Payasam is a must in all tamil festival offerings and meals, may be a festival, family function. Usually I used to prepare a Tamil Vegetarian meals that I serve in Banana leaf for Tamil New Year, but this year thought of curating a special dish for Tamil New Year.
Here came the concept “Mukkani” in my mind, Mukkani means Tri-Fruit. In Tamil literature, Mukkani / Tri-Fruit refers to Mangoes, Jack fruit and Bananas. As these fruits are seasonal and available all together at this summer, thought of preparing a dessert with these fruits which resulted in my MUKKANI PAYASAM / TRI-FRUIT KHEER.
Taking it to Fiesta Friday #167 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.
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Mukkani Payasam is a rich, delicious, flavorful and heavenly dish that can be served as a dessert in meals or as an offering to God. Give a try, as these fruits will available only in this summer, don’t miss it…
Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer
- Mango – ½ no
- Jack Fruit – 3 nos
- Banana – 1 no (big)
- Milk – ½ litre (full fat milk)
- Raw rice – 2 tbsp
- Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
- Sugar – 3 tbsp
- Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
- Cashew nuts – 10 nos
- Raisins – 5 nos
Making of Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer –
- Peel and roughly chop half the quantity of mango and banana, de-seed the jack fruit and grind these all together to a fine paste with a tbsp of milk.
- Finely chop the leftover mangoes, banana and jack fruit (lengthwise) and keep it aside.
- Grind the rice to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
- Boil the milk in heavy bottomed vessel, add the cardamom powder once the milk got boiled.
- Add the coarsely ground rice to the milk and let it boil.
- Cook in low flame until the rice boils completely and milk reduces to half the quantity.
- Meanwhile heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter in a small kadai, roast the cashew nuts and raisins until they turn golden brown in color.
- Remove it to a bowl.
- Pour the leftover ghee/clarified butter to the same kadai, roast the finely chopped fruits (banana, jack fruit and mangoes) until they turn golden brown.
- Once the rice is boiled, add sugar followed by the roasted cashew nuts and raisins along with the ghee/clarified butter, give a stir and cook in low flame for 2 mins.
- Turn of the flame, add the roasted fruits, give a stir.
- Transfer it to a bowl.
Serve hot or bring it to room temperature, refrigerate and serve chilled. Garnish with roasted fruits before you serve.
Recently I had this custard pudding in a restaurant, as a custard lover, I love this Custard pudding to the core. Not only me, also my kids liked it. Thought of preparing custard pudding at home, it was too good and delicious – a perfect dessert after a heavy meals or biryani. Also a very good source for making kids consume milk and fruits. Let me share the recipe…
- Marie Biscuits – 30 nos
- Custard – 2 cups
- Fruits (Apple, Banana) – each 2 nos
- Take a bowl, start layering them with biscuits, break few biscuits and fill them in the gaps (sides).
- Peel and finely chop the fruits, add it to the custard and mix well.
- Pour the custard over the layered biscuits, leave it for 15 mins.
- Refrigerate for 15 to 30 mins.
Serve chilled. You can also serve them at room temperature by topping with vanilla flavored ice cream or fresh cream or caramelized Fruits.
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Gateau is a rich cake, with layers of cream or fruit. Gateau can be prepared with biscuits, cakes, breads… I thought of attempting it with bread.
One of the heavenly dessert from my kitchen. Not only me also kids and hubby loved it to the core. Also I would say it has different taste when served at room temperature and refrigerated. I would prefer the refrigerated one.
It was simple, easy and needs few ingredients. Anyone can make, even the kids. Also I would say it’s going to be the healthiest one because of the fruits and cheese in it. Let us move on to the recipe…
Do check out my other desserts in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/desserts/
Taking this to Fiesta Friday #109 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.
- Bread slices – 4 nos
- Banana – 1 no
- Hershey’s syrup (chocolate) – 2 tbsp
- Hershey’s syrup (strawberry) – 1 ½ tbsp.
- Cream cheese – 4 tbsp
- Cashewnuts – 10 nos
- Walnuts – 10 nos
- Badam / Almonds – 10 nos
- Sugar – 1 ½ tsp
- Butter – 1 tbsp.
Mashed banana with sugar
With hersey’s syrup (strawberry)
tasted bread layered with banana and sprinkled with ground nuts mixture
Layered with cream cheese
- Heat a tsp of butter in a non-stick tawa, toast the bread slices, sprinkle butter on the sides.
- Swap the sides of the bread and cook until they start turning golden brown.
- Take cashew nuts, walnuts, badam/almonds in a mixier and pulse them to a coarse powder.
- Transfer it to a bowl and keep it aside.
- Peel and chop the banana to small pieces, transfer it to a bowl and mash the banana’s using spoon or hands (be sure no lumps should be formed).
- Heat a pan, add in the mashed banana along with a tsp of sugar and pour hershey’s syrup (strawberry).
- Cook until it thickens and starts leaving the sides or for 7 mins.
- Transfer it to a bowl.
- Take out the sides of the toasted butter, cut each and every slices to two equal halves.
- Add a tsp of banana mixture, spread it over the bread.
- Sprinkle the ground nuts to the top of the banana mixture.
- Add in ½ tsp of cream cheese over the nuts and spread them slightly.
- Drizzle hershey’s syrup (chocolate) and refrigerate for 30 mins.
Serve chilled or at room temperature.
Note: You can prepare this with any fruits of your flavor or you can also combine fruits of your choice. Instead of bread, you can also prepare with biscuits, rusks.