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This recipe comes from my native.Its special and delicious one.I hail from Udipi(Karnataka) where Krishna Mutt is famous for.Udipi is also famous for their cuisine where delicious food is for.We use coconut and jaggery extensively in our cooking.Mango being in the season, this Rasayana is made in every household if there is a special occasion.I can see Kukku Rasayana is every occasion during this season.
This is easy to make.All you need is 4 ingredients. If you have fresh coconut milk its easy to make and one delicious dessert.I made fresh coconut milk to make this and only the time it need to whip up..This need to consumed the day it is made b'coz of cocnut milk and taste great when chilled.
1.Mango : 2 large(cut into very small size)
2.Fresh Coconut Milk : 2 cups
3.Jaggery : 3/4 cup
4.Cardamom Powder : 1tsp
Making Coconut Milk :
Take a coconut and break into half.Scraping with a hand scraper takes time.What i do is cut into small pieces.
Slowly and carefully cut the brown part from the pieces.Wash the pieces and blend in the mixie with 1 cup water.Keep adding water to get a smooth paste.Strain in the muslin cloth to get fresh milk.Again take the coconut with 1/2 cup of water and blend.Strain and remove seperately.
Making Rasayana :
Cut the mangoes into very small bite size pieces and mix with 1st part of milk.Its up to you if you need really thick.If its too thick add the 2nd part of squeezed milk and thin it down.Add Jaggery and Cardamom to this and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour.Serve chilled.
Traditionally this is made by squeezing the mangoes with the hand and taking the pulp out with the seed.Even the seed is added.Then the coconut milk,jaggery,cardamom powder is added and mixed.I made this as a dessert and served in single glass.
I never tried with frozen coconut, so i donno how it comes.
I normally buy coconut from local supermarket(Publix,Indian store) and ask them to break it.
You can break with the help of hammer.(Hubby does that for me)