27 Oct Rabdi- Motichur laddu shots: Fusion Indian dessert
Its a pairing that you wouldn’t expect although the flavor and taste of motichur laddu and Rabdi are a comfort of familiar flavors. It lends itself to an assembling technique more then a recipe prepared or perhaps and intensely caresses your taste buds that seek for that sensory Indian Dessert..
With molecular gastronomy and fusion food taking over the culinary landscape of the country ,a plethora of restaurants have energed with new age creative flavours and gastronomic innovations..
While i am not too much in favor of everything that goes in under the name of fusion food for fear of ravaging the beauty of an individual dish while merging with another,yet there are some dishes that I thing are an incredible example of fusion find and is gastronomic bliss..This motichur laddu-rabdi shot is one such one is out of the ordinary and an intoxicating innovation
I always believe that one should choose his desserts well over a meal especially for a house party.It seals your hospitality and your cooking skills.And for Indians, nothing satiates better then an Indian sweet,always captivating .
While motichur laddo and rabdi are familiar desserts /sweets individually and are comfort flavours to perhaps every indian ,yet the pairing and dressing up these two desserts and bunged togetger with some decor makes it magical and leads to a new find dessert.In fact my guests couldnt gauge what it is or which restaurant it came from.Additionally the shot glasses gives it that style quotient that adorns an english “parfait” or a “mousse shot” perhaps..very international in look style and feel,yet absolutely Indian by taste which works out like a fine crafsmanship of panache and creative cooking .If food is considered labour of love and nourishent then this surely fills in the boxes,absolutely indulgent and divine that satiates your sweet tooth
Since its just an assembling technique all you need is motichur laddoo and rabdi and really no measuring techniques.Its upto you how you want to create an unique style with self created number of layers, garnishings, or even unique glasses. Moreover, you could also add a little whipped cream to the Rabdi to bring in a creative English flavor that will keep your guest guessing about its taste.Its all your prodigious gift of creativity I say that will hold these sophisticated flavors to create a magical bomb.You could also include four layers and top it with a sprinkle of chopped pistas and almonds , which I missed this time.
Another cracking trick is also to tower the glass with a mini gulab jamun ,topped with chopped dry fruits..That is the ultimate experimentition of flavors that is a winner; lending an innovative character to the dessert..styled like an english dessert yet so traditionally Indian in flavor.
I have also made a small video to explain the process
Also an addition of a mini gulab jamun takes it a notch higher in terms of creativity of fusion element. Rabdi -Gulab Jamun and Motichur Laddu as a mix of taste work out like a wonder ;ever better then their individual taste as a popular Indian dessert.
Absolutely stunning, this blend of gastronomic invention is sure to wow your guests,familual taste but with a twist.While it takes just over 10 mins to arrange,the resultant effect on your guests is outstanding.Its strange at times that how just a simple twist of flavours can create such sinful indulgence.This is by far one of the best homemade fusion desserts of all time,simple and fuss free ,that manages to create an innovative taste in terms of a Indian dessert.In a modern way, the shot glasses add that style and glamour quotient to your overall party.With a little bit of creativity you could keep adding your own garnishings to create that extra twist of flavors.For an Indian this is the penultimate of an Indian dessert worked with a twisted flavor ,and for my international readers ,this one will take your breath away with its blend of sweetsness and is a higlifhter of the best of Indian desserts.You cant afford to miss this one,an unique exquiusite taste created
- Motichoor Laddus- 10( i used one laddu per shot glass)
- Rabdi- 5 small earthen bowls(used 1 bowl for two shot glasses)
- Chopped dry fruits- ⅓rd cup
- Mini gulab jamun(optional)- 10 , I haven't used them this time though
- You could also mix a little whipped cream with the rabdi that lends a beautiful taste unheard of , taste bending towards an english flavor perhaps,although i choose to keep it traditional.
- Break the motichur laddus into fine crumbs.Dont mash them, just break them to form a crumb
- Layer the shot glasses with a thick layer of motichur laddu crumbs, followed by a layer of rabdi,followed again by a thin layer of motichur laddu crumb
- You could design as many layers as you want.
- Sprinkle with chopped pistas and almonds