Well it is belated anniversary...My blog had turned 2 on 1st june 2011 itself..:D...Since I was busy so couldnt post on tht day,so posting it now...:-)M nt able to write posts regularly frm past few months...Hope to be on regular blogging track sun...now coming back to this cake...It was my first attempt to make a cheesecake.Since it was mango season i decided to make a mango cheese cake and it turned out perfectly well and tasty too...:-).I used fresh mango puree of A very famous Goan breed of mangoes called as "Mankurad" for it.I topped this cake with a mango glaze to enhance its taste and appearance too..:-).Its a non bake quick recipe, so do give it a try and the best thing is its 100% vegetarian as i have used china grass for it to set instead of gelatin.
- 800ml yogurt(made from full cream milk)
- 1-1/4 cup sugar
- 2 medium size ripe mangoes pureed
- 400 grams(2 cups) cottage cheese
- 10 grams agar-agar(unflavored china grass)
- 1 tea spoon vanilla extract
- 150 grams digestive biscuits or cookies(i used marie biscuit)
- 100 grams salted butter
- puree of 1 ripe mango
- 2 table spoons of sugar
- 1 table spoon of lime juice
- 2 table spoons of water
Place the yogurt in a cheesecloth lined colander over a container and allow to drain overnight to get half the quantity approx 400 grams thick yogurt. Keep it aside. Mash the cottage cheese also and keep it aside.
Now to make the crust break those biscuits to a crumble with hands or a food processor. Now take the biscuit crumble and put in the butter and with the help of a pastry blender or with your hands rub the butter into the biscuits until the mixture is well mixed. Remove the mixture and press it evenly into the base of an 8” deep round springform pan or any pan with a removable bottom or a 9” regular round pan. Chill in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the refrigerator for half an hour. I used a 8" sdeep round springform pan.
To make the filling .In a food processor fitted with the metal blade or blender place the strained yogurt and mashed cottage cheese and process until smooth and creamy. Transfer this to a mixing bowl. Break china grass in small pieces and soak it in 1 cup of water for approx 10 mins.
In a sauce pan, heat the mango puree over a medium flame. Do not allow this to boil.In another saucepan place the chinagrass and water mixture and stir on low heat until it melts completely, about 5 to 6 minutes. Do not allow this to boil.After the chinagrass melts completely, pour the hot china grass solution into the hot mango puree, stirring all the while. Both the liquids must be hot during mixing.
Slowly add the mango mixture into the yogurt and cheese mixture, stir in the sugar and vanilla extract and beat well with a wire whisk until well blended.Pour this mixture over the prepared crust, level with a spoon and chill in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
Now finally to make the glaze,mix all the ingredients mentioned under glaze in a saucepan and heat them on medium heat for sometime then when it starts boiling, reduce heat and cook on low flame for 4-5 mins till it thickens. Let it get cooled to room temperature. Spread it over the cheesecake with a spoon and level it.Before adding the glaze the cheesecake must have been set for a min of 1 hour. Let the glaze get set for min 2-3 hours.
Garnish it with glazed cherries.choco and coloured vermicilli as i did or slice it like that only and serve chilled.
Preparation Time : 45 mins (excluding the setting time)