 1 cup Fresh Cream (I used Amul Fresh Cream)
- 1 cup milk (I used low fat milk)
- 1 1/2 tbsp ice cold water
- 1/4 cup organic powder jaggery
- 1 vanilla pod
- 3/4 tbsp gelatin
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- 1 cup fresh mangoes, chopped
- 1 tsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp roughly crushed hazelnuts
- few mint leaves, to garnish
- In a small bowl take ice water and put it the gelatin powder and let it soak for 6 – 7 minutes. The gelatin will bloom.
- Meanwhile, take a pot and pour fresh cream, milk and jaggery into it and let it heat on low flame. Make sure to keep stirring at intervals.
- Do not boil the mixture, it needs to be hot.
- Once this is done, add the bloomed gelatin to the milk mixture and keep stirring in on low flame for 40 – 50 seconds. The milk should not come to a boil. Also make sure there is no lump in the gelatin.
- Turn off the heat and take the mixture and pass it through a sieve so that in any little lumps can be removed.
- Add scraped vanilla from the pod and stir it along with lemon zest.
- Let the mixture cool for 10 – 12 minutes, before you evenly divide it between 6 glasses/ ramekins.
- Once it poured into the glasses/ ramekins and cooled, put it the fridge to set for atleast 8 hours (preferably overnight).
- Blend 3/4 th of the chopped mangoes into a puree and keep aside.
- Once the panna cotta is set, you can unmould it on the serving plate. Smear some fresh mango puree on the plate along with , fresh mango pieces, chia seeds, mint leaves. Finish off the panna cotta with some crushed hazelnuts and serve immediately.