Roasted Figs with Cardamom Yogurt make for a delicious quick fix when a dessert is the need of the hour. The colors on this dessert are really beautiful and the taste is even better, so get ready for some lip-smacking eye candy!
I hate dry figs, but I love fresh ones. So imagine my excitement when I saw a box of fresh figs at the market the other day. To be honest, I can finish an entire box just by myself, but this time I decided to exercise restrain as I wanted to try cooking with them. I used half the batch to make my Spiced Lamb and Figs, and the other half for this roasted fig with cardamom yogurt and honey. It made for an elegant dessert, both in how it looked and tasted, and I must say I am really happy with it!
Quick Walk Through: Roasted Figs with Cardamom Yogurt
Why You'll Love This Dish
- A really quick and simple dessert that looks elegant and tastes delicious!
- Perfect to make for a large crowd
- Requires only 5 ingredients and most of them are Indian pantry staples
- Super beginner friendly
Ingredients You'll Need
Figs: Try to find figs that are fresh and ripe, but still have that bite to it. This is essential to prevent them from getting too mushy once cooked.
Honey: For flavor and sweetness.
Vanilla Bean: To add a another layer of flavor. Don't skimp on this as it instantly takes this dessert a notch higher!
Yogurt: I have used plain Greek yogurt for this recipe.
Cardamom: Ground to a fine powder for flavor and garnish.
Frequently Asked Questions
I wouldn't recommend this. Greek yogurt is a lot thicker and creamier as compared to curd, which is essential for this recipe. Using curd will make this dish a lot runnier instead of creamy.
I love how the figs held their shape while roasting, but just a little squeeze and the juices started oozing out. For some reason, every bite made me feel like I'm in Turkey or some place exotic like that. Try it, and I promise you'll fall in love too!
Roasted Figs with Cardamom Yogurt
- 6 Figs fresh , halved
- 4 tablespoon Honey divided
- 1 Vanilla Bean optional
- ½ cup Yogurt or Curds thick
- 1 tablespoon Cardamom powder
- Spoon yogurt into a fine mesh sieve and let the whey drain overnight or for a couple of hours to make hung curd. I didn't plan ahead, so I ended up draining mine for only a half hour. This made no difference to the taste.
- Pre-heat oven to 200 degree celsius.
- Arrange figs on a roasting pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons honey. If using slit the vanilla bean, scrape out the seeds and toss seeds with figs.
- Place in the oven and roast for 20 minutes.
- Mix cardamom powder in the yogurt and let it stand for ten minutes.
- To serve, place 2-3 figs in each bowl, spoon yogurt on top and drizzle with remaining honey and fig juices collected in the pan.