They say Chocolate Fondue is THE dessert for Valentine’s Day. Then ‘we should make it’ but in our own way. Not chocolate fondue, ‘Rose flavored Rabri Fondue’ instead. Not cakes and fruits to dip, ‘Shahi Tukda Hearts’ and ‘Rose Water marinated Strawberries’ instead. This Valentines Day surprise your Valentine by making this lovely looking platter and enjoy together.
Rabri Fondue is made with milk, cream and white chocolate and flavored with rose syrup and cardamom. To make it quick and easy, I added fresh bread crumb that was left over from hearts. Shahi tukda is made in bite-sized heart shapes. Strawberries are marinated with rose water for lovely scent and flavor. Serve this Rabri warm or chilled as you like.
Serves 2 people
Rose Rabri Fondue:
Milk: 1 1/2 cups
Cream: 1/2 cup (You can use Heavy Whipping or Half and Half)
Fresh Bread Crumbs: 3 tbsp (Made from left over bread after cutting heart shapes)
White Chocolate: 1/4 cup, chopped
Rose Syrup: 2-3 tbsp
Cardamom Powder: 1 tsp
Rose Water: 1 tsp
Pistachio: 2 tbsp, roasted and chopped
For Shahi Tukda Hearts:
White Bread: 8 Slices(Cut with 1″ inch sized heart cutter to give 3- 4 hearts in each bread)
Ghee: 1/4 cup
Sugar: 1/2 cup
Water: 1/4 cup
Cardamom Powder: 1/4 tsp
Rose Water Marinated Strawberries:
Strawberries: 10, cut into 1″ size
Rose Water: 2 tbsp
Sugar: 1 tbsp
For Rose Rabri Fondue:
In a wide non-stick pan, bring milk and cream to quick boil.
Add fresh bread crumbs and simmer for 10 minutes until it gets thick.
Add Chocolate and mix well. Bring to the consistency of ‘coating the back of the spoon’.
Switch off the flame and add rose water and cardamom powder.
Transfer to a bowl and top with some rose syrup and chopped pistachio.
For Shahi Tukda Hearts:
In a sauce pan, make a sugar syrup by heating sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Add Cardamom Powder and set aside.
Heat ghee in a pan and shallow fry heart shaped bread until golden from both the sides.
Dip the fried bread only for few seconds in the sugar syrup. The bread should not turn soft. It should be crusty and lightly coated with sugar syrup.
For Rose Water Marinated Strawberries:
Mix together, chopped strawberries, sugar and rosewater and let stand for 5 minutes.
For plating, serve Rabri warm or chilled as you wish in a bowl. Arrange hearts and strawberries in the platter along with skewers and have fun.