This was in the to-do list for a long time. I come across a number of cheese cakes everyday and keep on thinking I have to try these no bake desserts some day. Not very familiar about this kind of desserts, I was always skeptical about trying them. After the relocation, we tasted them a couple of times and loved. However, I wished to prepare a desi version of it, a low caloric dessert that is in tune with our Indian taste bud.
Since I was doing it for the first time, I needed ideas on it, specially on the measurement of the ingredients. While surfing I came across a number of recipes on yogurt cake. I largely drew inspiration from similar recipes of saffronstreaks and spiceupthecurry. Since I was doing it for the first time I did not take the risk of doing it without gelatin powder. What I loved about this dessert is that it is hassle free and I could do it with everything available at home. The addition of chopped fruit is optional. I had some, so I added, can be skipped. Let us do it.
Yogurt : 200ml[I used Greek Yogurt]
Paneer[Indian Cottage Cheese] : 100gm
Sugar : 1/2 small cup[adjust as per your taste]
Biscuit : 10-12 medium sized[I used digestive oats biscuits]
Butter : 1/4 small cup
Gelatin Powder : 2tsp
Pineapple[chopped] : 2tbsp[optional]
Pomegranate : 1tbsp[optional
Take the yogurt and sugar in a bowl and whisk well for 2 minutes. Crumble the paneer with hand and keep rubbing for 2-3 minutes. Add to the yogurt and mix well with a spoon.
Take 4-5 tbsp water in a bowl and add the gelatin powder to it. Mix well and microwave at low for 11/2 minute. Add to the yogurt mix and fold in well.
In a grinder, grind the biscuits into a coarse powder. Melt the butter and add to it. Grind again.
Take a plate and place a cake ring just on the middle. Transfer the biscuit-butter mix inside the ring and press it with your hand.
Add the fruits to the yogurt mix if you are using it. Pour the mix inside the ring. Refrigerate for 4-5 hours.
Take out, insert a knife on the inner side of the ring to loosen a bit. Take out the ring carefully.
Serve immediately. The leftovers, if any should be refrigerated again and had within 2 days.