No-Bake Mango Cheesecake – Eggless

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Mangoes are kind of here, I can say. Not much… The prices are still very high and I can’t wait for next month when the stock of Pakistani mangoes are going to come. I should say, they are the mangoes that you can call “cheap anPind best”. Nice, juicy and really tasty. I had received two little “consignments” from our big mango tree back home, one through my D and the other through my umma. Didn’t last long, though, it was wiped up in no time by the gang at home. Whatever I had reserved for myself, I used it for making this yummy cheesecake…

 

There are some recipes that you cannot resist the urge of trying it out. When I saw this cheesecake that was a part of the Baking Partner’s Challenge in April on Kaveri’s and Vineetha’s space, I just had to make it. And I had the perfect reason of my brother’s birthday that was coming up in due course. I readied all ingredients the previous night – put the yogurt to drain, transferred the paneer from freezer to fridge, did the pulp out of the fresh mangoes in the pantry – so that once I was in from the office, my first task would be to make this and keep it back into the fridge for his birthday. Since it was a large cheesecake, we gobbled up half and the remaining half was given to my colleagues, who absolutely loved it. One of them – the anti-processed type – inquired about the ingredients and as I explained “china grass”, he gasped, “Grass??? Gosh, you made us eat grass???” Sigh… I had to explain that china grass is blah blah blah blah… Hehe…

 

Recipe adapted from Divine Taste

 

I would have loved to take the picture of this beautiful mango cheesecake with a sprig of mint. I had kept a lone sprig that I had so religiously reserved to beautify this cake – we sparely buy mint as it makes its way to the garbage more often than to the food! I left it on the pantry slab and moved towards the room to pick up the camera. When I came back, what I saw was that lone sprig making its way to my little one’s mouth. She’s very organic, you see… anything green fancies her attention. As I watched the mint being minced by her little tooth, she gave me a big smile… Ah… so there I left it empty at the top as I had no mangoes also to decorate it with… Hmmm…

 

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Istagrammed, as soon as it was cut… πŸ™‚

 

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No-Bake Mango Cheesecake - Eggless

Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 8 hours
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 16 hours
Servings 8
Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 200 gm digestive biscuit
  • 100 gm butter
  • 800 gm yogurt
  • 400 gm paneer
  • 1 cup mango pulp
  • 12.5 gm agar agar or china grass
  • 1-1/2 cup 300 ml water
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

Instructions

  • Strain the yogurt in a cheese cloth overnight to get very thick hung curd.
  • Thaw the paneer and grind it along with the thick yogurt to a smooth yet hard paste. Pour it into a large mixing bowl.
  • Crush the digestive biscuits in a grinder. Melt the butter. Mix both together till well incorporated. Press to the bottom of a 8-inch spring-form pan. Refrigerate for an hour.
  • Soak the agar agar in the water for 15-20 minutes till soft. Keep on low flame and cook till the agar agar gets melted completely.
  • At the same time, keep the mango pulp on low flame, ensuring it does not boil.
  • Once the agar agar melts, add the mango pulp into it and mix well to incorporate - all to be done when the flame is still on. Keep for another five minutes and switch off.
  • Add the mango pulp to the paneer yogurt mixture and mix well with a metal whisk.
  • Add in the sugar and vanilla essence finally and give it a good mix till the sugar is well incorporated.
  • Pour this mixture over the prepared biscuit base and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours till well set.

Notes

1. To be sure that there are no bites, I blended the mango pulp-agar agar mixture together and then poured it into the yogurt-paneer mixture.
2. I didn't have the ingredients for the glaze. But to get the color on the top, I mixed 3 tbsp of Tang Mango in 100 ml cold water and poured it on top once the cheesecake was set. After a few hours, I took out the pan, poured out the Tang and then released from the spring-form. This gave a nice color on the top. πŸ™‚

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  1. Wow Rafee.. I too had made a note of Vinee's cheese cake with mint on top.. but seriously stopped making cheese cakes since I become a bottomless pit :)) and your looks so tempting esp the sliced pic. Wonderful!

    1. the only reason i made this cake was because of the paneer and yogurt, if it called for cream cheese, i would've not even tried it, because i am still reeling from the calories of a cheesecake i made early last year… πŸ˜‰ this is quite light on the tummy, really… i'm guaranteeing you… i may make this again but in individual portions… πŸ™‚

  2. wow lovely looking cheese cake…yummy…

    1. thank you so much ruxana… πŸ™‚

  3. lovely cheese cake i have yet to try this
    can u give me measurements on how to put in one small glass
    as i dont want to make big elaborate one

    thanks for yummy share

    1. dear meena, i guess half the quantity should be fine for 4-5 glasses. the best part is that it's not heavy at all, quite a light cheesecake, if i can call it so… πŸ™‚ thank you so much dear…

  4. The cheesecake looks perfect and totally tempting Rafeeda.. Love the colour … Awesome clicks too dear πŸ™‚

    1. thank you so much nilu… πŸ™‚

  5. pass me the plate rafeeda.. will finish off soon πŸ™‚

    1. actually dear, even i didn't get a proper pc to eat!!! hehe… thank you so much… πŸ™‚

  6. Super fabulous cake.. Hope ur lil one enjoyed !

    1. thank you so much sangeetha… in our house, the elders enjoy these more than the kids… πŸ™‚

  7. yum! ur one talented baker eh, Rafee? I always go for baked cheesecake as I'm scared to try out the no-bake version, hehe..always scared that it wont set! Yours look really good,and I am a big fan of mangoes πŸ™‚

    1. actually, i've never made the baked cheesecake, that is on my agenda but definitely not so soon… πŸ˜‰ thank you so much dear for your lovely comments… πŸ™‚

  8. Wow it came out so perfect…..:)

    1. thank you so much kamalika…

  9. lovely cake rafe…looks fabulous..

    1. thank u so much saranya… πŸ™‚

  10. wow its great delicious dear… one of my fav. recipe to try…

    1. thank u so much vijayalakshmi… πŸ™‚

  11. Delicious cheesecake, one on my things in my long bookmarked list.

    1. i know bookmarks never end, sona… thanks a lot… πŸ™‚

  12. Very delightful and gorgeous looking cheesecake, have tried them too, and we loved it to the core..Beautifully done.

    1. thank you so much priya akka… πŸ™‚ even we all loved it a lot…

  13. I adore mangoes, I adore desserts with mangoes and I am adoring this mango flavored cheesecake. I agar-agar/grass would have worked to hold and firm up the cheesy topping. I would love to have a piece of it.

    1. thank you so much nava…

  14. Looks yummy n tempting:)n nice clicks.

    1. thank you so much divya…

  15. Delicious & light. Made with perfection

    1. thank you so much humi… πŸ™‚

  16. Yummy n delightful cheese cake

    1. thank you so much akila…

  17. looks so perfect and fabulous !

    1. thank you so much reni…

  18. awesome cheesecake..looks yum

    1. thank you so much gaju…

  19. This recipe sounds delicious as well as healthy… added on to my to-make list πŸ™‚

    1. thank you so much anupa… i would really recommend you to try, would definitely not feel guilty of eating it… πŸ™‚

  20. wow…yummy n temptimg slice there Rafee…..

    1. thank you so much fasee…

  21. please pass on some to me πŸ™‚ yum and mouth watering
    http://www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

    1. thank you so much shweta… πŸ™‚

  22. these cheese cake looks amazing…i am not a big fan for cheese cakes rafee but i tried it first time in cheesecakefactory restaurant in my fav chocolate flavour and loved it…got to try some time

    1. it would definitely not be cheesecake factory types… but a much lower calorie version… πŸ™‚ thank u dear…

  23. Been planning to make this since a long time since i went to Cheesecake Factory here. Must stop postponing πŸ™‚

    1. I guess I've to go Cheesecake Factory over the weekend, there's just one outlet in Dubai and it's always packed… thanks dear… πŸ™‚

  24. This is Divine !!!!
    I am not a dessert person but this is to my liking πŸ™‚

    1. thank you so much shobha… πŸ™‚

  25. Rafee, cheesecake looks drool worthy.I am yet to lay my hands on it.

    1. hey u should meena.. make a small one, i bet you this is much healthier than the normal cream cheese laden cakes… πŸ™‚

  26. Hi Rafeeda, your mango cheese cake look extremely good. I love cheese and mango, great pairing.

    Have a nice week ahead,regards.

    1. thank you so much amelia…

  27. wow cake looks awesome…

    1. thank you so much preeti… πŸ™‚

  28. oh wow..perfect cheese cake, am blown out, need a slice now

    1. thank you so much shanavi… πŸ™‚

  29. Wow! This is amazing.. I recently made a no-bake cheesecake.. but that was with cream cheese, this is a lot healthier and lighter too! Yumm

    1. thank u so much charul… yes it is much lighter than it's original version… πŸ™‚

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