Mahashivratri occurs every year, but do you know that after 12 years, this festival has fallen on a Monday. This festival is dedicated to to celebrate Lord Shiva in all his glory. It literally translates into – The great night of Shiva. Being a huge festival in all parts of India, especially North, a lot of people fast on this day and also visit Shiv Temple. In Jaipur, the Shiv temple is situated in Moti Dungri fort and is open to visitors for just one day in the year. So while you fast and think about making a regular fast meal, we are sharing with you a special recipe of Sabudana and Fruit parfait by Chef Bhakti Arora, Corporate Executive Chef at Sattviko, Jaipur that will add a spark to a mundane day !
Sabudana & Fruit Parfait
INGREDIENTS (SERVES 4):
- 500 gms Curd
- 100 ml Black Grapes Juice
- 2 Kiwi
- 250 gms Black Grapes
- 250 gms Strawberries
- 100 gms Dried Apricots
- 1/2 cup Sabudana
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
- 2 tbsp + 1 tsp fine dermerara sugar.
- 1 tbsp cream, optional
- Hang the curd tied in a cotton muslin cloth for 4-5 hrs. or overnight. or until the curd is thick and all the whey is drained out
- Soak Sabudana pearls in water for 10 minutes, and then cook in boiling water until soft. After the sabudana pearls are cooked, run them under cold water to avoid from sticking together and keep aside to drain
- Blend the hung curd with 2 tbsp sugar, 100 ml grape juice and the cream until it is smooth and absolutely creamy. You can adjust the sugar as per your taste
- Dice the fruits, cut grapes into halved and dice kiwi, apricot and strawberries into the same size pieces. Save two strawberries for final garnish.
- Now stir in 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon into the boiled sabudana kept aside
- In 4 mason jars or Parfait glasses layer sabudana, then layer cut fruits one after the other in alternate layers
- Now pour the creamy yogurt over the fruit layer, cut the two strawberries into half and arrange on the top with 1-2 slice of kiwi as garnish
- Keep in the fridge for a couple of hours before indulging into the healthy deliciousness !
Happy Mahashivratri 🙂