Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tapioca pudding

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Tapioca Pudding? I never knew anything beyond our 'Kappa puzhukku',Kozhikkaal and Kappa ularthu....Never knew that one could make pudding too with it until I came to this country and happened to stumble upon some white pearly granules with the name 'tapioca' on it in the local
  • Sainsbury shop
  • I took the packet out of curiosity and 'with the some day I'll use' phrase, stacked in my pantry and had blissfully forgotten until recently I rediscovered it while cleaning my pantry.A little bit of research on these cute pearls,which resembled sago(sabudana),told me that it can be used for pudding,Taiwan's drinks like bubble tea,tapioca jelly,as a food thickener,as a binder in pharmaceutical tablets etc.These pearly granules are basically flavourless and starchy and it seems that they are produced from treated and dried cassava (manioc) root...Well, I'm going to experiment more with these pearls...Let me start off with a sweet...So here goes my easy Tapioca Pudding recipe...
    Ingredients

    Tapioca granules-1 cup
    Milk-3 cups
    Sugar-4 tbsp(You can personalise it)
    Cardamom powder-1 pinch
    {Almond Essence/Vanilla essence-A drop or two(optional)-If you like saffron flavour you can use probably just two strands, I used a little more,and it was a bit too strong and slightly unpleasant}
    Salted Butter-1 tbsp.
    Roasted Almonds/Cashew-for garnishing

    Method:

    Take a deep bottomed Sauce pan.Soak the tapioca granules in the milk for 30 minutes in it.Cook the tapioca in milk over a slow fire till the milk is reduced in quantity and the pudding thickens.Add sugar,butter,cardamom and your flavouring agent. Mix well.Cook for another couple of minutes and transfer it to a pudding bowl.Serve it hot or cold as the choice may be!

    10 comments:

    RP said...

    Wow! You have something new everytime I visit your blog. Kudos to you! Keep up the good work please. I am too busy reading everybody's blogs that I rarely get time to post something in mine. :)

    shilpa said...

    Good one :).
    BTW...I figured out why I wasn't able to read your blog properly. It is fine in IE, but in Firefox, the template gets messed up :(.

    sudhav said...

    doc, recipe pls.looks so yummy...

    Nila said...

    I have seen only Tapioca Fries, this is new for me. I have showed your "Fried Chicken" photo to my family, from that day onwards they are asking me to prepare.
    I have linked your snake gourd recipe to my post, Is that o.k?

    shammi said...

    You gonna post a recipe for that? :)

    Shankari said...

    we are eagerly waiting for recipes

    sudhav said...

    thanks doc,im gonna look for tapioca granules during my next visit to indian grocery shops..

    Inji Pennu said...

    Can I make this with sabudana?

    sherin said...

    I have never seen those tapioca granules.Shall search for it next time.Thanks for the info.

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