A Parfait With A Twist
Parfait by definition is a dessert, which is consumed chilled and comprises of fruits, whipped cream and often has eggs in it. This recipe is my take on a simple Bengali dessert presented in a stylish manner.
The base of the recipe is Payesh or Kheer, which is a rice pudding sweetened with Date Palm Jaggery. Then comes the cardamom flavored whipped cream which is topped with mango slices, arranged to make a rose on top. Then I have poured an aromatic tea which upon chilling sets as a jelly.
This tea jelly is made with dried red petals along with SPRIG Vitalising RedCha, which has Hibiscus flower extract along with the instant Green Tea Powder. Make this dessert ahead for your party and mesmerize your guests.
For Rice Pudding Base
- 1 litre Full Cream Milk
- 1/4 cup Gobindobhog Rice Small grained Rice used for pudding recipes
- 1/4 cup Date Palm Jaggery Adjust as per taste
- 1 tbsp Clarified Butter or Ghee
For Rest Of The Recipe
- 1/3 cup Chilled Whipping Cream
- 4 Cardamoms Crushed
- 2 Mango Cut in slices
- 4 tbsp Water Warm
- 1 tbsp Gelatine
- 2 chashaku SPRIG Vitalising RedCha
- 1 tsp. Dried Rose Petals
Start with the Rice Pudding base of the dessert. Bring the Milk to a boil in a heavy bottom pan and add the Ghee and Rice.
Allow this to boil till the Milk thickens and the rice has been cooked properly.
Now, turn the heat off and add the Date Palm Jaggery. Allow this to melt on its own, just give it a stir occasionally.
Once it melts completely, allow this to cool completely.
Meanwhile, whisk the whipping cream with the crushed cardamoms. Once it reaches stiff peaks, pop it in the refrigerator and chill.
Dissolve the Gelatine in the warm water, and add RedCha and dried Rose Petals. Allow this to soak for a bit and then sieve.
To assemble the dessert, fill the lower 1/3rd with the Rice Pudding. Then fill rest 1/3rd with the whipped cream. Now arrange the Rose flower with Mango slices on the top. In the end, pour the tea jelly liquid on the top and allow it to set in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or so.