Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Thai Mango pudding or Custard

Thai recipes use coconut milk in abundance. Now that I've tried my hand on Malaysian food, Thai seemed a close counterpart. I got this recipe off the internet while searching for ways to put to use the left over coconut milk I had from the Malay curry. Coconut milk in dessert sounded like a good idea because I am not a lover of the texture and taste of coconut milk in curries. Plus, I had to go to a relative's house and wanted to take a token of warmth and sweetness with me. Home made desserts are received with a smile.
Coconut milk is lactose free and contains healthy fats as compared to whipping cream or evaporated milk. Unlike dairy products, coconut milk brings out and enhances the taste of the mango, plus adds that touch of richness you're looking for in a pudding. This recipe was easy to make and I knew I could never go wrong with a recipe that has a combination of mango, sugar, and milk!

Serves 3-4. No preparation required.

Ingredients:
1. 1/4 cup water.
2. 1/2 cup coconut milk.
3. 3 tablespoons sugar.
4. 3/4 cup kesar (saffron) mango pulp, sweetened.
5. 2-3 tablespoon corn starch or gelatin or agar agar to thicken the pudding.
6. Fruits (optional).

Instructions:
1. Mix water and cornstarch in a cup and then boil it.
2. Mix sugar into the boiling water to dissolve.
3. Add coconut milk and mango pulp and simmer to thicken.
4. Cool and set aside.
5. Refrigerate overnight.
6. Add chopped fresh fruits and mix well.

Scoop and serve in decorative dessert glass bowl. If possible, allow to sit in the fridge for another few hours, covered with cellophane wrap. Serve chilled.

P.S. This was a hit but I realized that some more coconut milk would not have hurt.

8 comments:

Varunavi said...

recipe sounds interesting,looks great :)

Leti Locatelli said...

Wow, sounds great. Could I replace the coconut milk with something else? I woudn't find coconut mil in winter here in Argentina. In any case, I can wait till summer to try it!
Regards from Buenos Aires (Argentina). Leti

Sia said...

mango and coconut, what a delightful combination! perfect dessert to for this summer.

Food Fanatic said...

Thanks, Varunavi. I stole those glass bowls from my sister's kitchen ;-)

Hi Leti, Thanks for passing by. I haven't tried this recipe with anything else but I would think half and half and thickened milk could be a close replacement. Let me know when you try it. I will be waiting to hear from you :)

Thanks, Sia!

Prathibha said...

wow dear thats an unusual combo dear..looks perfect n yummy with those fruits...

Thanks a Tonne for such encouraging comments in my blog...u made my day....I appreciate ur patience of writing comments for older posts too dear...Glad that u like that Tadka bread snack...Even I loved it when i prepared for the first time..will definitely come up with such more exciting recipes..

CHAITRA said...

Mango pudding sounds yummy.Lovely click~~
Drop in sometime

rekhas kitchen said...

ohhh this one look so delicious and beautiful mmmmmmm your mango pudding looks better then mine yaarlooks so colorful with lots of fruits

Srivalli said...

Thanks for the entry!

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