Wishing you all a very 'Happy Holi'
Holi, the festival of colors, joy, happiness and warmth.
Indian festivals are all about rituals, customs, colors and food. Holi is no different.
The festival of colors which brings people together without bringing the caste, color or status in mind. This colorful festival is celebrated all around India in different forms but with the same intensity of joy, togetherness and love. On this festival we not only smear each other with colors but also have a gala time with everyone celebrating and sharing the warmth, joy, love and happiness. Let's celebrate this festival which knows no boundaries and no religion.
Be it any Indian festival it becomes imperative to talk about food. While most Indian festivals involve some degree of rituals, Holi is all about fun, revelry and mouth-watering delicacies. In fact there are some dishes which are part of the celebrations since ages and are considered synonymous with the festival. Holi is incomplete without these traditional recipes.
And the most quintessential drink during this time of the year is 'Thandai'. Thandai is the Star of the celebrations during Holi!!!
If you follow my blog you must know by now that I am a huge fan of Fusion Desserts. I love giving contemporary twists to our age old desserts or giving some Indian flavours to contemporary desserts.
I was planning to make something new for the Holi party. Keeping holi and thandai in my mind this super quick, easy peasy dessert came to my mind. Mousse with addition of Thandai. WOW!!!!!! Was the word after having a spoon of this super delicious Mousse.
You want more reasons to make it?
Here they are-
Its super duper easy to make.Fast and quick to make.
No gelatin to set it.
No eggs to stabilize
Absolutely no artificial colors.
Light and fluffy
No elaborate methods or techniques
Can be made ahead and served later
Great for parties and get togethers
Last but not the least I think You can never ever go wrong with Cream and Chocolate. And when you combine these two it just takes you to heavenly bliss. And if there’s addition of thandai too..... I am speechless now ;)
What are you waiting for? Get set go and make this easy peasy dessert for your Holi Party and become the STAR OF THE PARTY!!!!!!
Let's see how to make the Thandai Mousse-
Whipping Cream- 500 ml
White Chocolate- 300 grams
Icing Sugar- 2 tablespoons
Thandai powder- 3 tablespoons ( I have used the store bought powder)
Sweet Fennel- To Garnish (optional)DIRECTIONS:
Start by breaking white chocolate into small pieces.
Melt this mixture either by using double boiler method(Take a saucepan with glassful of water and bring to a simmer. Put the bowl (with chocolate mixture) on top of it. Make sure that bottom of the bowl is not touching the water. Keep stirring and it will starts to melt. Once it melts completely, it will be smooth and shiny. Remove the bowl from the heat).
Or you can melt it by microwaving in a heat proof bowl. Just keep the bowl with chocolate pieces in Microwave for 30 seconds. Give it a good stir to break all the lumps. If lumps are still there, keep it for 20 seconds more.
Stir well to have smooth chocolate.
Let the mixture cool down to room temperature. It may take about 10-15 minutes.
Meanwhile whip the cream. Take the chilled heavy whipping cream in a bowl.
( To get perfect result use chilled cream, whisk and the mixing bowl by keeping all the things in refrigerator for about two hours)
Start whipping the cream and icing sugar by using hand mixer or stand mixer with whisk attachment.
Whip it till you get soft peaks.
Do not over-mix it otherwise cream might curdle and turn into butter.
Next, mix the Thandai powder and melted chocolate (at room temperature), into the whipped cream by cut and fold method.
Be very gentle otherwise the whipped cream will lose all the airiness.
Keep in the refrigerator to set for about 2 hours or more.
You can serve this mousse as it is or with-
I have garnished mine with some chopped nuts and Colored Sweet Fennel. You can find sweet fennel in any indian or Asian supermarket.
Enjoy the blissful dessert!!!!
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