Khaṭta-Mitha Shakramba

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May 18, 2015


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image image A delightful tangy Khaṭta-Mitha dessert from the exotic Awadhi Cuisine!

You can enjoy it chilled as a refreshing summer dessert…with it’s unique contrasting flavors and textures.

Or team it with piping hot puris for a decadent meal…any which way it’s absolutely deeeliscious!
An absolute must try!!

You will need…
3 small raw baby mangoes (or one large raw one) cut into long wedges.
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1 cup water
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1/4 cup sugar
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1 tbsp sooji, 2 green cardamoms and 2-3 cloves
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A pinch of saffron
Some sliced pistachios as garnish.

Method:
Heat the water, sugar and sliced raw mango along with the saffron in a pan.
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Bring to boil and cook for about 5 minutes till the sugar dissolves completely and becomes a thin syrup.
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Meanwhile heat 2 tsp ghee. Add the green cardamoms, roughly pounded and the cloves.
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Add the sooji and cook for a couple of minutes but do not brown.
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Now add the mango sugar syrup to the sooji and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Do not over cook…at this stage the shakramba should be like a very thin sheera and the mango pieces should still retain their shape and not become too mushy.
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As it cools, it will slowly thicken and the mango pieces will continue to cook in the residual heat.
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Once cool, chill in the refrigerator. Serve garnished with sliced pistachios!

One comment on “Khaṭta-Mitha Shakramba

  1. June 10, 2015 Madani

    Great !! Do I pat ur back for providing the recipe of Shakaramba (ne.. Gurdamba in some clusters) or do I pat myself for discovering this recipe which initially appeared to b a wild goose chase. Well , thanks a lot.Its nostalgic for me and I am on my way to gather d ingredients. I’ll hv ur share too.

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