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Sweet semolina kesari with fruit salad and cream

Try this authentic, sweet and rich Indian dessert made with cardamom-scented semolina and strewn with pistachios.

Ingredients

For the kesari
For the mango cream
For the fruit salad

Preparation method

  1. For the kesari, heat one tablespoon of the ghee in a saucepan and, when hot, add the semolina and toast it for a minute or two. Pour in 240ml/8fl oz of cold water and stir continuously over a low-medium heat until the mixture thickens.

  2. Stir in the ground cardamom and kesari powder, if using, then add the sugar and stir vigorously, gradually adding the remaining ghee, a little at a time, until it has all been incorporated and the mixture comes away cleanly from the spoon. Remove from the heat and spread the mixture onto a lightly greased serving plate. Decorate with the chopped pistachio nuts.

  3. For the mango cream, fold the mango purée into the whipped cream and spoon into a large serving bowl.

  4. For the fruit salad, mix all of the fruit together in a serving bowl.

  5. Serve the kesari with the mango cream and fruit salad on the side.

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