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September 16, 2014

CHINA GRASS PUDDING/AGAR AGAR PUDDING RECIPE

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agar agar pudding recipe

China grass well known as agar agar is a type of gelatin extracted from Sea weed.It is called as “Kadal paasi” in Tamil.It is available in the form of strands and powder.It is mainly used for making jellies,puddings and custard all over Asia.Once Sendhil told me about china grass halwa he tasted in his office.He told its very good for health and the best body coolant in summer.So i too wanted to try halwa with it and bought a packet of Bakers china grass.At that time i was not aware of other china grass recipes like china grass pudding and china grass payasam/kheer.When i was browsing for some simple agar agar recipes,i got it here.Its an easy dessert recipe with agar agar & milk.I made it in two flavours.One by adding rose milk essence and other one adding vanilla essence.Raksha loved the white one.Myself & sendhil liked the pink pudding.Soon i must try varieties of this pudding using tender coconut water,mango & pineapple.Its a quick fix and healthy,Indian dessert recipe.Do try it for your kids and yourself.You will love it !

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China grass/Agar agar pudding recipe


China grass/Agar agar pudding recipe Easy,yummy,healthy pudding recipe using China grass/Agar agar.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dessert
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 15 Minutes
Cook time: 30 Minutes
Total time: 45 Minutes


INGREDIENTS
1 cup - 200ml
  • China grass/Agar Agar - 5 gm ( I used bakers,half of 10gm packet)
  • Milk - 2 cups
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup ( I used 3/4 cup)
  • Vanilla essence - few drops ( for white pudding)
  • Rose milk essence - few drops ( for pink pudding)
METHOD

  • In a wide bowl,take 3/4 cup of water.Add the china grass and let it soak for 10 -20 minutes.In the mean time,boil milk & add sugar.Keep it boiling in low flame.
agar agar pudding step by step picture
  • Take the soaked china grass along with water and boil in medium flame.China grass will melt and mixes with water.Stir it well until they dissolve completely.
agar agar pudding step by step picture 1
  • Now add this china grass water through the strainer to the boiling milk.Keep the flame medium and mix well for a minute.Switch off.Milk won't become thick now.It would be in the same consistency.It will set once it starts to cool down.Then divide the milk in two different shaped bowls.Add vanilla essence to one bowl and rose milk mix to the other. Mix well.Let the milk cool down. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • It would be well set.Remove and serve immediately.

agar agar pudding step by step picture 2
Enjoy !

Note

  • In the original recipe,it was mentioned to use cardamom powder.But I used vanilla essence.
  • U can also add few tbsp of condensed milk for more thick & rich taste.In that case,u should reduce sugar accordingly.

Which one are you going to make,pink or white pudding Winking
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35 comments :

  1. o my goodness.. pudiing looks just great :)

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  2. this is my go-to when I run out of ideas for making a pudding for gatherings... only thing is that I add condensed milk instead of sugar for extra richness... love the shapes and the pics... :)

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  3. Love the shapes....... Looks yummy and glazing !

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  4. Yummy pudding,nice clicks pink pudding r tempting me to grab

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  5. Great looking pudding, looks inviting!

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  6. Delicious pudding and very tempting clicks..

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  7. i didn't try pudding, but ungalodathu paarthathum seiyanum pola ullathu...
    lovely presentation..

    http://kurinjikathambam.blogspot.in/

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  8. Pudding Looks so yum!!! Just mouthwatering clicks!! I have a been silent reader of your blog for sometime and love the way you present each recipe. Happy to follow you sis... Would be glad if you could drop in my blog at your leisure!

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    1. Thank u Ree :) I will sure visit your blog :)

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  9. Pudding looks so colourful and perfect.great presentation!!!!!

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  10. Wow..Superb Chitra. China grass is lying in my pantry since long time. Will try this weekend. Liked the simplicity..

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    1. Thanks Esther.Do try n let me know your feedback :)

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    2. Hi chitra, tried it yesterday. It was very good. Pl clarify my doubt, when i added teh china grass mix to the milk, the milk became watery and i kept it in the stove for more 10 min. The pudding was thick.

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    3. Thanks for trying Esther.After adding the china grass,milk becomes slightly watery as we are adding around 1/2 cup of china grass melted water.But there is no need to keep it in the stove for more time.Just stirring for a minute or two is enough for china grass to mix with milk and to leave its raw smell.Even though the milk is slightly watery,it will set in the refrigerator.If we keep mixing in the stove for longer time,it will become thick like cornflour paste.so please keep it for lesser time when u make it next time.:)

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  11. Hi Chitra, am a regular visitor of ur blog and loved all ur recipes.. I tried many of them and came out super.. Thanks for ur wonderful recipes dear.. I have small doubt regarding homepage..In ur site the posts are in order and for every post beside the image ur description was there.. But in my blog under the image description is coming..So I wanted me to change in ur mode.. Will u please tell me how to change that?

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    1. Hi Esther,Thanks for your sweet words. Please give me your mail id. I will write about it.OR send me a mail. :)

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  13. Happy to see ur reply Chitra.. :) my id: estherrani425@gmail.com
    waiting for ur mail..

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  14. wow! super.. My daughter loves this. As soon as it is made she starts tasting it even before it gets set.. Nice presentation Chitra..

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  15. hello
    i make this.
    but this very soft i take piece in hand its break.
    how to i hard some.

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    1. Next time try adding less water or milk.You can make pieces.

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  16. hi chitra, could you please kindly tell me the ratio to be added if I want to use the agar agar powder packet, how many teaspoons in how much water should be dissolved? thank you

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    1. Hi,please use 1 tsp of powder for the given quantity.i think it will work.Iam not sure.

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  17. I used 10gms of China grass soaked to 3/4lts of milk&strained.used different flavours in different bowl &kept it in freezer to set but in vain,it was not set even after 9 hours. What went wrong?can u please guide me

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    1. Hi
      The reason may b due to China grass is not melted n mixed with mik or quantity maybe wrong.please follow the quantity givenin the recipe.it shud work.thanks

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    2. Hi
      The reason may b due to China grass is not melted n mixed with mik or quantity maybe wrong.please follow the quantity givenin the recipe.it shud work.thanks

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  18. Hi Chitra. My mom taught me this recipe and I loved the vanilla flavoured ones too.but recently I've run out of china grass and it's nowhere in Delhi I can find it.I found only gelatin or china grass powder.My mom said powder is not good.So does gelatin work as replacement for grass?how much should I use for half litre milk? Please help me

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    1. Hi,I am not sure about using gelatin or powder.Sorry.

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