Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding

Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding

 

 

Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding | How to make mango pudding using china grass/agar agar | Gluten free and vegan friendly mango pudding |Homemade & easy, eggless mango pudding recipe with step by step instructions and pictorial presentation

Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding is easy, quick, Gluten free & vegan friendly, vegetarian dessert made with few easily available ingredients from your kitchen pantry. It is made of milk, mango, sugar, dry fruits and of course chinagrass/agar agar.

Mango lava ladoo, No bake mango cheesecake, and Mango melon smoothie/cold soup is the latest addition in my mango recipes collection.

What is China grass/agar agar

Chinagrass/agar agar is nothing but vegetarian gelatin, a setting agent widely used to make desserts all over Asia.

 

The best thing about china grass is that it sets on room temperature and not melt down in heat when kept outside.

It is available in powdered form and in the form of dried strands. While using china grass always cut it into small pieces and soak it beforehand to make anything.

China grass, a wonderful nostalgia

Today while writing this blog post about china grass, brings a wide smile on my face as Mom always used to make chilled chinagrass pudding in summer season. In those times having fridge was a luxury that we enjoyed thoroughly.

Mom used to add grapes, oranges, mangoes, or sometimes with only slivered dry fruits.

The same tradition of making this pudding in summer season is religiously followed by me as my Mom-in-law & Hubby dearest love it.

Craving sweets? What better than easy peasy Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding

During this period of lockdown fighting against pandemic CORONA, we all are going crazy making and  eating various desserts.

And while scrolling past one food group, I saw this beautiful mango dessert recipe shared by dear friend Ms.Chanda Advani. Then I decided, though it’s easy, but this recipe should definitely be on my blog as you all know, I generally shy away from sharing easy dessert recipes.

So here I am, sharing this easy mango pudding recipe with you all. Give it a try once and you will fell in love with this style of mango pudding.

So let’s get started……

 

How to make Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding

First assemble all the ingredients.

 

Snip half packet of china grass/agar agar into small pieces with scissors.

Soak this into 1/2 liter( pre boiled and cooled) milk for about 15 minutes. Keep it aside.

Chop 1 mango in small pieces.

Now boil milk with china grass. Keep the flame on low and stir continuously so that it dissolves completely.

Next add sugar and cardamom powder to this. Bring it to rolling boil and simmer for 5 more minutes.

After 5 minutes switch off the flame and strain the milk mix through sieve.

Cool it a bit and immediately mix chopped mangoes and dry fruits to it. As chinagrass sets on room temperature quickly you need to keep an eye on chinagrass.

Pour into desired molds or in a bowl. I have used patterned silicone molds for beautiful look.

Keep in the fridge to chill for 3 to 4 hours. Demold and serve with chopped dry fruits on the top.

Notes :

China grass sets quickly at the room temperature so pre prepare everything and then start making this dessert.

You can set china grass in small individual bowls or in shot glasses.

For this recipe I have used Alphanso mangoes.

Adjust the quantity of sugar according to sweetness of mangoes.

For Vegan Friendly options, use almond milk or coconut milk.

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Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding
 
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Mango China grass Pudding | Mango pudding is easy, quick, Gluten free & vegan friendly, vegetarian dessert made with few easily available ingredients from your kitchen pantry.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • China grass 5 gms
  • Milk ½ liter
  • Sugar 3 to 4 tablespoons
  • Cardamom powder ½ tsp
  • Mango cubed 1 big
  • Slivered Pistachios 4
  • Slivered Almonds 4
Instructions
  1. First assemble all the ingredients.
  2. Snip half packet of china grass/agar agar into small pieces with scissors. Soak this into ½ liter milk for about 15 minutes. Keep it aside.
  3. Chop 1 mango in small pieces.
  4. Now boil milk with china grass. Keep the flame on low and stir continuously so that it dissolves completely.
  5. Next add sugar and cardamom powder to this. Bring it to rolling boil and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  6. After 5 minutes switch off the flame and strain the milk mix through sieve.
  7. Cool it a bit and immediately mix chopped mangoes and dry fruits to it. As china grass sets on room temperature quickly you need to keep an eye on chinagrass.
  8. Pour into desired molds or in a bowl. I have used patterned silicone molds for beautiful look.
  9. Keep in the fridge to chill for 3 to 4 hours. Demold and serve with chopped dry fruits on the top.
Notes
China grass sets quickly at the room temperature so pre prepare everything and then start making this dessert.

You can set china grass in small individual bowls or in shot glasses.

For this recipe I have used Alphanso mangoes.

Adjust the quantity of sugar according to sweetness of mangoes.

For Vegan Friendly options, use almond milk or coconut milk.

 

 

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Mango China grass Pudding

 

 

 

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This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. Shailender Sharma

    Puddings are looking as beautiful as fairy tales. Using minimal ingredients, they are easy to make and I am sure tastes amazing too. Wish I could grab, though just one.

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed these puddings are so yummy and easy to make. You can have it all Shailender.
      Thank you

  2. Archana

    Cute china grass pudding. I loved the shape a lot n yes as kids we used to be so happy eating anything chilled especially China grass. You bring back memories

    1. Lata Lala

      Absolutely right Archana. Chinagrass was our favourite. Thank you for writing in.

  3. Seema Sriram

    Love these individually served mango pudding. It looks so beautiful and I can imagine with the milk jelly and mangoes you don’t need a better beat the heat recipe.

    1. Lata Lala

      These tasted divine Seema. Thank you for writing in.

  4. Vandana

    Very nice recipe and the photos are so appealing. I have recently ordered similar silicone molds online, yet to receive tham. After seeing photos I am even more excited to use them. Will try your recipe in those molds 🙂

  5. Mayuri Patel

    Beautiful created mango Chinagrass Pudding. Love the idea of using silicon molds, and each one has come out well without breaking. I think most of us have grown up enjoying china grass pudding. My mother in law use to make it often. She would set it in a steel plate and then cut them into squares and serve it.

    1. Lata Lala

      Yes I can relate to the steel plate as my mom used to set in big steel bowl and then used to cut into pieces while serving.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  6. Padma Veeranki

    Such a feast for the eyes…beautifully shaped & presented mango chinagrass pudding…So simple yet amazing recipe!! Thanks for bringing back memories!!

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed nostalgic for me too Padma. Thanks dear.

  7. Sapana

    The mango pudding looks so cute, I love the beautiful shape of it.I too love adding china grass in my puddings.

  8. Uma Srinivas

    Nicely presented mango chinagrass pudding! I will eat anything if there is mango in it. looks yummy!

  9. being vegetarian agar-agar or china grass is our first choice to set the puddings and this cute looking sounds so delish!

    1. Lata Lala

      Yes absolutely right Jagruti. Thank you.

  10. Sasmita

    vegan version using china grass or agar agar is an awesome idea for sure lata !
    I love these cute shapes which you have shared, i also shared few days back this type of pudding using coffee

    1. Lata Lala

      Yes I very well remember Sasmita your beautiful post about these beauties.
      Thank you for writing in.

  11. Vanitha Bhat

    Your mango puddings are so gorgeous and stunning; I seem to be just ogling at it! Love the way you have explained beautifully and using silicone molds is brilliant dear! Summers need something like these delicious beauties!

    1. Lata Lala

      These are so good Vanitha that itcannot be explained in words. Absolutely a fun summer treat to tickle your tastebuds.
      Thank you.

  12. Geetha

    Pudding looks lovely and it’s such a visual treat. Now I must search for such designer moulds! I can’t wait to try this recipe with my little girl.

    1. Lata Lala

      Geetha you can make them in individual small steel bowls with some kind of design or even without design it tastes same.
      Thank you for writing in.

  13. Jolly

    Wow, rose shaped mango china grass pudding looks really cute. Can see the amount of hardwork. They looks so beautiful, perfect and yummy!!

  14. Jayashree T.Rao

    Lovely mango pudding, loved your presentation. It looks beautiful and perfectly made for summer treat.

  15. Sweetz khatri

    5 stars
    It’s really so wonderful

    1. Lata Lala

      Glad to hear from you Sweetz. Thank you dear.

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