Karmasutra Dessert Cardamom Chocolate Mousse (V)

This recipe by

Urban Rajah
Urban Rajah

Introduction

Serve in shot glasses or Moroccan tea glasses.

Ingredients

Serves 6 or a very gluttonous 2!

  • 200g roughly chopped dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids) slap hard on counter top still in its wrapping to break it up
  • 6 eggs separated
  • 200ml double cream
  • 1 tbs caster sugar
  • 20 green cardamom pods, bashed, husks removed and seeds pounded into fine powder
  • pistachios, roughly crushed for topping (or replace with dried rose petals)

Method

Melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over pan of simmering water and cook until the chocolate has turned silky and shiny. Remove from the heat and add 4 egg yolks, beating well. In another bowl, whip the cream until it peaks and gently fold into the chocolate until it disappears. Beat the six egg whites in a separate bowl until they form soft snowy peaks and quickly beat in the sugar. Carefully mix half into the chocolate, once it’s been completely assimilated, add the remaining half. Doing it this way will loosen the mousse and keep it light. Finally drop in the cardamom powder and stir well.

Pour into glasses and refrigerate for at least an hour. Remove an hour before serving and sprinkle the crushed pistachios or dried rose petals on top.

Urban Rajah

The Urban Rajah (aka Ivor Peters) is a TV chef, food writer, consultant and pop up restaurateur. He feeds over 30,000 people a month. With roots in the Indian subcontinent he’s on a mission to spice up the nation through accessible recipes and menus.

Urban Rajah has engaged audiences with his combination of cooking and story-telling across the UK, UAE, India, South Africa and USA. His signature-waxed moustache ensures he’s never forgotten and his recipes and stories guarantee he’s always remembered. For him, food is a consumable form of art which has the power to excite, inspire, educate, inform, seduce and satisfy human longing. His media credits include appearances on C4, BBC1, BBC London plus a slew of contributions across UKTV, The Guardian, The Independent, Evening Standard, Mail on Sunday, National Geographic and Delicious Magazine amongst others.

Urban Rajah believes that food tastes better when they’re accompanied with stories and the stories help foster a better understanding of people’s heritage, communities, struggles, achievements, aspirations and inspirations. In short, food is a cultural art form, it’s the glue which, connects us to each other helping us gain unique human insights.

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