Happy Birthday Miss Foodies – Fantastic 4 – Mango Mousse

Hola!! We are going slow and steady on our blog these days as our bundle of joys keeping us really really busy 😉 But nevertheless guess what? It’s our 4th anniversary!! Wooohooo :). I still remember those initial days when we were posting our first blog and we had butterflies all over our stomach! How me and Parul waited for that one like for our blog! I had a sleepless night and Parul would be eating up my head as usual. Haha. Kidding!! But we were jumping the very next day when we saw likes increasing from 10 to 20 to 30 to 40 and so on! And we managed to get nearly 500 in our first year!! Kudos to us. Gosh I still get goosebumps remembering that. So for our Fantastic Fourth anniversary we have a very quick, simple and yummy recipe for all our followers.

It’s called the Mango Mousse. Its an eggless recipe and we have not even used gelatin for preparing it and yet it sets so perfectly as you can see!

Just a perfect treat for veggie lovers on hot day. I know the name mango in itself is so appetising in summers! This mango mousse is light creamy and heavenly with the gorgeous aroma and color of mango. #foodgasm# We have used grated chocolate as a topping but you can use dry fruits or any other innovative topping that you wish to put! And I can be so sure the you will try your hands on it even in this soaring heat. So let’s get going:)

Isn’t it the easiest recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth! It’s indeed on the top of our summer menu these days as it is the best thing to have for your perfect dinners. Serve in shot glasses and see your guests drooling over and enjoy the compliments.

So while we celebrate our grand four years of fun n food you try on this excellent and quick mousse 🙂

Cheers!!!

Sakshi n Parul

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Mango Cheese Cake

Happy Fathers DayMango Cheesecake

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We are so excited and thrilled to share this cheesecake recipe on divine taste.

As summer holidays are at its peak I was off to my parents place for a stay for a couple of days. Foodie’s summer holidays are quite much awaited ones since childhood, nothing less than a celebration. But trust me celebrating the same emotion with your parents after getting married has its own beauty 🙂 I had an amazing time 🙂 felt almost like a kid with the shower of endless love and that extra care which was to die for. It could not have been better when after a lovely dinner my mom cooked especially for me, Dad offered me my favourite mangoes with ice cream for sweet dish. I was too full and tried avoiding mangoes. But for how long… 😉 I was about to stand up from the dinner table when my sweet dad offered it again saying “ sweetheart try one and I assure you it would be the sweetest mango of all the mangoes you would have relished this entire season.” He was so right 🙂 sharing that mango with my dad was like….hhmmm…I don’t think I can put that feeling into words 🙂 It was then when I realized that why let this mango season fly away without another experiment with this addictive and delicious fruit 🙂 I guess as Dad said “entire season”, it rang a bell. I shared the same thought with Sakshi and guess what she said “ Yes foodie friend you are the best. I had cheese cake in my mind ever since the mango season began and  before they completely vanished. I don’t know how I dint share this with you. ”  We were sorted 🙂

Honestly friends we were quite hesitant though as it always seemed like a project to make a cheese cake. We have only seen these on the glass displays of popular bakeries. We never in our wildest dreams thought that we would be making the cheesecake at home one day. But Foodies you had to be there to see us in order to fathom how excited we were when we jumped and shouted with glee just as we gently unlocked our spring form pan and this beautiful cheesecake, a cheesecake which had formed was revealed. The cheesecake was a wonderful experiment, though a bit time consuming, the end result was worth it. With the mango season in full flourish, this makes a perfect dessert.

Cheesecakes are of of two types – one is baked and the other is no baking. No bake cheesecakes are more like curd desserts. They are usually made by blending cream cheese with sweetened whipped cream and placed over a crust of digestive biscuits or any crackers of your choice. They’re tasty and sweet, but almost pudding like and gooey.
Baked cheesecakes are also made with cream cheese blended with sweetened whipped cream. Recipes vary from thirty minutes or more for baking a sponge cake which forms the third layer of a Baked Cheesecake unlike No baking one. In no Baking the third layer is a crust formed of digestive or any crackers of your choice as mentioned before. The results are a more cakelike, heavier texture and much more delicate flavor.

We have got you both the forms of Cheesecakes on our menu today. Once you get the idea about this recipe, you will make it very quickly and easily as per your taste and your choice of No Bake Cheesecake or a Baked one.

In No Bake and Bake cheesecake recipes, the common ingredients are mango pulp or puree, double cream, sugar, vegetarian gelatine powder and cream cheese. The ingredients mainly differ in the third layer. Where it is a crust made of Digestive biscuits in case of No Bake Cheesecake, It is a sponge cake in case of Baked Cheesecake.

In the cheese cake, cheese, sugar, double cream and mango puree are mixed together; make sure the cream is whipped well to a thick stage, so that you can have a cream cheese mixture thick, which can set easily. Fresh ripe mangoes are used to make this light and refreshing cheesecake. It makes for an amazing presentation and tastes just as exotic as it looks. The egg-less recipe is delightfully delicious and can be enjoyed by just about everyone. Ripe mangoes steal the show in this easy peasy cheesecake recipe. Make it a day before so that it can chill overnight. Use tinned mango if out of season. Try this recipe for the smoothest, most scrumptious exotic-flavored cheesecake. You’ll find this simple recipe for cheesecake easy, fun to make, and sooo delicious, you’ll impress your Dad 🙂 guests:) and even yourself 🙂 as soon as you take that first lovely bite.

Foodies for us and we are sure for most of you out there no fruit taste better then a fresh Mango. So let’s make a dessert out of it and put it in a cheese cake:)

INGREDIENTS FOR NO BAKE MANGO CHEESECAKE

Mango cheese cake making involves 3 stages:
  • Base – biscuit crumbs
  • Middle – mango cheese mixture
  • Top or third layer- mango glaze
Ingredients:
Base:
  • Digestive biscuits- 13
  • Butter- 80-100gms
  • Sugar-1 tsp
Cream cheese mixture
  • Whipped cream- 300ml
  • Cream cheese- 250 gms
  • Sugar- 1/3rd cup
  • Mango puree- 3/4th cup
  • Gelatin- 2 tsp
  • Warm water- 4 tbsp
For glaze
  • Mango puree- 3/4th cup
  • Gelatin- 2 tsp
  • Warm water- 4 tbsp
  • Mango slices for garnishing

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METHOD

Biscuit base

  • Crush the biscuits in a mixer and add melted butter and whiz again until the mixture comes together. Once done, spoon it in the cake tin. Press into the spring form pan or use individual glasses. Refrigerate while preparing the rest of the cheesecake.
Cream cheese mixture
  • Add gelatin powder in hot water and stir till it dissolves. Keep it aside.
  • Take a wider and deep bowl, to whisk cream with the hand whisker or electric whisker, whisk until thick or medium thick, add 1 tbsp sugar in the cream and whisk. Remove the whipped cream and keep it in another bowl.
  • Add cream cheese in the same bowl, no need to clean, add 1 tbsp sugar and mix with any whisker till it mixes well, then add the whipped cream, mix well, till it blends well.
  • Mix the warm gelatin in the mango puree and mix it into cream cheese mixture gently until mixed well.
  • Taste and see whether remaining sugar is needed or not.
  • Now pour the cream cheese mixture on the crushed biscuit base and refrigerate for 2 hours or until set in both the cake tin and individual glasses.
Top glaze
  • Dissolve gelatin in warm water and add to the mango puree. Mix well. Pour this mixture as a top layer, which should be a thin layer not like the middle one, on the cream cheese layer, once it is set. Refrigerate overnight, till you serve. Garnish with mango slices.
  • Keep it at room temperature for 15 mins before serving as the base will be very hard.
Notes:
  • Gelatin should be warm while mixing in the mango puree.
  • Add gelatin as per the instructions.
  • Instead of gelatin you can use agar or china grass, both have to be dissolved in hot water first. Vegetarian gelatin is also available in the market.
  • This is a cheesecake which is just about sweet. If you like your desserts sweeter then increase the sugar by about 2 Tbsp. You might also have to do this if your mangoes are less sweet.

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BAKED MANGO CHEESE CAKE

INGREDIENTS:

Vanilla sponge cake*

FOR CHEESE CAKE:

Cream cheese

2 mangoes (peeled and cut into pieces)

4 tbsp thick curd

½ cup whipped cream

¾ th cup castor sugar

FOR SOAKING:

1 cup water

1 tbsp sugar

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METHOD

SPONGE CAKE:

Slice the sponge cake into 2 halves horizontally. Use only one layer of the sponge.

Use the other layer  for variation.

FOR CHEESE CAKE MIX:

Liquidize the cream cheese, mango pieces, curd and sugar to a smooth puree in a blender.

Whip the cream till soft peaks are formed and mix gently with the mango mixture.

HOW TO PROCEED:

Place one layer of the sponge cake on the bottom of a loose bottomed 150mm diameter tin can.

Sprinkle the soaking syrup over the sponge.

Pour cream cheese mixture over the sponge and refrigerate till set. Unmold from the tin.

Serve chilled garnished with mango slices.

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NOTES:

You cake buy the vanilla sponge cake from the market or make at home.

Cream cheese is also available in big departmental stores. If you wish to make it at home then the recipe is as follows:

Ingredients:

5 cups full fat milk

2 tbsps lemon juice

Method:

Keep 2 tbsp milk aside and curdle the remaining milk using lemon.

Strain the curdled milk with the help of a muslin cloth or a sieve and squeeze out all the excess water.

Combine the prepared cheese with 2 tbsp of milk and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste.

Strain the prepared mixture with the help of a sieve.

EGGLESS SPONGE CAKE

Ingredients

1 ¼ cup plain flour

1 ½ tsp baking powder

½ tsp soda bi carb

¾ cup condensed milk

4 tbsp melted butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

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Method :

Sieve the flour, baking powder and soda bi carb together.

Combine the condensed milk, melted butter, vanilla essence and 5 tbsp water in a deep bowl and beat well using a whisk.

Add the sieved flour mixture and mix gently with the help of spatula. The batter should be dropping consistency.

Pour the batter into a greased and dusted 175 mm diameter cake tin.

Bake in a pre heated over at 180 degrees for 20-25 mins.

Are we glad that we made this? You bet! This is going to be a constant fixture during every mango season in our kitchen, a part of every celebration and maybe next year we are going to welcome the mango season with this cheesecake just as we are bidding adieu to this season with this incredibly wonderful vegetarian dessert.

Happy Fathers Day!!!

Cheers!!!

Parul n Sakshi

Apple Mango Burgs

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Now that Sakshi and I are so involved and working hard to get you the best of recipes from our kitchen, our families too are taking interest in it. We are often referred to as miss foodies now by our families and we love it. 🙂 We keep getting a lot of appreciation for the recipes that we share. But foodies I was taken by a sweet surprise when my mother in law shared her experience of cooking her favourite dishes and the collection of recipe books that she used to have. She then shared the recipe of a burger which was quite different from what we usually have had. Even though she had lost the book in which she had the recipe for it most of the ingredients were still fresh in her mind. I was little shocked when she told me that the patty of the burger constituted mainly of apple , rice and bell peppers and it was served with no ordinary dip but mango lime salsa.

I shared the same with Sakshi and she was also intrigued. We both could not imagine how the apples could be combined with rice to make the main patty of the burger and how the mangoes could coexist well with ingredients like onions, chillies and lemon. It seemed very weird and so we decided to try it ourselves. We were all prepared to make a horrible face but oh boy!! Aren’t we glad?? You bet we were. Apple rice patty to top with mango lime salsa could definitely coexist in harmony and be really charming too. We loved it so much that it seemed we have finally found a burger worth creating in our kitchen and so were eager to share it with you all. It’s a must on our menu and we bet will remain on yours too 🙂

So foodies if you are tired of the usual burger or if you are any sort of a burger fan, this is the one for you. Without a doubt the highlight of this burger for us was the blend of apple patty with mango lime salsa.

We all have heard the old saying that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and there is likely some truth to that. Apples provide key vitamins and minerals and they keep you healthy. This fruit is low in calories, contains no fat and available year round, making apples simple addition to your diet that also offers a wealth of benefits. Apple keeps the health intact while the brown rice (which your family won’t even know is there unless you tell them) helps to fill you up and add some healthy grains to the plate.

Mango Lime Salsa

Talking of Mango Lime Salsa, it will show you how versatile a salsa can be. We have found very few jarred salsa that we would ever even consider serving on our table and there really should be no reason for anyone to resort to a jarred salsa when making one is so easy. Mango salsa goes wonderfully with this apple patty burger as well as a unique dip. The sweetness of the mango is not overpowering and the onions and chillies bring out a bright new taste that we hope will be a nice surprise for you all. Serve this sweet and tangy mango salsa with the burger 🙂 you will love it!

This apple burger along with mango lime salsa is so easy to make and you will be proud to have created such a vegetarian delight. It’s a must try for all the mothers as this burger is packed with goodness, though your kids would never know.

INGREDIENTS

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Mango Apple Burger

So foodies satisfy your appetite for a great tasting veggie burger that’s easy to make and more healthfully prepared when you use.

Happy Sunday!!!

Cheers!!!

Parul n Sakshi

 

Mango Crusher & Mango Pudding

Happy Mothers Day!!

Mango Crusher & Mango Pudding

Are you all ready for this scorching hot weather that depletes your energy supplies?? Foodies… don’t just wait for it to get over, rather make use of your blender before it starts rusting 🙂

As we all know the months of May- June are the hottest. But one thing that these hot summers gets for foodies like us are Mangoes……uuummm…..Mangoooeeess…..

Since Sakshi is busy eating one right now, let me continue…. Mangoes are a favourite of many people. Till date I have not found anyone who does not like mangoes. More than anything doesn’t this delicious fruit connects us with our moms 🙂 Remember childhood days when knowing how much we love mangoes Moms used to  make us sit and let us free to enjoy our favourite fruit. No matter how much mess we created she used to watch us with a sweet smile on her face and love in our heart. And used to take all pains later for cleaning up 🙂

Coming back to Mangoes. Mangoes are a superb and healthy treat just by themselves. But, did you know that this delicious and versatile fruit very well complements many different types of dishes?? From beverages to entrees to desserts, the taste of mango is bound to satisfy even the most hard to please palate.

The fragrant sweetness, the rich flavour and the succulent texture of this magical fruit is highly seductive.

We have got for you two very easy to make and satiating Mango Drink & Dessert.  Enjoy making and serving your mom’s in minutes 🙂 These heavenly homemade Mango Drink & Dessert are very quick to make specially for a day like today wherein you would like to spend most of your time chilling with your mom 🙂

Mango  Crusher

This is the best way to combine the sweetness of mangoes with bit of orange juice, tangy flavour of ice tea and lemon that goes extremely well with summers. This Mango crusher is refreshing and enormously satiating. This makes a very satisfying thirst killer at any time of the day.

Mango Crusher

Mango Pudding

This heavenly dessert offers a combination of fresh mango and soft pudding indulgence. Its creamy and smooth texture compliments well the rich and fragrant mango flavour. You also get to savour plenty of tiny mango cubes when you dig into this pudding. Oh gosh!! It’s so satisfying and refreshing.

Mango Pudding

Ingredients

Method

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So pull out your blenders and start making these:

Happy Mother’s Day to all the lovely moms out there!!!

Cheers!!!

Parul & Sakshi