Thursday, October 25, 2007

Peach Tart, Sago Pudding and Navratri Neivedyam


I had to make something out of peach as Mansi was sweetly threatening me to participate in her event AFAM-Peach:) I made some mini tarts with peach and other fruits.
I also made sago pudding for Durga pooja which is my entry for Think Spice-Saffron.

Peach Tarts



Ingredients

2 tbsp Custard Powder
1 cup whole milk
2-3 tsp sugar
4 Mini pie crusts (I used ready made pie crust)
1 tbsp butter
Peach slices
cherries, grapes and pomegranate





Preparation

You can use any kind of fruits to create a tart. I also used custard for filling instead of cream cheese. Prepare a thick custard by mixing up custard powder, sugar and whole milk.
The mini pie crusts I bought are made of gram crackers so I brushed them with melted butter and baked them for 5 minutes at 375 degrees. This way the crust becomes crisp. Cool the custard by refrigerating it for 30 minutes.
Fill the custard after it gets cooled and arrange the fruits. Quick dessert is ready.



Durga Pooja

I made Sago pudding, Black channa, green gram/Moong dal and Sabudana/Sago wada for Durga pooja.
The Green gram is inspired from Viji's blog. The Sabudana wada recipe will be posted later.



Sago Pudding


Ingredients

1/2 cup Sago
2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup sugar
a pinch of Saffron Strand
1/2 tsp Crushed cardamom
1 tbsp Cashew nuts
1 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp Clarified butter/ghee


Preparation

Soak sago for 3 to 4 hours in water. Strain the water. Warm up the milk and add the sago to it. Also add crushed cardamom. In a tbsp of milk soak saffron separately.
Once the sago appears transparent that means it is cooked. Add sugar and bring to boil. Turn off the heat and add saffron soaked milk to it.
In a pan add ghee and fry the cashews and raisins till golden. Add this to the pudding. Delicious Sago pudding is ready.


This one also goes to RCI Tamil Festivals and JFS:Dassera



The recipes for green gram and black channa can be obtained from Viji's blog

69 comments:

Asha said...

Cool Peach tart! Love all the fruit in the Custard. Made into 3 events at once!
Hey, you forgot one more.You can send this to JFI Dassera special too. 4 in one post!:)

Kribha said...

Your tart looks so yummy and colorful. I've still not done anything for the peach event. Have a recipe in mind. But not able to find time.Sago pudding looks fab. This is my sis's fav. I love aval payasam. My mom used to make both on the same day as we would fight. Sundals looked great too. Loved the green gram the most.

Mansi Desai said...

Thanks so much Sharmi!! I'm glad my sweet nudging helped create this beautiful tart:) the whole spread looks perfect! hope this inspires others to send in their Peach entries:D

Sharmi said...

Hey Thanks Asha! I did send my Entry to JFI too! 4 birds!!

Kribha, Thanks so much. Pls tell me how to make Aval payasam.

Rajitha said...

sharmi..the mini tarts look delightful!!...the sago payasam looks lovely too

bee said...

what a lovely dessert. you could have added the safffron to it and sent it to sunita. :D

Tee said...

your mini tarts look so pretty and colorful...cool entry!
I love sago pudding and its been ages since i made it...your pudding looks mouthwatering !

Sheela said...

wow, amazing tarts! so fresh and colorful... the sago pudding and the navarathri chundals look wonderful!

Suganya said...

How nifty fruit tarts are. You can add seasonal fruits to 'em. I love sabudana vada. Am so looking fwd to the recipe, Sharmi!

Madhu said...

Tart is fruti and colourfull, love the pic of sago and drooling over your navrathri specials.

Sivani said...

Aah, this is a post that is in true "Sharmi-style": wowing us with an abundance of beautiful and delicious items.

Hope everyone in your house is back up to speed soon.

musical said...

Peach tart looks GOOD! You always make such lovely spreads for festivals! This one is such a yummy feast!

TBC said...

Peach tart looks lovely.
The sundals look great too.

Mocha said...

Tart looks so good. When I was carrying my first baby I use to crave for peach and kiwis tarts. none of stores would have it and I used to give my DH a hard time. If only I had this recipe at that would I have passed it on to him to make it.

Anh said...

Love the fruity tarts you have! Lovely!

Namratha said...

Loved the Sago pudding and sundals, yummy!

Laavanya said...

The tarts look so lovely Sharmi.. I'm definitely going to try this. I've not tried Sago pudding so far.. this seems to have a much thicker consistency than the usual payasam right. Did the sago taste overpower the dish? Looks like pretty pearls though.. :) Sundals.. always so good and nutritious.

Vcuisine said...

The Peach Tart is so good and thank you for the entries Sharmi. Sago pudding is lovely. Viji

Srivalli said...

Sharmi...the entire spread looks so wonderful and colourful...this is the reason why you were around..good ...we expect more...I like bee's suggestion!...:)

sra said...

The tarts look really jewel-like. And I love the close-ups of the sago payasam.

Menu Today said...

Hi Sharmi,
Simply superb!!!! Great entry for rci tamil festival and the Mini Tart Pic looks good. Thanks for sharing.

sunita said...

Beautiful spread there...thanks for remembering to send one of them over to me.

Raaga said...

love the colours... :-)

Kate said...

Wow there is always a feast going on at your blog :D These tarts look very refreshing and the sago pudding reminds me of my mum :)

Sia said...

wonderful spread and each one is so colourful...

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Sharmi....Peach tart looks very colorful and vibrant :-) Loved it absolutely :-) The sundals too look YUM :-) Am not a very big fan of Sago...but ur pudding looks great :-)

Happy cook said...

Wonderful feast spread.
Loves the colours of the peach tart

Sandeepa said...

Lovely peach tart. you did kill 4 birds in one post, huh ?

Richa said...

sundals look so good, love the black chana sundal :) sago dish is lovely, 4 in 1 sounds good ;)

Dhana said...

What a fantastic spread spanning different cuisines and continents!!

Mishmash ! said...

sago pudding looks so good and yummy and I want that with all that neivedyam :)

Shn

Nanditha Prabhu said...

ur tart looks so yummy and colorful!
i also wanted to thank u for the nuts laddu recipe on the ugadi post. it came out really well!

zlamushka said...

Aaah, sago pudding, Tompa would kill for a bowl of that. Thanx for the recipe. Now I definitely be his favorite girlfriend ;-)

Hope you re preparing something equally delish for my Spoonful of Christmas Event...

Rina said...

Absolutely loved all dishes in the post. Lovely peach tarts too.

USHA said...

Wow!!hey wonderful entry for the event...healthy and looks colourful too...

Sago puddingn looks awesome...

All the recipes for RCI is traditions....

Puspha said...

What a spread!!!! Itz all gorgeous.

sabita said...

thanx yaar!!!ur peach tart luks just yummyyyyyy....

Shivapriya said...

Peach Tart looks cool Sharmi, My mom makes really good sago payasam and she sometimes mixes it semiya also.. I tried once here but the sago was not good and the payasam was mushy. yours look really good.

Nabeela said...

Yummm! I love tarts and your sounds wonderful with so many fruits in them.

Priyanka said...

Wow you made quite so many dishes Sharmi. Love the sago pudding- we call it kheer. Have never had or made any Tamil festival foods. Will try it out soon.

Swaroopa said...

gr8 posts and pics!!

Bharathy said...

One stone 3 shots...perfect!!

The tart..the sago pudding and the sundals look yummy..fine pics..
Thanx for sharing the treat!!

Jeena said...

What a lovely fruit tart yum yum. tarts are great with fruit toppings, great recipes Sharmi. :)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice arragement os fruits in your tart..colourful with perfect combinations...And I like your Sago budding the most...looks delicious...Great entries!!

Apple said...

Very coloful fruit pics Sharmi..Tart looks amazing...and the sago look like pearls...wonderful entries..

Prema Sundar said...

wow lovely enries for all the events.. nice thinking Sharmi.
drooling over ur javvarisi payasam.

RP said...

Peach tarts look absolutely beautiful and yummy, and so is the sago pudding. Well done! I can't take my eyes off of your tart. :)

Cynthia said...

Hey there sweet-girl, your presentations always reflect the artist in you.

Red Chillies said...

Sharmi, I don't know where to start. Maybe I will start with Sago payasam and then have the wonderful peach tart and eat some sundals in between. Beautiful recipes and beautiful pictures :-)

Vee said...

Beautiful Sago pudding and tart, Sharmi. Sorry it took me so long to get here.

Thank you for participating and hope you had a great Navratri/Dassera.

Sig said...

Beautiful tart Sharmi...love those pom seeds on it :) all the other entrees look great too... I missed a whole bunch of events this time :(

Pravs said...

What a yummy tart, sago pudding and neivedyam. I think i will go for sago pudding.

Chris said...

I love the tart!! And, the use of the pomegranate - fabulous!

Linda said...

Lovely colors, Sharmi. You paint pictures in the kitchen!

Linda said...

Lovely colors, Sharmi. You paint pictures in the kitchen!

Rachel said...

tart looks yumm and colourful.. I love the crunchiness of pomes..

Suma Gandlur said...

Yum Yum.

Rahin said...

hey Sharmi, the peach tart is stunning !!!!

Seema said...

Peach tarts.... Looks Mouthwatering!! Very colourfull & appealing to the eyes. Sago Payasam - i love it & make it often...Sundal - healthy , high protein food!!

Padma said...

Great looking Peach tart recipe Sharmi! Also I love the Sago pudding. You were able to make all those great entries! I am still feeling lazy to cook regular meals

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

Hi Sharmi..lovely tart...and all the delicacies ..my ..great spread!..hussshh, shall i say something..u will sensor me for thatr..but each time i see these saffron strings in a pond of milk or payasam...husssshhh...it looks like large sperms to me !!!(dont kick me for it)...

sagari said...

nice music and nice photos

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

hey, lovely collection of recipes!!! Your tart looks really good and colorful!!!

KayKat said...

*so* good! I want some of that sago pudding! And that tart looks really good - I'm not a big peach person, but I'm close to changing my mind after seeing some of the AFAM entries!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Tart looks delicious!:) Entry for so many events in one go! cool!:)

Linda said...

Hi Sharmi, just making the rounds after being busy and see you haven't posted in awhile -- hope all's well there :)

Archana said...

cool peach tart. I love sago pudding/payasam, i feel like having some now. First time at your site, you have nice picture and great recipes, i can relate to so well.

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