Thursday, June 11, 2009

Honey Mango Pudding




Phew! Finally its summer time! The winter was very long and spring was no better. The temperature never climbed up even during spring and how I hated wearing winter jackets during May-June! Whenever the temperature rose, we immediately planned on something and by the time it was decided and we got dressed up, we were welcomed by a grayish cloudy sky that finally poured down wetting all our plans for the day. It seemed to me that my wait would never end until few days ago when the sun peeped out from the cloud cover and finally it felt so comforting to walk around in the brilliant sunshine enjoying the slight warm breeze...


Summer..and I'm reminded of mangoes. Brings back nostalgic memories of my childhood days at home picking and eating mangoes fresh from our backyard. Raw and ripe mangoes never failed to impress me and I was too happy to indulge even on raw mangoes with a dash of salt and chilly powder. The pantry would be stacked with different varieties of mangoes and then it would be a mini feast with pickles, mango curries, milkshakes, puddings, ice cream...Also during this season whenever I visit a friend's or relative's place there would be another welcomed treat with mangoes!


I was too happy to see few varieties of mangoes at my local grocery store and couldn't control my excitement on seeing my favourite Alphonso mangoes! I had bought few mangoes before and we felt it tasted bland-neither sweet nor sour and on seeing the ripe Alphonso, we didn't feel like having the other ones; when I decided to make a pudding out of it. It was a very long time since I had mango pudding or made one at home and since I had all ingredients in my pantry I decided to give it a shot. I always enjoy the puddings made at home since everything can be adjusted according to your taste and this one-Honey Mango Pudding is no exception. The combo of milk, condensed milk, honey, fresh mango puree imparts a creamy texture and a wonderful flavour that you may have it as such without any topping. A light dessert to go with any meal.And tastes so rich that you cannot stop yourself with a single scoop :)

Ingredients:
Whole milk - 2 cups
Condensed milk- 1/2 of 400g can
Honey - 2 tbsp
Mangoes - 2 medium sized
Gelatin - 3 tsp
Water for dissolving gelatin - 1/4 cup

Method:
  • In a sauce pan add condensed milk to milk and stir well until well incorporated.
  • Dissolve gelatin in water and stir well. Keep aside.
  • Double boiling technique is used for preparation. For this place a large pan with enough water on the stove top and place the small sauce pan with the mixture on this. Now heat at medium flame with continuous stirring, otherwise the condensed milk being heavier than milk may sink to the bottom and get burnt.
  • Continue cooking with continuous stirring till the water starts boiling in the pan below.
  • When steam starts coming out from the small saucepan(do not allow this mixture to boil) immediately turn off heat, add dissolved gelatin, stir well to remove any lumps and when the gelatin has completely dissolved, remove the sauce pan.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Meanwhile chop mangoes and blend them well in a blender.
  • Add the cooled mixture to the blender and again blend until well mixed. If you have a small blender you may have to do in batches.
  • Pour it into pudding moulds and refrigerate for couple of hours until well set. This pudding melts if kept outside and hence should be taken out of the refrigerator only during serving time.
  • If you wish you may unmould the pudding from the moulds and serve with a dollop of whipped cream, fruits or any other topping of your choice.
  • Enjoy honey flavoured creamy pudding!
This goes to:

Mango Mela event hosted by Srivalli of Cooking 4 all Seasons.


Original Recipes event hosted by Lore.


Pooja.

Other Desserts:

Caramel PuddingBlack Forest CakeChocolate CakeRich Chocolate CakeKheerCustardPalpayasamBrowniesVanilla Butter CakeRava Laddoo

76 comments:

Pavithra said...

Oh wow what wonderful color.. looking so good and tempting.. i am coming there reserve for me too.

Pooja said...

Thanks Pavithra :) Sure dear..you are most welcome! And come soon!

Priya said...

WOoww so cute and gorgeous mango pudding..looks terrific!

Pooja said...

Thanks Priya :)

VineelaSiva said...

Wow nice dish dear.Its so tempting.Can i have the plate.

Pooja said...

Thanks Vineela :) Oh sure..you amy atke as much as you like :D

Jenn said...

I never thought of matching honey with mango. Come to think of it. It's really a nice combination. Nicely done, Pooja. =)

Pooja said...

Thanks Jenn :) Well my husband prefers honey over sugar..so I have also developed a liking to it now :D

Shabs.. said...

You know what pooja, I just made a mango pudding yday. I shud say its my own recipe....I just mixed all the ingredients, that wud go and just finished its foto shooting today!!Yours looks gorgeous!!....I dono when i will be posting mine..~:)

Shabs.. said...

And you know what too is funny, I have same story as you, the mango was a bit sour and dint taste good, so nobody wud eat here. so my hubby asked me to make pudding ou of it before it goes bad. I also used a dish same as urs and a white background, But garnished it with raspberries. If u still have the pudiing, try it with raspberries, they go so well..just yum yum..

5 Star Foodie said...

Wow, that looks just heavenly! What a great combo of honey and mango - delicious!

Lisa said...

Summer is such a treat, just like this mango pudding! I would certainly like to have some of this for dessert tonight.

Sailaja said...

very tempting summer dessert....

Gita said...

What a gorgeous click Pooja...looks so tempting :)

doggybloggy said...

pooja you did it again - this is excellent - wow!

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Shabs :) And for the info too. Would garnish with raspberries next! Waiting eagerly to see your creation. Great to hear that you too made this the same day and in a similar situation :D

Pooja said...

Thanks Natasha :)

Varsha Vipins said...

That looks so good Pooja..I have never tried a pudding before with mangoes..usually ends up with pulisseri or smtng..:)

Pooja said...

Thanks Lisa :) Yes summer is definitely a time for treats!

Pooja said...

Thanks Ms.Sailaja :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Gita :)

Pooja said...

Thanks DB :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Varsha :) Do try it some time with mangoes. It gives a rich creamy texture!

Padma said...

That looks so delicious Pooja... perfectly shaped :)

Sweta said...

This looks absolutely heavenly-excellent Pooja!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Padma :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Sweta :)

Pooja said...

hey pooja the pudding looks so inviting.. can i have some???????
i too remember the days where i used to eat so many mangoes , actually sneaking to the terrace where my grand mom would have sundried for the pickles.. we cousins used to gobble of half of them.. was so much fun !

Pooja said...

Looking lovely pooja..drooling over that pudding..

ARUNA said...

wow looks so so so yummy Pooja......alll tempting!!!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Pooja :) Sure! Go ahead n grab a huge chunk. Yes how nice were those days. Used to do the same at my cousin's place every mango season esp when I had summer holidays!

Pooja said...

Thanks Pooja :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Aruna :)

Kalaivani said...

pudding looks so inviting and mouth-watering.

Pooja said...

Thanks Kalai :)

Priti said...

Yummy...wonderful pics gal..making me drool

Parita said...

Hey pooja mango pudding looks divine!!!

aquadaze said...

that pudding has a lovely colour...even I love alphonso, no matter how many varieties of mango I buy, alphonso is the one I like the most.

Cilantro said...

Love mangoes...what a great pudding,looks very very tempting.

Vrinda said...

Yummy pudding Pooja..perect for this hot summer,nice click..

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Priti, Parita, Aqua, Cilantro & Vrinda for your lovely words :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow what a dish... So creamy and yummy! I am drooling here...

Renuka said...

wow..nice color..looks so tempting...want some:)

Pooja said...

Thanks HCOF & Renuka :) Do give a try. Quick n easy to make too!

Lori Lynn said...

Sounds really tasty.
Like your decoration!
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Pooja said...

Thanks Lori :)

Renu said...

very nice presentation Pooja !!!

Hari Chandana said...

wonderful color..looks delicious and nice presentation :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Renu :)
Thanks Hari :) Do give a try some time!

Valarmathi said...

Very nice presentation. Looks yummy.

Vibaas said...

looks too tempting. love the color.

Uma said...

mmm. mango pudding looks tooo tempting Pooja! Beautiful presentation :)

Rush said...

this is amzing..too good to resist!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Valar, Vibaas, Uma & Rush :)

Sailaja said...

Congrats!!!! iam passing on an Award to you.Pl.accept it.See my blog for it.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks drool worthy.........feel like licking it right now....

Priyameena said...

Gorgeous presentation..I Love to have some pooja..

Ashwini said...

lovely presentation.... i got a question for u... can u visit paritha's site..i cannot view her posts or comment in her site...

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Ms.Sailaja for considering me and passing the award. You have made my day :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Lubna & Priya :) Why dont u go ahead and have some ;D

Pooja said...

Thanks Ashwini :) Sure will do!

Pooja said...

i have something waiting for you in my blog !

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Awesome.Looks so colorful,luv anything with mangoes.

Pooja said...

Thanks a lot Pooja for passing me the award..I feel so honoured! :)

Pooja said...

Thanks Dhanya :) I too love any dish with mangoes!

vidhas said...

Mango pudding looks awesome. Great clicks, surely i am going to try.

Lore said...

Oh wow, it looks so elegant and creamy!
Thanks for sharing your pudding with the Original Recipes Round-Up :)

ARUNA said...

This is such an easy dish , but instead of gelatin i'm gonna use egg and some essence to avoid the egg smell. so lets see how this is gonna turn out.
Cheers. :-)

ARUNA said...

This is such an easy dish. A Quick preperation.

Muneeba said...

YES! Love love love alphonsos ... this pudding looks incredibly luscious .. good going, Pooja!

Pooja said...

Thanks Vidhya :) Do try and I would love to hear ur verdict :)
Thanks Lore & welcome :)
Thanks Aruna :) Yes that is a great idea!
Thanks Muneeba :)

Yasmeen said...

Pudding is great with not so sweet mangoes,looks heavenly:)

Pooja said...

Thanks Yasmeen :) How right you are! Didnt know the fact until I made it :D

Ashwini said...

thanks for ur reply.. i foundout the culprit...

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Pooja the pudding looks very yummy and glossy!!! Delicious slurrp slurrp!!!

Pooja said...

Thanks Ramya :) Go ahead n have a scoop :)