The other day Kundan came home describing about a divinely dessert, maampazha koozh that one of his colleagues had brought for lunch. The very next day my parents had come home with so many ripen mangoes and so he wanted me to try that recipe. I tried browsing for the recipe with the ‘maampazha koozh’ and related keywords but din’t find anything matching; alternatively I happened to hit this ‘mango phirni’ recipe and tried it. I could not appreciate it much as I was expecting something like a mango mousse but what turned out was something like a mango rabadi. Kundan liked it though and surprisingly even his colleagues seemed to have liked it.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
1. Ripe mangoes – 3
2. Raw rice – ½ cup
3. Milk maid – ½ a tin or more as per taste.
4. Milk – 2 cups
5. Cardamom powder – 1 pinch
6. Cashew nuts chopped – 2 tbsp
Step 1: Soak rice in water for few hours and grind it into a smooth paste.
Step 2: Peel, chop and puree the mangoes.
Step 3: Boil milk and add rice paste to it by stirring continuously.
Step 4: Once the milk thickens well, add milkmaid to it and then the mango puree. Stir well until it comes to boil.
Step 5: Turn off heat and add cardamom powder and stir well.
Step 7: Serve garnished with chopped cashew nuts.