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Navratri special: How to make Sabudana and Fruit Parfait

This Navratri season, pledge to eat healthy.

By: Express Web Desk | Jaipur | Published: April 13, 2016 5:56:38 pm
Ever heard of Sabudana and Fruit Parfait? Try it out this Navratri. (Photo: Chef Bhakti Arora) Ever heard of Sabudana and Fruit Parfait? Try it out this Navratri. (Photo: Chef Bhakti Arora)

Does it ring a bell when we say, Navratri and healthy food go hand-in-hand? Maybe, yes for some and no for many– the debate never ends. With sattvik food on the menu, most people use this time to re-focus on their diet or atleast that’s what they like to believe. But more often than not, it’s the other way around. People gorge on deep fried snacks and high calorie sweets in the name of fasting and tradition and post Navratri complain of a growing waistline.

This season, pledge to eat healthy. Here’s a recipe by Bhakti Arora, Corporate Executive Chef at Sattviko to get you started.

Sabudana and Fruit Parfait

Ingredients (Serves 4)
500 g- Curd
100 ml- Black Grapes Juice
250 g- Black Grapes
250 g- Strawberries
100 g- Dried Apricots
1/2 cup- Sabudana
1/4 tsp- Cinnamon powder
2 tbsp + 1 tsp- Fine dermerara sugar
1 tbsp- Cream, optional

* Hang the curd tied in a cotton muslin cloth overnight or 4-5 hours. until the curd is thick and all the whey is drained out

* Soak sabudana pearls in water for 10 minutes, and then cook in boiling water until soft.

* After the sabudana pearls are cooked, run them under cold water to avoid them from sticking and keep aside to drain.

* Blend the hung curd with 2 tbsp sugar, 100 ml grape juice and the cream until it is smooth and absolutely creamy. You can adjust the sugar as per your taste

* Cut grapes into half and dice kiwi, apricot and strawberries into small pieces. Save two strawberries for final garnish.

* Now stir in 1 tsp sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon into the boiled sabudana kept aside.

* In 4 mason jars or Parfait glasses layer sabudana, then layer cut fruits one after the other in alternate layers.

* Now pour the creamy yogurt over the fruit layer, cut the two strawberries into half and arrange on the top with 1-2 slice of kiwi as garnish.

* Keep in the fridge for a couple of hours before indulging into the healthy deliciousness this Navratri.

Bhakti Arora of MasterChef India fame is the Corporate Executive Chef of the Delhi-based chain of vegetarian restaurants Sattviko, which has now ventured into the fine-dining space. She is also involved in collaborative workshops across culinary studios in India and is in talks with food experts/enthusiasts for giving appearances on their YouTube channels, apart from endorsing a few food brands. She is also working towards her dream project of setting up a café in collaboration with a holistic spa in Mumbai.

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