Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cardamom Mango Panna Cotta With Honey Peach Sauce


No other fruit says sunshine better than mangoes.Revered as king of fruits in the Indian sub continent(the birthplace of mangoes),the tropical fruit is the most desirous fruit of the jolly good summers.For the love of mangoes,I could not help myself buying a load of, first batch of this seasonal tropical fruit in the market.The mangoes sold here are mostly grown in Mexico ,Caribbean and some travel as far from India.

While the heat is at its peak in my homeland,it still spring and just beginning to warm up in Columbus.The blooming flowers have a magical beauty after long bare winters.

A dessert to glorify the beauty of the season,Panna cotta,the Italian dessert made with milk,cream,sugar and gelatin.I made mine dairy-free using light coconut milk,incorporated with luscious mangoes and hint of exotic cardamoms,for a complete tropical makeover to the Italian classic.The honey peach sauce add warmth and sweetness to the dessert,skip the sauce if on low-sugar diet.


Intensely aromatic cardamom, is a common spice in South East Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine.The whole pods can be used to flavor the rice entrees and lentil stews ,the fine ground seeds are best in desserts and in spice mixes.Little goes a long way with the cardamom powder,adding extra does not yield a tastier dessert.
This special cardamom dessert is my entry for Priya's Cooking with seeds: Cardamoms.


Recipe : Dairy-free Cardamom Mango Panna Cotta With Honey Peach Sauce
Ingredients
For Mango Panna Cotta
1 large or 2 small ripe mangoes,peeled and chopped
2 cups light coconut milk(preservative-free)
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon agar-agar * or 1 teaspoon unflavored Kosher\Halal Gelatin
1/4 teaspoon fine ground cardamom
1 tablespoon Agave nectar or 2 tablespoon brown sugar.

*agar-agar is a seaweed,vegan substitute for gelatin.Can be bought from Asian stores.

For Honey Peach Sauce
2 cups fresh or frozen peaches.
2 tablespoon honey
1/2 cup water.

Method
Puree the mangoes with coconut milk in a blender until smooth.
Heat water in a heavy bottom sauce pan,add the agar-agar or gelatin,stir to dissolve completely ,about 6-8 minutes.Turn the heat low.Add the sugar, mango mixture,cardamom and let it warm up for 4-5 minutes.
Pour the hot mixture in to 4 ramekins(4-6 ounce) or custard cups.Cover and
let set in refrigerator for 3-4 hours or over night.

Prepare the sauce by heating the water,honey and peaches on low heat for 4-5 minutes.Let cool for few minutes before drizzling on the panna cotta.

To serve,unmold the ramekins,run a small knife around to loosen.Then invert each ramekin onto a dessert plate and pour about a tablespoon of the sauce over,top with the slices of peaches and more diced mango.

38 comments:

Gita Jaishankar said...

Love the delicious cardamom twist to pannacotta..looks so decadent and superb Yasmeen :)

MaryMoh said...

That looks fabulous...beautiful colour and looks very delicious. I love anything with mango.Thanks for sharing.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What a fabulous color for a dessert! Those panna cotta look divine!

Cheers,

Rosa

anudivya said...

What a lovely color, and mango is such a nice way of starting summer...
Where did you get agar agar?

Anu said...

Lovely color looks fabulous...

Yasmeen said...

Thank you all :D
Anudivya,agar-agar is available in most Asian stores.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yasmeen, this looks amazingly tempting. Beautiful looking.

Mona said...

The dessert looks gorgeous, and so are all the other clicks of the blooms Yasmeen. Here, in Canada, it hasnt yet started to bloom, the trees and and all are just sprouting new leaves now.
I have one doubt regarding the recipe, can I use canned mango puree instead of the fresh ripe mangoes? If yes, what quantity should I substitute?
Jazakallahu Khair.

Priya said...

Wat a beautiful and stunning pannacotta, lovely colour..yumm!

simply.food said...

Simply devine.This dessert looks wonderful and so summery too.

Joanne said...

I am of the firm belief that mangoes make everything taste better. I love that you include cardamom here also - it is one of my favorite spices!

Yasmeen said...

Mona,the fresh mango can be substituted with a cup(4 ounces) of mango puree.

Malar Gandhi said...

Looks awesome, must have been delicious..

Cool Lassi(e) said...

I am a slave to anything made out of Mango. This looks fantastic!
The flower shots are awesome.As much as I love to look at the flowers blooming, the magic they spread is "Pollen Allergy".

chakhlere said...

Looks heavenly. What nice and bright color. great dessert.

Stella said...

Yum Yasmine! Hey maybe your name should be 'Yum Yasmine' (smile). This looks great-I really like both of these flavors...

N S said...

Simply delicious. Lovely color and presentation.

notyet100 said...

i just feel like picking one plate,thanks for the virtual treat

Cherine said...

This is a delightful dessert!!

3 hungry tummies said...

I love cardamon in sweets and this looks wonderful.
Beautiful photos of spring flowers!

Shabs.. said...

Lovely dessert yasmeen....Yday i too made a mango dessert with cheese, tasted something like cheesecake without base....and was wondering what other flavours would go with mango,cardamom is a very good idea...does it blend welll with mango?.....Yours looks simply fab!

Tina said...

Simply superb and delicious..Luv mango in any form..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Wow! Looks lovely. The picture is really nice.

Curry Leaf said...

Love the cardamom pannacotta. Beautiful fall pics and yellow I feel represents spring.Beautiful clicks Yasmeen

Yasmeen said...

Shabs,I use ground cardamom seeds for the dessert.The seeds cannot be blended with the fruit,need to done separately or buy seeds powder.

Sarah said...

Wish to dig in these luscious little desserts.yum-o!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a magical dessert - panna cotta sounds wonderful with mango and cardamom!

Erica said...

This looks amazing...I am posting mango flan tomorrow!!!! I love mangoes. Beautiful pictures!

Cham said...

Making panna cotta with coconut is totally unheard! Looks awesome with mango flavor!

Cynthia said...

No, No, No, Yasmeen, you cannot torture me like this - mango and cardamom?! I've died and gone to a sweet food heaven :)

elra said...

my most favorite pod, love how fragrant it gives from one small pod. I bet this panna cotta tasted heavenly!

RV said...

Mango is my favorite and panna cotta looks delicious with those mangoes.

DEESHA said...

that looks soo tempting

Kerstin said...

Mmmm, I love the cardamom in these!

sangeeta said...

lovely dessert Yasmeen and i loved the blooms too........even on your plate..:)
peaches n mango can be a great combo n the panacotta looks divine .....

Muneeba said...

Yasmeen, I'm bookmarking this to make within the week! How can I not?? LOOK at it ... heavenly combo of mangoes and peaches!

Pavithra said...

Ooooooh I missed so many post of ur.. the cardamom flavor to the panna cotta is really beautiful idea.. and the picture is gorgeous.

SathyaSridhar said...

Yasmeen, mango panna cotta looks mesmerising dear pictures taken is perfect eye candy clicks dear...

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