Easy Guava Pudding - Perakka Pudding
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4 People
 
Ingredients
For making guava puree
  • Ripe guavas- 4 (I used small sized guavas, see the picture)
  • Milk- 1 cup
For making pudding
  • Milk- 3/ 4 cup
  • Sweetened condensed milk- 6 tbsp
  • Agar-agar strands, 1 inch cut- 1/ 2 cup dissolved in 1/ 2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Use ripe guavas.
  2. I used 4 small sized guavas, if using large sized guavas use 2 of them.
  3. Peel off the skin and roughly dice them.
  4. Into a blender, add the diced guavas along with 1 cup milk, puree at high speed. The seeds won't blend well so you need to strain the pureed guava.
  5. Pour the pureed guava through a strainer, keep aside the pureed guava and discard the seeds.
  6. If the pureed guava is too thick and not flowing through the strainer, add some more milk, puree for a second and then strain it.
  7. Place a saucepan over medium heat, add milk and condensed milk, let the mixture come to a slight boil.
  8. In the meantime, in another small saucepan, combine ½ cup agar- agar (cut into 1 inch long) and water. Place the pan over medium heat, let the agar agar completely dissolve in water.
  9. When the milk-condensed milk comes to a slight boil, add the pureed guava and combine well.
  10. Cook the mixture for a minute (don't boil or over cook after adding pureed guava).
  11. Add the melted agar-agar, combine well and remove from the heat.
  12. Let the mixture cool down a bit.
  13. Grease the ramekins or dessert bowls with non-stick cooking spray so that the pudding after it has set would fall nicely onto the dessert plate.
  14. Divide the pudding mixture into the bowls.
  15. Refrigerate for an hour or until set.
  16. While serving, run a knife along the sides of the pudding. Cover the ramekin with a dessert plate and flip it over, tap on the bottom of the ramekin, the pudding will fall nicely onto the plate.
  17. Garnish with sliced guavas and enjoy.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas at http://www.thasneen.com/cooking/easy-guava-pudding-perakka-pudding/