Cheese Cake
A classic dessert recipe with a creamy crust and buttery biscuit base.
Chef Vicky Ratnani's Cheese Cake recipe

- African


- 4

Cooking Time

-00-00 Min


- Easy

Preparation Time

- 20 Min


  • 7 digestive biscuits
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup hung curd
  • 250 gm cottage cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod extract
  • orange zest
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 4 tsp coffee powder
  • A few basil leaves
  • Cocoa powder
  • Basil leaves


  1. 1

    To make the base grind digestive biscuit and melted butter.
  2. 2

    Mix hung curd, cottage cheese, sugar, vanilla pod extract, a few basil leaves, orange zest and fresh orange juice in a blender.
  3. 3

    Freeze the mixture for few minutes.
  4. 4

    Pour the base into small glasses or serving bowls, press to form a firm layer.
  5. 5

    Sprinkle some coffee powder on top of the base and place a basil leaf on it.
  6. 6

    Top up the base with the chilled mixture of orange basil cream with the help of a piping bag.
  7. 7

    Dust some cocoa powder on it and garnish with basil leaves.
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