Mango Pudding
4
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Ingredients
2
sachets/packets powdered gelatin
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½ c
water
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Seeds from 2 green cardamom pods, ground to a fine powder
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2 c
mango puree*
Each mango can from India contains about 850 g or a little over 3¼ cups of purée. It is also often called pulp, though the consistency is of a thick smooth liquid.
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2 tbsp
maple syrup*
These purees are often sweet enough, so I recommend tasting before you sweeten and adjusting the amounts accordingly.
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½ c
heavy cream
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2 tbsp
chopped pistachios
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Regardless of whether it was mango season or not, my family made this effortless mango pudding that was served with tea in the evenings or as light dessert after a heavy meal. All you need is a little time to let the gel set before you can serve it. Because the fruit is naturally very sweet, I don’t find the need to add any sugar. Just a sprinkling of fresh ground cardamom and a few chopped nuts for contrast and texture are all that is needed.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the gelatin over the water in a small bowl and allow to bloom for 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. While the gelatin blooms, mix the cardamom with the mango and maple syrup in a medium saucepan. Heat on low until it just starts to simmer, about 5 to 8 minutes. Whisk in the bloomed gelatin and heavy cream until smooth and no lumps remain.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat and divide the liquid between four individual ramekins or serving bowls. Cover the ramekins with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours until the mixture sets and is firm to touch.
  4. Garnish with chopped pistachios before serving.

Nik Sharma

Nik Sharma is an award-winning freelance food writer and photographer. He also writes a recipe-based food column for the San Francisco Chronicle called A Brown Kitchen and is also the author of the blog A Brown Table. He is currently working on his first cookbook, Season (Chronicle Books), which will be published in fall 2018. He lives in Oakland, California.

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