Friday, July 6, 2012

Agar-agar & Milk Pudding (Cardamom flavored)

Agar-agar/China grass is a vegetarian substitute of Gelatin. Jellies can be made with agar-agar.. either plain or with coconut milk, condensed milk, normal milk or fruit juices. Here I have prepared Cardamom flavoured China grass pudding with Milk. Its a perfect cooler for the summer.
Ingredients
Agar-agar /China grass - 20 strands (~ 20grams)
Sugar-1/4cup
Milk -1 cup
Elaichi/Cardamom - 2
Food colour- few drops (optional)
Ice cube trays (optional)
Method
Cut the agar-agar strands into small pieces and soak it in a cup of water for 2-3 hours or overnight.

Take the soaked agar-agar in a sauce pan and heat it till the agar-agar dissolves..

Meanwhile, wash and keep your ice cube trays and 2 small bowls, food colour ready.
Crush the cardamom and keep it aside.

Heat milk in another sauce pan, bring it to rolling boil and simmer it for few minutes.
Then add sugar, let it dissolve completely.


Now add the dissolved agar-agar water with the milk. Mix it well, add the cardamom powder and put off the flame. Strain the mixture in a bowl.
Separate the agar-agar mixture into 2 small bowls, add a few drops of colour (blue) in one bowl and mix it well.

Spoon the mixtures into the ice cube trays. Fill them half way through and keep them in the refrigerator for 5 minutes.

Take it out and check whether they are settled. [Touch them with your finger, it its not sticking, that's it. If it sticks, keep it in the fridge for some more time.]

Now fill the ice trays with alternate colours, [i.e., white with blue, Blue with White] and keep them in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours. Healthy and delicious summer cooler is ready!

Take them out from the fridge, loosen the edges of the moulds using a small knife, squeeze the pudding out onto a tray and enjoy! :)
Note
Make sure that the agar-agar dissolves completely before adding it with any other taste enhancers.
Instead of using ice cube trays, you can use your choice of trays/bowl, let the pudding set & cut it into desired shapes.

23 comments:

  1. its very very cute and good looking pudding..

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  2. So cute and yummy looking puddings.
    Deepa

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  3. Hi Mahi ,

    looks AAAAwesome !!!

    Loved that cute shape

    and

    that my favourite colour Mahi :)))

    Keep on Dear...

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  4. Very Nice post with good pictures.

    Best Wishes. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. cute and yummy pudding..nice presentation..
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  6. Beautiful pudding n cute shapes.

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  7. awesome....love agar agar!..lovely color too!

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  8. wow looks so cute and beautiful pudding..
    http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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  9. The jelly stars look very pretty and your choice of colours are beautiful. Is this something you did for the 4th of July, Mahi? :) The stars kind of remind me of the American flag, that's why I ask.

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  10. They looks damn cute, lovely star shaped pudding.

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  11. Looks toooo good to eat Mahi.

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  12. yummy colorful pudding..nice photography

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  13. my favourite colour and star shape is very nice....

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  14. This is SO cute! The colors are so pretty, I love it!

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  15. really interesting and yummy ones, nice idea dear...Thank you for visiting my space dear :)

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  16. Thank you very much for the comments friends!

    @Rathai, nice interpretation dear! :) yeah, we can say that! Actually I prepared this a week prior to Independence day! :):)

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  17. color combination is soo good....

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  18. They look so cute and beautiful.. Nice one

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  19. oh!!!how cute they r?star shapes vth light blue..lovely colour..n thanx 4 step wise cliks.recently i bought A Agar. vl follow this steps 2 use it..

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