A delicious 3 layer mousse cake with the flavours of chocolate & orange and millet flour as the base. A must try for those looking for a gluten free option to celebrate!
1. Foxtail millet is known as 'kangi' in Hindi, 'thinai' in Tamil & 'navane' in Kannada. If you have no access to ready made flour you can use 100 grams of the grain and dry roast it lightly on a hot skillet. Cool completely before powdering it in a coffee grinder or dry mixer jar of your mixie. For best results sift the ground flour a couple of times and re-grind to achieve a fine powder. If you grind it only once you may end up with gritty flour that won't taste very good in the cake. 2. If you wish to make two layers of the mousse then divide the whipped cream into 3 parts (roughly). To 2/3rds of the portion, add the melted chocolate and to 1/3rd of the portion add approximately 1/4-1/2 cups of icing sugar (begin with 1/4 cup, taste as you go and add more only if required). Now add the chocolate mousse over the cake first and top it up with the plain white whipped cream and smoothen. 3. Desi Uthana in Mangalore is located in the ICICI Bank building above Madhu Bazaar (near the Post office), Hampankatta. They also have stores in Bangalore & Hubli. All details can be found on their website. 4. Foxtail millet is also available at Lulu hypermarket, Karama, Dubai in the section where semolina is available. For those of you living in other countries do check your local Indian store or purchase it online.