Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Vanilla and orange-pomegranate parfait

The dessert recipe I am posting today came together as I had bought some pomegranates last week and wanted to try out something new with them. Of course I thought of making a dessert. :-) As I mentioned earlier we have a big sweet tooth, but I didn’t want to make anything heavy or overly sweet, so this dessert turned out just right. It has a nice tangy flavour and just the right sweetness.
Serves 2-3.

For the vanilla creme
- 2 lb vanilla yogurt ( I used low-fat)
- Pinch cardamom powder
- ½ cup chopped walnuts

For the orange-pomegranate mush
- 2 pomegranates
- 2 oranges
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 3 cloves
- 2 green cardamom pods
- 3-4 Tbsp. brown sugar


For the vanilla crème line a mesh with a thin cloth, place over a bowl and fill in the yogurt. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours or overnight to drain the whey.
In the meantime cut pomegranates in half and take out all seeds. Place in a small pot. Zest the oranges and add zest to pomegranates. Peel oranges and remove all skins to get filet's. Add to pomegranates along with cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom pods and brown sugar. Let it come to a boil, cover and let simmer on low heat for about 45 minutes with occasional stirring. Remove cinnamon stick, cloves and cardamom and blend or grind to a puree. Filter through a fine mesh to remove small seed particles. Let cool.
Mix vanilla yogurt with cardamom and add in the walnuts. Layer vanilla crème and orange-pomegranate mush in glasses, starting with vanilla crème. According to your liking you can make 3 or 4 layers.
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Anonymous said...

This is amazing stuff. When do we get to eat this???


Kaya said...

Karan, thanks...you are welcome to visit us any time here:-)

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