Mango pudding


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Jackfruit and Blue Ginger

Jackfruit and Blue Ginger

By Sasha Gill

Published 2019

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A favourite dessert in dim sum restaurants everywhere, this pudding is a promise of fruity, saccharine delight – ultra-creamy with just a tinge of tartness.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons agar powder
  • 1/3 cup (75 g) white sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup (250 ml) coconut milk
  • 1 cup (280 g) mango puree, from about 2 mangoes
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • chia seeds, coconut flakes and mint sprigs, to garnish


Put the agar into a saucepan with ½ cup (125 ml) water and bring to the boil, stirring constantly, then lower the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, place the sugar, salt, coconut milk, mango puree and lime juice in another pan and bring to a simmer.

Pour the mango mixture into the agar mixture and stir it in. As soon as it comes to the boil, take the mixture off the heat and pour into six ramekins or small bowls – do this carefully, so as not to create too many bubbles or splashes.

Chill for a minimum of 2 hours before serving, garnished with chia seeds, coconut flakes and mint sprigs.