Mango-Mint Popsicle Summer Berry Salad, Plum Walnut Palm Jaggery Kheer for Maa
Celebrating the nurturers in our life, Mother's Day is marked annually on the second Sunday of May and this year it falls on May 9. The compassion that glows from a mother towards her children is nothing short of magical and to honour this expression, people all over the world keep some time aside to not only make their mamas feel special but also surprise her in quirky ways.
If you are one of them but cannot decide on a surprise dinner date or outing, we got you sorted. Give Ammi a ‘sweet’ surprise this Sunday with Mango and Mint Popsicle, Summer Berry Salad or Plum walnut and palm jaggery kheer with these mouthwatering and easy to make dessert recipes.
Ingredients for Mango and Mint Popsicle, Summer Berry Salad:
Ripened Mango cubes 20gm
Mango pulp 20ml
Whip Cream 50ml
Fresh Cream 50ml
Egg yolks 18gms
Vanilla Pod 0.001gm
Cocoa Butter 20gm
White Chocolate 20gm
Yellow color food grade 0.0001gm
Fresh mint sprig 1gm
Take milk, cream, sugar and vanilla pod and boil it together. Make a custard sauce (vanilla sauce) by tempering the egg yolks into the hot mixture and cooking it till it coats the back of your spoon.
Once mixture has cooled fold mango pulp and whip cream to it and pipe in a Popsicle mould and freeze it. Meanwhile melt cocoa butter and white chocolate and chocolate coloring to it.
Remove the Popsicle and dip it in cocoa butter mixture, remove and let it set. Once the Popsicle is ready serve it with fresh berry salad and mango cubes on the side and garnish it with fresh mint sprig. Enjoy!
Ingredients for Plum Walnut and Palm Jaggery Kheer:
Seasonal ripened plums 4 Ea.
Almond milk 500 Ml
Walnuts 50 Gms
Palm jaggery 250 Gms
Basmati rice 50 Gms
Basil or Mint sprigs for garnish
Orange slice for garnish
Take fresh plums (choose pulpy fruit), cut and remove the pit. Cut few even sized cubes for garnish and keep aside. Put rest of the pulp in a blender.
Soak basmati rice in cold water for 20 mins, drain and keep ready for boiling. Add almond milk in the saucepan for boiling, add rice and boil till rice is cooked.
Add chopped plums and toasted walnuts to the pudding. Add palm jaggery and blend till homogeneous mixture is made. Pour in chilled glass. Top up with remaining plums, walnuts and a dehydrated orange slice. Enjoy!
(Recipes: Ravish Mishra, Executive Chef, The Westin Goa)
Susan Gale once said, “Mothers are like glue. Even when you can’t see them, they’re still holding the family together” and we couldn't agree more. Here’s wishing a "Happy Mother’s Day" to all the nurturers out there!