Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Basil seeds jelly nuggets

Jelly has been more of a fantasy than just another confectionery item.. Imagining a home-made jelly was definitely a challenge, though I gave it a shot. Syrupy and spongy, these little jelly nuggets are now falling in fancy dessert range!!

Refreshing Basil seeds jelly....with rose & khus flavours

  • 8 gms agar agar strands
  • 250 ml water plus 3-4 tbsp hot water
  • Sugar to taste
  • 2-3 tbsp rose syrup
  • 2-3 tbsp khus syrup
  • 1 tbsp sweet basil seeds (cleaned and soaked in 1/2 cup of water for 15-20 min)

 Preparation time: 15- 20 minutes
Cooking time: 15-20 minutes plus 3-4 hours refrigeration
Yields: 30-32 small jellies
Kitchen equipments required: A saucepan, 3 small mixing bowls, mixing spoons, jello moulds or baking tray, Kitchen scissors

  • Cut  agar agar strands into small pieces with the help of kitchen scissors, add into the saucepan and pour hot water over it and soak for 10- 15 minutes till the strands become soft.
  • Now put that pan on the flame and add the remaining water, and stir frequently till the strands dissolve completely, this will take around 15 minutes.
  • Add in sugar and stir well.
  • Now remove from flame and divide the liquid into two equal portions.
  • Add khus syrup and half of the soaked basil seeds in one portion and rose and basil seeds in the other, stir really well.
  • Next pour the liquid into the moulds and keep aside until it cools down completely then refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours till the jelly gets firm.
  • De mould and serve chilled.