Panna cotta is an Italian desert.Italian for cooked cream.Gelatin is used.So basically it’s a pudding that is made of diary thickened with gelatin.So the China grass or gelatin gives a smooth mouth feel and melt in the mouth.
Can serve PANNACOTTA with different fruits too. Today I am going to share mango pannacotta.
First preparing the mango portion.
Mango cut into pieces…..1 cup
Agar agar……5 gms
Sugar…..6 to 8 TBS (increase or decrease according to the sweetness of mango).
Soak agar agar in water 50 ml for 10 mts.
Now make mango puree with sugar and milk keep aside.
After 10 mts keep in stove and keep on stirring it till it gets dissolved completely.
Now add this mixture to the mango puree and mix well.
Pour the mango puree in a tilted glass.I have kept in a muffin tray.Now allow it to set in refrigerator for 3 to 4 hrs.
Can pour in straight glass too.
Now for the cream cooking.
Agar Agar…5 gms
Vanilla essence….1 TSP
Cream……1/2 to 1 cup
Soak agar agar for 10 mts.
In 1 cup of milk first dissolve sugar then add cream just steam it don’t boil it.
Mix it well add vanilla essence to it.
Now heat the agar agar when it dissolves well pour into the milk cream mixture mix.
Now take the tilted glasses with mango puree which is set and pour the milk mixture into it and allow it to set in refrigerator for few hours.
In some parts of the world mango is called the king of fruits. Mango is low in calories but full of nutrients.It also contains small amounts of phosphorous, pantothenic acid,calcium, selenium and iron. Since it has Vit.C it aids immunity,iron absorption,growth and repair.Mango has over a dozen different types of polyphenols including mangiferin which is especially powerful. This actsas an antioxidants inside inside your body. Mango is a good source of folate several B.Vit. as well as But.A,C,K and E.all of which help boost immunity. It is excellent for digestive health.It has lutein, zeaxanthin and But. A which supports eye health.Ingredients:
Mangoes peeled and chopped……1 cup
Milk…….1 cup for blending
Milk 1 cup( optional )to add after blending to make it dilute.
Most fruits are naturally low in fat, sodium and calories. None have cholestrol. Fruits are sources of many essential nutrients that are under consumed including potassium,dietary fiber,Vit.C and folate.Diets rich in potassium may help to maintain health.
These are often noted as great sources of potassium. A banana has around 15% of your Vit C requirements.
As the old saying goes “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” one apple contains about 20%of our daily fibre requirement and around 8%of our recommended VitC requirement.
This is loaded with important nutrient s. It contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils. They are rich in fiber,vitamins,minerals and bioactive plant compunds also contain some sugar. It contains punicalagins and punicic acid unique substances that are responsible for most of the health benefits.
Packed with nutrients especially Vit.C and K. High antioxidants contents may prevent chronic diseases. Reveratol is a key nutrient in grapes that may offer health benefits.
To beat the heat of summer thought of sharing this desert for you.I prepared the custard sauce separately and added to the cut fruits.We can add fruits to our diet to boost our nutrition intake..
Custard powder….21/2 tbs
Vanilla essence…..1/4 tsp
To 1/4 cup milk add custard powder and make it as a paste.
Boil milk in a heavy bottom vessel.
Add sugar then vanilla essence and now add custard powder paste to it and the mixture will get thickened. Stir it continuously so that it prevents lumps from forming.
When cooled it will get more thickened.
Add fruits and chill it.You can also chill the custard first and then serve with cut fruits
I came to know about Sharja after I settled in Trivandrum. This became popular from early nineties. Banana milk shake available in Kerala bakeries and juice shops.Its very filling. Also kids will like this very much.Best for summer.
Milk frozen ……..1 milk packet(500 ml)
Bananas ……..5 Now(small ones)
Instant coffee powder_1/2 to 1 tsp
Salted peanuts…….2 to 3 tbs
Sugar……..2 to 3 tsp
Mash frozen milk
To one half of the milk add peeled and cut bananas and peanuts and blend a little
Then add sugar,boost and pulse well.
Pour in a glass serve with crushed nuts.
Can a scoop of ice cream while serving.
Can add chocolate powder with chocolate chips for chocolate sharja.