Ingredients for Mango Kulfi:
- 1 cup mango puree
- ½ cup condensed milk
- 2 tbsp double cream
- 1.5 tbsp condensed milk
- 1 tbsp Sugar
- 1 pinch cardamom powder
- A few strands of saffron
- 1 tbsp corn starch dissolved in 1½ tbsp milk.
Ingredients for Semolina Laddoo:
- 100 gm Semolina
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 75 gm Sugar
- ½ tbsp chopped nuts
- 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
Kitchens in typical Indian households have strict borders that allow room only for native flavours. Often, curiosity gets the better of us, and we no longer resist exotic sights, smells, and sounds, such as a platter of classic Scandinavian sizzlers, or the aroma wafting from an oven of French muffins-in-the-making. But, when it comes to sweets and desserts, Indians have a soft-corner for some of these easy dessert recipes, which are quick to prepare, and ideal for festive occasions, that call for large-scale preparations.
Easy Dessert Recipe 1: Mango Kulfi
Come summer, you can find streets and markets in India adorned with carts of ripe mangoes. In fact, India is the largest producer of mangoes in the world; needless to say that Indians are obsessed with mangoes! There are a zillion mango-based Indian desserts, and mango kulfi is one the easiest dessert recipes.
Health Benefits of Mangoes:
- Improved vision and resistance towards diseases, owing to Vitamins A and C.
- Improved immune systems, due to presence of flavonoids, such as alpha carotene, beta-carotene, and beta-kryptoxanthin.
- Prevention of heat stroke and regulation of blood pressure
Easy Dessert Recipe 2: Laddoo
While there are many types of laddoos, one of the most commonly prepared laddoos, is the semolina laddoo. The aroma of semolina being roasted in ghee combined with a waft of cardamom is bound to drive you down the memory lane! Follow this easy dessert recipe and rock your kitchen!
Health Benefits of Semolina:
Semolina has a GI (Glycemic Index) of just 44. Therefore, it is an ideal diabetics. In this recipe of semolina laddoo, you can substitute sugar with coconut sugar or palm sugar, to make it healthier for people with special dietary preference. Semolina also impressive amounts of thiamine, niacin, and magnesium.
Preparation of Mango Kulfi
This recipe serves 3 and takes 10 minutes to prepare.
Preparation of Semolina Laddoo
Note: to prevent semolina from clumping, add milk in parts and keep stirring.
This recipe makes 6 – 8 laddoos. It takes about 15 minutes to cook and 15 minutes to prepare.