February 19, 2009

Microwave Chocolate Pudding

I am not a big fan of puddings. But when I announced the theme for MEC, I was reminded of the pudding recipe in the book that came along with the microwave. So decided to give a try. It was very easy to make and got pretty decent result too. The original recipe has gelatin in it. I replaced it with china grass. You can whip up a pudding with very few ingredients and in less time.

You need

1 cup milk

2 tspn cocoa powder

1 tbspn china grass

1/2 tspn vanilla essence

2 tbspn powdered sugar

1/4 cup water


1 tblspn Sweet cream

few glazed cherries


In 1/4 cup of warm water, mix china grass and keep aside to dissolve. In a microwave safe bowl, mix milk,vanilla essence, powdered sugar. Microwave at 100% power for 5 minutes. Make sure your bowl is big enough that milk doesn't overflow on boiling. Now add the dissolved china grass to the bowl. Mix and microwave at 60% power for 3 minutes.

Transfer it to the serving dish. Leave it, till it reaches room temperature. Refrigerate and serve chilled. Garnish with sweet cream and cherries/strawberries.

This is the entry to MEC:Puddings guest hosted right here, an event started by Srivalli.


  1. I love pudding and it is is with chcolate i adore them.
    Never made a pudding in MW.
    Yours look beautiful, love the cherries on top.

  2. The pudding is looking very nice. Very beautiful decoration.

  3. love the way you have presented it...looks delicious..very true, you can whip up a dessert just with a few ingredients..

  4. The garnish looks very pretty, Jayasree. I am yet to try chinagrass. I have a packet to open - probably I should make it into a pudding:)

  5. I am not a fan sweets, period! :D

    This pudding looks so yummy and easy, just like your Kollu Pongal! I couldn't believe the yummy taste of Pongal, thanks for that too.

    You can send this to Dibs "Kitchen Masterpieces" event, you have made a lovely design!

  6. Hi Jaysree,

    The pudding looks nice...Seems to have a nice texture and nice presentation...Great Job!!!

  7. Wonderful pudding I especially love the deco!

  8. Pudding looks perfect...this is something Lovely like the cake I had made.:)..

  9. That's a very easy recipe. Have to try it out. Actually I have not tried anything with china grass yet.

  10. Thats such a lovely one jayasree...and the design is so cute...!

  11. Looks lovely! I just made microwave thair vada the other day - now must quickly think of a dersert too for your event!

  12. hi,
    i am a big fan of pudding.Never tried it but now this microwave pudding recipe seems easy so surely gonna try this & tell you how this turned.wait for my reply.

  13. Thank you all for your lovely comments.

    HC, chocoholics will surely like it.

    Harini, do try and post a pudding recipe with china grass. I have some more of it left to finish it off.

    Ashakka, glad you liked the taste of pongal. As for Dibs' event, i think the deadline is over, nevertheless will try if she accepts.

    Dibs, you have still time left. So cook and send it me. Looking forward to your entry.

    Thanu, Welcome to my blog. Do try and am waiting for your feedback.

  14. woww.. look at that.. choco pudding looks lovely.. i am big chocoholic. would love to make.

  15. Hi,
    Thank you for visiting my blog & welcoming me.
    Surely i will try this pudding &
    let you know.

  16. the pudding looks delicious, especially with the cherries on top!! yummy!!

  17. Wow this sounds an easy recipe,quick and delicious.Good one!

  18. Iam not such a big fan of puddings either .. But I love anythng that has chocolates .. looks delicious

  19. This pudding is just mouth-watering! And would keep me busy in the kitchen, again. My elder boy is coming home next week from hostel. I think this would be just perfect him. This sounds so tasty.


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