Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Tri colour jelly - Oman (45th) National Day Special

November 18th is a very special day in the Sultanate of Oman; the day which is celebrated as National Day’!

This year, both citizens and expatriates are in upbeat mood celebrating the 45th National Day, as a mark of their love & loyalty to the country and to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the most beloved leader of the country.


The air is festive and the atmosphere colourful, dominated by the national hues of red, green & white.  The display of patriotism and love for His Majesty is on almost every vehicle.  Streets and buildings in Oman have been decked up with national flags & decorative lights to mark the occasion. 

Retail giants have started promotional sales; hotels and airlines have also come up with special offers to join hands in the National Day festivities.  Shops are stocked with National Day mementos.  Sales are at its peak.


Aligning with the national mood in Oman on the eve of the country's 45th National Day, here is a special ‘Tri Colour Jelly’ to try & relish on this special occasion.


Yield - 6 individual cups (large)

Ingredients:

For green layer:
Lemon flavoured jelly packets - 1
( 85 gram)
Green food colour - (optional)
Hot water - 1 cup
Cold water - 1 cup

For red layer:
Cherry flavoured jelly packets - 1( 85 gram)
Hot water - 1 cup
Cold water - 1 cup


For white layer:
Condensed milk - 1 tin
Chinagrass - 5 grams
Water - 2 ½ cups


Directions:

For green layer: (as per box instruction)

Empty the jelly packet into the bowl and add 1 cup hot water.  Stir until dissolved and add 1 cup of cold water.  Mix well.


Cool to room temperature.  Divide the mixture among the serving bowls / glass and place it in the refrigerator for half an hour, until set.

For red layer:(as per box instruction)

While the lemon jelly(green layer) is in the fridge, start preparing the jelly for Red layer.

Empty the jelly packet into the bowl and add 1 cup hot water. Stir until dissolved and add 1 cup of cold water.  Mix well.


Allow to cool and pour over the lemon jelly to make layers (make sure lemon jelly is completely set before you add the next layer).

For condensed milk jelly (white layer):


While the cherry flavoured jelly (red layer) is in the fridge, start preparing the jelly for white layer.

Cut china grass into small pieces and soak in water for nearly 15 to 20 minutes.



Add 2 ½ cups of water in a pan and allow to boil. Meanwhile squeeze the excess water from the soaked china grass and add it to the boiling water.  Stir well till it is dissolved.

After it is done; switch off the gas. Take condensed milk in a bowl and mix the strained china grass liquid into that and mix well.




Cool to room temperature.  Allow to cool and pour over the cherry jelly to make layers (make sure cherry jelly is completely set before you add the next layer).


Keep refrigerated.  Serve this beautiful layered dessert to your loved ones!



Notes:


You can also try with your other favorite flavoured jelly. 

Depending on the size of the glasses your setting time will vary; mine took approximately half an hour for each layer to set.

If you want to prepare this for parties (large amount), just double or triple the quantity.

As the top white layer is heavy than other two layers, unmoulding is not advisable.  Serve as it is in bowls / cups.

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