Sheer Kurma & Pineapple Yogurt Fool Cooking Recipe

Sheer Kurma & Pineapple Yogurt Fool Cooking Recipe

Sheer Kurma (Vermicelli Dessert) Cooking Recipe

Mustafa, my barman-in-charge in Benares, used to bring sheer kurma for all of us at the hotel…it is heavenly, creamy, and full of ghee and sugar! In this version I have tried to capture the soul of the dish while reducing the calories by using a sugar substitute, but it is still a special occasion dish.

Ingredients

  • 1½ litres skimmed milk
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 100g roasted whole-wheat vermicelli
  • a few saffron strands
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds (chironji)
  • ½ teaspoon ground green cardamom
  • pinch of grated nutmeg
  • 6 teaspoons sugar substitute
  • 3-4 almonds, blanched and slivered
  • 3-4 pistachio nuts, blanched and slivered

Sheer Kurma & Pineapple Yogurt Fool Cooking Recipe

Cooking Method

  1. Boil the milk until it has reduced in volume by roughly a quarter.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a kadai, then add the vermicelli, stirring gently. Stir in the reduced milk.
  3. Add the saffron, sunflower seeds, cardamom and nutmeg, and cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the sugar substitute and nuts, taste for sweetness and serve immediately.

1166 kj; 276 kcals; 18g protein; 8g fat; 1,3g sat fat; 35g carbohydrates; 18.4g sugar; 2.6g fibre; 198mg sodium

Pineapple Yogurt Fool Cooking Recipe

A really healthy, delicious pudding.

Ingredients

  • ½ medium (300g) pineapple, cut into small pieces
  • 2.5cm stick cinnamon
  • 135g hung natural low-fat yogurt

Sheer Kurma & Pineapple Yogurt Fool Cooking Recipe 1

Cooking Method

  1. Place the pineapple and cinnamon in a non-stick pan and stew over a low heat for 30 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Remove the pineapple pieces from the pan and mix them with the yogurt. Blend together in a mixer. Chill in the fridge and serve chilled.

281 kj; 66 kcals; 4g protein; 1 g fat; 0.4g sat fat; 12g carbohydrates; 11.8g sugar; 0.9g fibre; 53mg sodium

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