For the second week of this month’s BM, the theme I selected is so interesting. I am sure many of you would love it. When I saw vegan sweets, I chose it immediately. For me being a vegan is impossible as I survive on Paneer and butter. But I can have some recipes which will be useful for readers and even I could give it to Sruti without much guilt. The first sweet that came to my mind was jelly. And as this is the season of mangoes, I went for mango jelly. I had a pack of orange agar agar which I bought a long time back. I thought it was plain agar agar and bought it but only after coming home I realised that it was orange flavoured agar agar. So it just settled happily in my fridge. I decided to use it in this recipe.
You can call this jelly or pudding as this is not so wobbly as the usual jelly. But it is so much like the small colourful pudding cups we get in stores. As I have used orange flavoured agar agar, it adds a nice flavour to the final dish. I have also used organic cane sugar instead of the refined sugar, but you can use any sugar you have at hand. I also used a single pudding mould which I purchased long back, but you can go for small individual moulds if you have it. I was really sceptical while serving it for Sruti. Because if she doesn’t like it then it would be a total waste of a mango. But to my great relief she loved the dessert. If you want to make a more wobbly kind of jelly, then you need to reduce the amount of agar agar powder in the recipe.
Mango Puree – 1/2 cup
Water – 1 cup
Sugar – 3 tbs
Agar Agar Powder – 1 tsp ( use 1/2 tsp if you want a wobbly jelly)
In a saucepan combine water, mango puree, sugar and agar agar powder.
Heat it and stir it often so that the mixture doesn’t burn.
Once it starts boiling, remove it from flame and pour into greased moulds.
Once cool refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
Gently remove from the mould and serve it with fresh mango slices.