Summers throughout most parts of India is not one of the favourite seasons for many of us. Summers here are extremely hot with temperature soaring above 40 degree coupled with humidity around the coastal areas.
Remarkably in the middle of such discomfort Mother Earth has given us something that we all look forward to-Mangoes!
Mangoes are available in different ‘avatars’ in different regions of this country, each one having its own speciality.
This season my reason to wait for the king of fruits was to try some recipes that have been on my list for some time. This recipe is a no fussy, easy and ready-in-a-jiffy one.
- 1 cup mango pulp
- 2 cups milk
- 4 tbsp cream
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tbsp gelatin
- 2 tbsp vanilla custard powder
Heat the milk in a pan till it boils. Dissolve custard powder with some cold milk or water. Add sugar and dissolved custard to the hot milk. Stir continuously to get a thick custard.
Take gelatin in a bowl and pour about ¼ cup cold water. Wait for 5-10 mins till the gelatin becomes spongy and has soaked some water. Add to the custard. Stir well.
Add mango pulp and cream to the custard mixture and stir well to get a smooth consistency.
Once the mixture comes to room temperature transfer it to desert bowls or a mould and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or till the mixture sets. (I used a heart shaped mould to set the mixture)
Decorate with cream and slices of mango. (I used a scooper to get mango balls for decoration)
Happy Mango eating !!