Quick and easy recipes which are made less than 20mins are always have a space in my todo list and one among the list is Mahalabia. Mahalabia is a middle eastern dessert which is very light,rich and creamy. A mild flavour of rose is pleasant and traditionally Mahalabia is generously topped with dry fruits. I have topped it with fresh fruit, fruit puree and traditionally mixed dry fruits.It is often eaten during Ramadan after Iftar or for suhor.
Mahalabia is a milk pudding similar to our Indian kheer with no ghee/butter and is made in no time without any hassle. This needs quite few ingredients.
Level : Easytotal
Time : 20 mins + 3 hrs to chill
Serves : 3
Recipe help youtube
Milk : 2 cup (replace 1 cup of milk with heavy cream to make it more rich)
Corn Starch: 4 tablespoon
Water: 3 tablespoon
Sugar: 4 tablespoons (to taste)
Rose Essence: 1/2 teaspoon
In saucepan add milk and bring to boil.Add sugar.
In a bowl add cornstarch and water and mix well and add to the milk mixture.
Stir vigorously until the mixture thickens and small bubbles appear. cook for further 5 minutes and add rose essence.
Pour into individual serving bowls and garnish with your favourite topping.
You can replace rose essence with 1 tablespoon of rose water / orange blossom water.
To make it dairy free use coconut/almond milk.