Crispy, buttery crust with a creamy coconut filling topped with fresh mango puree and garnished with luscious fruit, this fresh and light Mango Coconut Panna Cotta Tart is what dreams are made of!
The arrival of summer means mango season and honestly, I can’t think of a fruit I would rather have on warm summer days. With the sun shining in the air, blue skies, and warm weather, there are so many different ways I imagine eating mangoes. From raw mangoes, to mango lassi, to this delicious Mango Coconut Panna Cotta Tart.
The pie crust is the same recipe that I use for making chocolate samosas. Simple and easy to work with, this pie crust is the ideal base to hold the panna cotta.
For the coconut layer, I use coconut cream with just enough sugar to sweeten it without taking over and a little agar agar (gelatin works just as well).
For the mango layer, I used fresh mangoes that I pureed in the blender, then ran through a sieve to separate the fibrous parts. In this mango puree, I added a secret ingredient – Rose Water. I’m sure you’re probably thinking why would I do that? Trust me, it adds a hint of floral, brings out the sweetness of the mangoes, adds a little Indian flavor to the puree, similar to mango lassi. The tropical flavors of the coconut and mango which are quintessential Indian flavors combined with the Italian panna cotta dish are the perfect combination of Indian and Italian foods. The idea behind this actually came to me from my Italian brother-in-law Vincenzo and my cousin Priya. They were over recently and I was trying out some of my Italian recipes on my brother-in-law (imagine my anxiety) and the conversation flowing around the room, his embracing of our Indian heritage, Priya’s embrace of the Italian culture and language inspired me to the flavors and creation of this dish.
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From my kitchen to yours, I hope you enjoy this delicious dessert!
I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices. I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes. I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.
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