Everywhere i look i see yellow.Who is responsible for that ? Barbara of winosandfoodies .Why, ‘cuz she has undertaken a noble task of creating awareness about cancer.A Taste Of Yellow , is a recognised event by the Lance Armstrong Foundation and i’m glad i can participate in this event to help create awareness.In 1991 i lost my grandmother to throat cancer.In 1994 i lost my grandfather to brain cancer (tumor).In 2004 i lost my most adorable aunt in the whole world to breast cancer. And now 2007 another aunt is diagnosed with Cervical cancer.It is very painful to see your loved ones suffer and loosing them is unimaginable. This event have stirred up many emotions for me and there was no way i was going to miss participating in this event.
My Aunt would’ve loved this one…..
- 2tbps basmati rice
- 500 ml full-cream milk
- 1 green cardamom pod crushed
- a few strands of saffron
- 50 gms granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp flaked almonds
- 50 gm mango puree
- 50 gm mango, cut into small pieces
- Gold leaf and slivers of shelled pistachios, and blanched almonds to garnish (optional)
Put the rice in a bowl, pour over 50 ml warm water and leave to soak for 2 hrs. Pour into a blender and process to a paste.
Put the milk in a pan and bring to the boil. In another bowl take 2 tbsps of hot milk and add the saffron strands till they release their colour.Add it to the simmering milk,add the cardamom, reduce the heat and simmer for five minutes. Add the rice paste and simmer for fifteen minutes, stirring constantly.The mixture will start thickening.
Stir in the sugar, and simmer for ten minutes. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool.Stir in the mango puree & diced mango.
Pour these into (if u can get your hands on some) earthen pots.Traditionally they are served in these as the mud pots impart a beautiful earthy flavour to the pudding. Chill in the refrigerator till they set.Garnish with gold leaf, almonds and pistachios.Serve chilled.Makes 3 servings.