In case you missed it in food trends, chia seed pudding is all the rage. What is chia seed pudding exactly? Well let us break it down into its parts.
Chia seeds are a species of flowering plant in the mint family native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala (Wikipedia). These seeds are considered a super food. They are high in fiber, calcium, and many other nutrients. They can be used in many ways outside of pudding, but let's focus on the pudding. What's pudding? Pudding is pudding...Google that one peeps.
This pudding was seriously inspired by Indian flavors. Now I realize that sounds a bit cliche, but I think that's okay since I'm Indian...? The flavors in this pudding are found in many Indian sweets. You've got rose, mango, coconut, and cardamom. I don't think you can go wrong with the marriage of those flavors. I sincerely hope it tastes good, otherwise that would be a serious waste of some chia seeds.
Indian Inspired Chia Seed Pudding
- 1/2 cup of chia seeds
- 2 cans of coconut milk
- 3/4 cups of mango pulp
- 1 tbs. rose water
- 4 cardamom pods, peeled and crushed
- Dash of salt
- Literally, mix everything together in a bowl, and store in the fridge for 8 hours.
You can eat this by itself or garnish with your favorite complimentary fruit!
|Not the most visually appealing, but yummy? :)|