Fruit Here are some delicious and innovative desserts
D esserts are a source of guilty pleasure. However, they can be made healthy without compromising on taste, when combined with fruits. With Holi around the corner, try out these unusual desserts, a fusion of fruits and Indian mithai.
Mixed Fruit Rabri
Milk: 2 litres
Sugar: 8 tbsp
Mixed fruits (apple, banana, strawberry, pineapple, pomegranate): 2 cups
Cardamom powder: 1 tsp
Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pan. Add sugar and keep stirring on low flame until it reduces to one fourth its quantity. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Allow it to cool.
Add the fruits and mix well. Serve chilled.
Milk: 6 cups
Sugar: 1/4 cup
Apple, finely grated 2 cups
Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp
Boil milk on low flame. Add sugar and keep on boiling until it has a kheer-like consistency. Allow it to cool. Add the apple to the milk. Boil it one more time. Mix well. Sprinkle cardamom powder and serve.
Fried Bananas with ice cream
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
Maida: 1/4 cup
Oil: 2 tsp
Milk: 1/2 cup
Sugar: 2 tbsp
Cinnamon, finely ground: 1/2 tsp
Honey: 2 tbsp
Oil for frying
For serving: Ice cream
Peel and slice the bananas into thick pieces. Sprinkle sugar and lemon juice over it, and keep it aside for a few minutes.
Make a batter of maida and oil. Add milk to make it smooth.
Heat the oil.
Then dip the banana pieces in the batter, and deep fry in oil until crisp. Drain excess oil.
Sprinkle cinnamon powder and honey over the fried bananas.
Serve hot with ice cream.
Pineapple, thinly sliced: 12-15
Maida: 1 cup
Curd: 1/2 cup
Warm water: 3 tbsp
A few drops of yellow colour
Oil for frying
For the syrup
Sugar: 1 cup
Water: 2 cups
Pineapple essence: 1/2 tsp
Mix maida and curd. Add water and yellow colour to make a batter of smooth flowing consistency.
Leave it to ferment for eight to 10 hours.
Mix the sugar and water, and boil.
Get a syrup of one-thread consistency. Add pineapple essence.
Dip the pineapples in the batter, and deep fry in oil. Immerse the fried jalebi in the syrup, and serve.