Chikoo Cheesecake with Toasted Coconut Cardamom Parle G Crust Indian Fusion Dessert

Easy, no bake chikoo cheesecake. Chikoo has delicious notes of caramel. Paired with a toasted coconut and cardamom crust.
Chikoo cheesecake toasted coconut cardamom Parle g indian fusion

Indian Fusion Dessert – Chikoo Cheesecake!

Chikoo is one of my favorite fruits and tastes so good with cheesecake, hence this Indian fusion dessert. It is a no bake cheesecake recipe which is the best part, especially for these hot summer days. Chikoo brings back memories of trips back to India. You may know chikoo by the name sapota. It has roots in Mexico and found its way to Asia. To me, chikoo has delicious notes of caramel so turning it into a cheese cake layer seemed like a no brainer. When I served it on a cheeseboard last Diwali I discovered how well it goes with cheese.

If you love chikoo, try Chikoo Milkshake or Chikoo Mousse.

Indian Fusion Cheesecake With Chikoo

Although chikoo is not as easily found fresh in USA, it is very easily found frozen in Indian grocery stores.  I see it sold canned as well in other grocery stores such as Wegmans and Shop-Rite. As a result, this will be quite easy to whip up!

The crust is also so good.  If you do not have chikoo I would make the cheesecake with the toasted coconut and cardamom Parle G crust.  I would top it with whipped cream and extra toasted coconut for a yummy spin.

There are health benefits to chikoo as well such as rich in vitamins A and C.  It also as anti-inflammatory elements.  I found this article outlining benefits.

Ingredients

The ingredients for this Indian fusion dessert are simple!

For the toasted coconut cardamom crust:

  • Parle G (or graham crackers)
  • Cardamom
  • Coconut powder
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar
chikoo cheese cake ingredients
frozen chikoo

Making the Toasted Coconut Cardamom Parle-G Cheesecake Crust

chikoo cheesecake toasted coconut cardamom crust

Making the Chikoo Cheesecake Filling

Chikoo Cheesecake Layers

This cheesecake has layered cheesecake mix with chikoo puree.  Here’s the order:

  1. Crust
  2. Cheesecake
  3. Chikoo Puree
  4. Cheesecake
  5. Chikoo Puree
  6. Cheesecake 

I would just divide each mix into the needed amounts. First eyeballing the amounts needed and then pushing the mix to different sides of the bowl they are in. 

chikoo cheesecake

Substitutions

Parle-G can be substituted with graham crackers

Can chikoo cheesecake be frozen?

Yes! It is the perfect dessert to make ahead of time. I make the chikoo cheesecake by refrigerating overnight and putting into the freezer for about 2 ½ hours before serving.

Conversely you can freeze the cheesecake and let it sit out about 1 and half hour before eating.

Chikoo can definitely be frozen.  In fact, I used frozen chikoo as fresh chikoo is not readily available in the US.  It can be found at all grocery stores.

My cheesecake didn’t set!

I would just freeze it 2 hours – 2.5 hours before serving.  It will come together and may be due to the heavy cream not being whipped enough.

Chikoo cheesecake toasted coconut cardamom Parle g indian fusion

Chikoo Cheesecake – Toasted Coconut Cardamom Parle G C

Shilpa Joshi
Easy, no bake chikoo cheesecake. Chikoo has delicious notes of caramel. Paired with a toasted coconut and cardamom crust.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 hrs 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, indian fusion
Servings 12
Calories 384 kcal

Equipment

  • 9 " springform pan

Ingredients
  

Cheesecake Crust

  • 2 cups Parle G crumbs 3 packages (12 in each)
  • 1 cup coconut fine shredded
  • 8 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar

Chikoo Cheesecake

  • 2 packages frozen chikoo 12 oz each room temperature
  • 16 oz cream cheese full fat, room temperature
  • cup heavy cream
  • cup sour cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • whipped cream for topping
  • chikoo slices for topping

Instructions
 

Toasted Coconut Cardamom Parle G Crust

  • Toast coconut on stove on medium flame until just begin to brown and it becomes flagrant. Set aside to cool.
  • Blitz Parle-G in a food processor to a crumble.
  • Combine Parle G crumble, coconut, cardamom in a bowl.
  • Melt butter and sugar.  Pour into dry ingredients. Stir to combine well.
  • Firmly pack into springform pan.  Use bottom of small bowl or cup to help press mixture into pan (can also use hands). Line pan with crust on bottom and sides firmly.
  • Freeze until ready to add cheesecake mixture.

Chikoo Cheesecake

  • Blend defrosted chikoo into a smooth puree in blender. Set aside.
  • Beat whipped cream until smooth, adding in powdered sugar until combined.
  • Mix in sour cream and vanilla extract. Set this mixture aside in large bowl.
  • Whip cold heavy cream with cold whisk until stiff peaks form. Highly recommend mixer such as Kitchen Aid or hand held electric whisk. I used speed 8 on Kitchen Aid for 6 minutes.
  • Carefully mix in whipped cream with cream cheese/sour cream mixture. Divide into 3 sections in bowl. 
  • Take out spring form pan with crust from fridge.  Layer cheesecake and chikoo puree.  Three layers cheesecake mix and two layers of chikoo puree. Starting and ending with cheesecake mix.
  • Cover and refrigerate 5 hours or overnight.  I often put it in the freezer for 2 hours before serving to easily make clean slices.
  • Decorate with whipped cream and chikoo slices.  Remove from springform pan and serve!

Notes

Substitute graham crackers for Parle G if not available

Nutrition

Calories: 384kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 99mgSodium: 206mgPotassium: 107mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 1148IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Chikoo Cheesecake with Toasted Coconut Cardamom Parle G Crust Indian Fusion Dessert”

  1. 5 stars
    What if I mix chicku puree in cheesecream, whipped cream? And if add little bit of geltin just to set it correctly, say 20 GM’s for roughly 1 Kg cheesecake?
    And yes I’m in india so getting fresh chikus is not a problem.
    Thanks

    1. Hi Sidhdarth – You can definitely try and I would think it would work, just not sure of exact amounts. I have not used gelatin as it is not vegetarian and this is a vegetarian blog. Thanks for stopping by!

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