February 15, 2007
Fun with Rajbhog! (Guest Post by Aswin)
I spent several months in India last year, and spent quite a lot of time watching TV! In addition to cricket and filmi-shows, I also ended up watching some cooking shows thanks to my mom. She would jot down recipes, suggest twists, and tell me to try them when I got back to the U.S. (and of course, post the results on Ahaar!). And soon enough, I found myself getting interested in these shows and caught two of them on a fairly regular basis - Sanjeev Kapoor's Khana Khazana on ZEE TV, and Saviruchi on ETV-Kannada.
The recipe here was featured on Khana Khazana and struck me as simple and quick, yet delicious. And it turned out to be a really nice Valentine's Day treat!
Sanjeev Kapoor used rasgullas and just one fruit (pomegranate). Rajbhog works just as well, if not better, and a combination of fruits is a good idea too!
Rajbhog (or Rasgullas): 1 can
Yogurt: 1 cup
Grapes: a bunch (the red grapes lend a nice color contrast)
Any other fruits of your choice
Honey: 2 tbsp
Chop the apple into small pieces, and do the same with the grapes.
Squeeze out the sugar syrup from the rajbhog, and cut in half.
Spread a tsp of yogurt on each half, and let it soak for 5 minutes or so.
Arrange the fruits on the rajbhog pieces in any way you think looks best!
Drizzle a little honey on this (be warned that the rajbhog tastes sweet even if you've squeezed out the sugar syrup)
Cover, and refrigerate for an hour before serving.