Aunty Geeta’s String Pudding

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
30 Minute Mowgli: Fast Easy Indian from the Mowgli Home Kitchen

By Nisha Katona

Published 2021

  • About

When Aunty Geeta would come and visit, we would frisk her at the door for two things: the first was her prawn/shrimp curry and the other was this fantastic string pudding. It’s basically a really homely rice pudding, but uses very fine vermicelli instead of the rice, making it stringy and fun and delicious.


  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 120 g/ oz fine vermicelli noodles


  1. Melt the ghee in a large pan over a medium heat. Once the ghee has melted, add the dried vermicelli noodles to the pan and fry for around 2 minutes, until golden brown and well coated in the ghee.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, then pour the milk into the pan and heat until it reaches a gentle simmer. Add the sugar and stir the mixture until the sugar has dissolved, t