Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Muhallebi (Milk Pudding) ~ Monthly Mingle ~ Arabian Nights

This is my entry for Meeta's Monthly Mingle theme Arabian Nights. This dessert is ready in 10 minutes flat. Of course, you need to allow it to cool and set for about 2 hours. For a faster option, try putting the dessert in the fridge and it will set just like our conventional custard. The original recipe called for rose water and I skipped this step. Just use your imagination to flavor this pudding. You could add kesar color, top it with fruit slices, add mango pulp, etc. Here is the recipe.


5 tablespoons corn flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 pints (4 cups) milk
1 tablespoon rose water
1 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 tablespoon chopped pistachios

1. Dissolve the corn flour in milk in a pan. Ensure there are no lumps and the mixture is smooth.
2. Add cardamom powder, sugar, rosewater and mix well.
3. Place the pan on medium heat and stir till the mixture thickens. This takes about 7 to 8 minutes.
4. Transfer the pudding to a serving bowl, garnish with pistachios and set aside to cool.

I halved the recipe and ended up with one bowl of milk pudding.


swapna susarla said...

This sounds interesting..

Deepa Hari said...

Hi Lakshmi,
Milk pudding looks yummy...liked ur recipe...seems very simple...will give it a try.

FH said...

Ooh! I am loving all these Arabian dishes.Looks great LK! Where did you find this?I surfed the internet high and low for easy ones!:))

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Swapna.

Lakshmik said...

Do try it out Deepa. It is very easy.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Asha

Not sure where I found it. Will post the link if I find it again. BTW, I tried your recipe for Umm Ali. It was truly delicious.

Aahaar Vihaar said...

Milk pudding looks tempting. Ofcourse your recipe is so simple and seems easy to make. Will try out.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Aahar Vihar. You should try it out.

Sia said...

how simple is that lakshmi. dessert in 10 mins? sounds very interesting

Swapna said...

Great entry for MM. I love desserts that are ready in a jiffy. They come in handy when u have called guests.

musical said...

Delightful recipe, Lakshmik.

Quick, simple and delicious. Must try this :)

Viji said...

I have tasted it here with my Arab friends. It is so simple but tasty. Nice presentation Lakshmi. Viji

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Sia and Swapna. Do try it out and let me know.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Viji and Musical.

Richa said...

is anything left yet, or was everything gobbled up real quick
such a quick recipe, good one!

Meeta K. Wolff said...

A wonderful choice for the Arabian Nights. Thank you for your entry.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Richa

Not completely done yet. Have some left in my fridge.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks Meeta. Glad you liked it.

Pravs said...

hi,First time here.
This milk pudding looks yum!

Coffee said...

WOW!!!! Easy and quick!!!!! The plate looks good too :)