Pistachio- Saffron Pudding- Easy Pista Pudding Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 6 People
  • Milk, whole or skim- 2 cups
  • Sweetened condensed milk- ¾ cup (based on your sweet level)
  • Pistachios, unsalted and shelled- ¼ cup
  • Saffron- 2 pinches, soaked in 1 tbsp water
  • Agar-agar strands, 1 inch strands- ½ cup (or use 2½ tsp powdered Gelatin)
  1. In a food processor, coarsely grind the pistachios. Don't make into fine powder. Keep aside.
  2. In a small saucepan, add ½ cup agar-agar strands along with 1 cup water. Heat the pan over medium heat and let the agar-agar dissolve in water, stirring occasionally.
  3. If using Gelatin- Sprinkle 2½ tsp gelatin over 3 tbsp cold water and let stand for 5 minutes till gelatin softens.
  4. Place another large saucepan over medium heat, add milk and condensed milk, combine well and let heat for 5 minutes.
  5. Taste and add more condensed milk based on your sweet level.
  6. Add the saffron to the milk, combine well.
  7. Add the coarsely ground pistachios to the milk, combine well.
  8. Lower the heat and let the milk simmer for a couple of minutes.
  9. Now, add the dissolved agar-agar to the milk mixture (or softened gelatin), you could strain it to remove any undissolved strands.
  10. Combine well and remove the pan from the heat.
  11. Let cool down for a few minutes.
  12. Pour into individual ramekins or dessert bowls.
  13. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until the pudding has set well.
  14. While serving, you could garnish with more pistachios.
  15. Enjoy the delicious pistachios and saffron pudding.
Recipe by Cooking with Thas - Healthy Recipes, Instant pot, Videos by Thasneen at https://www.thasneen.com/cooking/pistachio-saffron-pudding-easy-pista-pudding-recipe/