Jalapeño Mint Kesari / Sweet and Spicy Kesari
Much cherished Classic Indian Kesari with a unique twist is a brand new recipe I created. A refreshing and lip-smacking mocktail, inspired and led me to experiment which resulted in this innovative Jalapeño Mint Kesari. It's remarkably delectable with the flawless aromatic mint and a hint of jalapeño peppers in the form of the authentic Indian sweet prepared on any day. The moment of fruition comes when your taste buds livens up with this refreshing and vibrant combination.
Experimented along with the basic kesari ingredients being semolina/ rava, simple sugar syrup and a pinch of cardamom flavor. The simple sugar syrup has a multitude of uses and is a great addition to this recipe. The wait for a minimum of 24 - 48 hours is the only hitch for the deseeded jalapeñeo's to dunk in simple sugar syrup, as it sits cozily in the refrigerator. This step reduced the spicy heat it emits yet retained the flavor very well. Fish out the peppers and grind to a smooth puree along with the freshly picked mint leaves. The reserved sugar syrup is used to sweeten the kesari. Now prepare your kasari with this puree and syrup. It's that simple!
I always prefer 1:4 ratio of Rava to water for my kesari for a halwa consistency. This doesn't dry or harden your kesari as it cools. You may adjust it as per your preferences making sure you use no more than 4 cups of water in total.
Watch out when working with jalapeños while you deseed and chop them. Keep your hands away from your face especially eyes to prevent any irritation. A good suggestion is to use gloves if your not used to handling these hot peppers.
Smack-you-lips with this sweet and spicy Kesari that's accentuated with abundant flavors. Don't forget to tag and leave me a comment below if you get to try my version of Jalapeno Mint Kesari. I would love to hear how you liked this combination of flavors.