Saturday, November 12, 2011

Plantain and Coconut Milk Pudding

This is a very unique dish we make for special occasions like welcoming our new year , the beginning of Eid . It is the best thing I have ever tasted especially the one my mom makes and I don't think anyone makes it like her . The soft ripened plantains are cooked in a delicious creamy coconut milk . It tastes really fresh and I think this is a new thing for many of you out there , so here goes.....


INGREDIENTS

1 coconut freshly grated
2 large ripe plantains cut into chunks
1/4 cup basmati rice soaked for at least two hours
3 tbsp split chick peas soaked for at least two hours and cooked
1/2 cup or more ( according to your taste ) sugar
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp cardamom powder

METHOD

The main thing is the fresh coconut milk in this dish so add 1/2 cup of water to the grated coconut and grind it in the blender really well . Now sieve this and set aside the milk ( you get a thick milk from this )
Do not discard the coconut , put it back in the blender and add 1 cup water and repeat the process , grind it really well and sieve the milk . Do not discard the coconut , add 1 cup more of water and blend it again .
Sieve the milk and now you can finally throw away the coconut ;).
In a deep saucepan , add the last coconut milk and in this add the plantains chunks and cook it till soft , then add the chickpeas.
Meanwhile , when the plantain is cooking , add the second coconut milk in the blender along with the soaked rice and grind it really well .
Add this mixture to the saucepan and stir it really well , by now the mixture will start to thicken , add the sugar , salt and then the first thick milk .
Cook it till it starts to get thick .
Now turn it off the heat and set aside to cool .
You can have it warm or cold , it tastes wonderful both ways .


NOTE

Check if you have to add more sugar , add it according to your taste as the plantains can be sweet or the coconut milk can be sweet . 

7 comments:

  1. SO much coconut lovliness in this pudding! YUM!

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  2. TOOOOOOOOOOOOO deliciousssss,bookmarked!Thanks for ur visit n ur precious comment on my space.keep in touch.... glad to follow ur lovely blog...

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  3. Love the idea of adding chick peas to a dessert. I would've never thought of that!

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  4. This is very unique flavor pudding. I have never used plantain and coconurt milk together. Sounds interesting.

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  5. Shabs-I would never even imagine making a pudding with plantains...but of cours, it would have to be ripe, and sweet. Love the addition of the coconuts. Yumm, and delish, just like your blog title:D
    xoxo

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  6. WOW! When I think of pudding I think of sweet and cheating. :) This pudding is so full of healthiness that I would feel guilty about eating it at all!!!! It sounds and looks delicious!

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