Once again I am here with a low fat but delicious, mouthwatering dessert very popular in Middle East. Though I can't say it is a completely healthy recipe but of course I tried to cut nearly half the calories than traditional one. As this recipe calls for too much butter and sugar, so clearly it's a rich dessert. But I used minimal butter and less sugar to avoid extra calories, without compromising its taste. This is one of the best dessert I had ever. I made it my way with some twists in ingredients, but the end product is total worth to my effort. It's not only tempting but also a treat to eyes too.
Recipe is given below, hope you will definitely love it.
LOW FAT KUNFAH
Time: 1 hr
300 gms very thin vermicelli (it requires kataifi dough but I took vermicelli)
2 tsp butter or ghee
1/2 cup milk
1 cup sugar
2tsp lemon juice
1cup grated cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1 cup unsweetened rabdi
1 tbsp Roasted dry fruits as per ur choice
1/4 tsp orange red food color
1/4 tsp rose or orange essence
First of all take a baking dish and grease it with some butter and food color.
Mix 2/3 part of vermicelli with 2 tbsp of milk and 1 tsp butter or ghee, just to make it little moist. Don't add more milk otherwise it will become soggy so adjust milk quantity accordingly.
Now spread this in the baking dish and press with spatula to get a firm base.
Add all the cheese , rabdi and dry fruits together and spread it on the vermicelli base.
Now take the rest 1/3 part of vermicelli and moisten it with milk and cover the cheese layer completely. And again press it firmly.
Bake it in microwave convection mode at 200degree for 25 mins. U can also bake it in regular oven for the same temp and time.
Time also depend on the vermicelli you took. Mine was roasted one , but if you are taking unroasted white vermicelli then bake for long and keep watching till it become nice golden color.
I used this vermicelli 👇🏻👇🏻
In the meanwhile make sugar syrup adding sugar and water and boil for 10 mins and add lemon juice . let it cool and then add rose essence or orange essence.
When the kunfah is baked let it rest for 15 mins then pour the sugar syrup all over it and again let it rest for 1/2 hr. Then invert it and decorate .
If you like more crunch then can pour syrup on individual servings also.
To make instant rabdi, boil 1/2 lt milk in a thick bottom pan till it become 3/4 then add 2 bread slices churned with little milk to it. Continue cooking till it become nice thick like rabdi.
If you don't want to use rabdi then can use condensed milk too.
Now enjoy this palatable delicious dessert . This can be served in any dinner party too. Just bake it and get appreciated by all.
Hope you will definitely give it a try and please pour your valuable comments and suggestions here, they meant a lot.