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…..

MANGO FIRNI (better known as pudding )

  • 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.

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Comment :

noreply@blogger.com (Connie)

an excellent entry for A Taste of Yellow. I’m sure your grandparents and aunt would have loved this dish. thank you for this little tribute to them and sharing this with us

noreply@blogger.com (ces)

hey kate, how ae you? i miss blog-hopping to your lovely site too!
such a brilliant(literally and figuratively:) yellow you have here and with those earthenwares! it just pops! where’d you get those? must…have…them…oh man, i am oh-so-splurging in gatgets lately!

noreply@blogger.com (Patricia Scarpin)

Give me anything with mango and you win my heart – it looks so delicious, Kate!

noreply@blogger.com (Peabody)

What wonderful flavor combinations.

noreply@blogger.com (Garrett)

I do love mango, and this looks so delish!

noreply@blogger.com (catalyst0527)

What a great combination of mango and earthware! 🙂

noreply@blogger.com (Kristen)

What a wonderful submission and a great tribute to your loved ones.

I love those pots, btw.

noreply@blogger.com (Anonymous)

im sure moms gonna be in tears after reading this..il make sure she does in surat…love u…muah!!

noreply@blogger.com (tout cuisiner)

I’ll try very soon !

Than’s for this recipe 🙂


noreply@blogger.com (Shubhada)

the happiest person to go through this blog is my mother…
she was trying to get the correct recipe of Phirni since quite sometime…
Thanks to U, Kate,u rock!

noreply@blogger.com (m-p-g)

This is a beautiful (how creative with the earthenware!) & yummy way to serve tradition! I am definitely going to make it for my family. And, it is a great way to show your activism and pay tribute to the loved ones you’ve lost. They would be proud of your creations!

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