Saturday, 24 May 2014

Fruit Parfait

Summer at its peak and so here is a summer special treat in My Cheerful Kitchen :) This is a healthy snack/breakfast which is loaded with goodness of fruits and yogurt!! I came across this recipe in jeyashriskitchen and modified it according to my preference. So why wait? Make these in individual servings, refrigerate, serve chilled and relish the heavenly goodness, absolutely guilt free :)

  • Yogurt - 1 cup
  • Any flavored yogurt - 1 cup, optional (if not using, then just use plain yogurt)
  • Fruits of your choice. I used - apple, kiwi, pomegranate
  • Digestive biscuits - 2-3, crushed
  • Muesli/corn flakes or any breakfast cereal - 5-6 Tbsp, crushed
  • Papaya - 1 cup
  • Sugar - 2-3 Tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 2 Tsp 

  1. Hang the curd in muslin cloth for 15-20 minutes. This is to get thick curds. Another easy way would be to place the curd in a tea strainer with a vessel in the bottom
  2. Take half of the hung curd. Add a tea-spoon of sugar and vanilla essence and mix well. Keep aside
  3. Blend the papaya into smooth paste. Cook the papaya puree in medium flame for 3 minutes. Allow it to cool
  4. Mix the papaya puree, half of the curd, 1 Tsp sugar and vanilla essence together and  blend again. Keep aside
  5. Take any glass serving of your choice. For the bottom most layer, place crushed digestive biscuits
  6. Now spoon in a layer of the papaya flavored yogurt
  7. Next layer it with crushed museli/corn flakes and some cut fruits of your choice
  8. Now add in a layer of any readymade flavored yogurt (i used strawberry). If not then use the prepared plain yogurt mixture or papaya yogurt mixture
  9. Top it up with more fruits/nuts of your choice and arrange them at your creative best, for that added class and elegance :)
  10. Refrigerate it for a few hours or overnight and enjoy it as a healthy breakfast to kick start your day or even as a snack at any time, when hunger strikes!!

  • The method that I have given above is just a reference, sky is the limit and you change it according to your taste and preferences!
  • For the papaya-yogurt layer, you can replace papaya puree with mango puree too
  • All three yogurt layers can be modified according to your choice or just have a plain layer too, with a little essence and sugar
  • Sugar can be completely avoided if you are too conscious or can add in a bit more if you want it as a dessert
  • So go on and create your own tasty and colorful parfait and enjoy summer!

Eating healthy can be tasty too! 

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