Mango Lassi Pudding with Chia Seeds

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Mango Lassi and Chia Seed Pudding Amid the hustle and bustle of a great summer weekend, I discovered two things, I can easily grown my own fenugreek and chia seeds are a lot of fun. The fenugreek, now joins the herbs that I have been playing with this year, and I shall save fenugreek tales for a different day as this post is about chia seeds. I am not sure what made me pick these seeds up this weekend, however, I am constantly looking and bringing new things into the house, some become a part of my ongoing culinary repertoire and looks like these tiny black seeds that are a powerhouse of nutrition just might be one of them.

The kids were not sure of what they were, so they told me that they liked the new mustard seeds. I started with adding them to my morning smoothie on Saturday and on Sunday, we had a new dessert that tasted and looked really pretty and is such an easy fix. because these delightful seeds actually a lot like tapioca, when tossed into a pudding. They have a fairly neutral taste and are a powerhouse of nutrition with all the good things that you can think of, protein, fiber and minerals to name a few. But, frankly what I love is that it can conver my favorite summer drink into a pudding in no time. Since, these seeds need no cooking, they are really great on a summer’s day when you do not need to fuss around in a hot kitchen.

Yes, this dessert is a pudding  version of the mango lassi, a slightly richer thicker variation of the strawberry and banana lassi that I had shared with you a few weeks ago.  The best part of this is it is almost guilt free. We have some great mangoes out and about these days, and mangoes are one of the few offshore indulgences I cannot live without.

Mango Lassi Pudding with Chia Seeds

Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A cool and pretty mango and yogurt pudding, that is done with minimal attention.

Ingredients

  • 11/2 cups of whole Greek Yogurt
  • 3 mangoes
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk
  • Sliced Almonds to Garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the Greek Yogurt in a blender.
  2. Peel the mangoes and cube them, reserving some of the cubes for garnishing and add the remaining cubes into the blender.
  3. Add in the maple syrup, coconut milk puree the mixture until smooth.
  4. Pour in a bowl and stir in the chia seeds, you can place the pudding into individual serving bowls and chill for at least an hour.
  5. Garnish with the cubed mango and almonds and serve.

Notes

Most of the time is for chilling.

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Mango Lassi Pudding with Chia Seeds

Prep/Cook Time: 11/2 hours (mostly to chill the pudding)

Serves 4

Ingredients

11/2 cups of whole Greek Yogurt

3 mangoes

1/3 cup maple syrup

1/3 cup coconut milk

1/4 cup chia seedsSliced Almonds to Garnish

Method of Preparation

Place the Greek Yogurt in a blender.

Peel the mangoes and cube them, reserving some of the cubes for garnishing and add the remaining cubes into the blender.

Add in the maple syrup, coconut milk puree the mixture until smooth.

Pour in a bowl and stir in the chia seeds, you can place the pudding into individual serving bowls and chill for at least an hour.

Garnish with the cubed mango and almonds and serve.

 

 

 

 

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Rinku Bhattacharya, the Spices & Seasons blogger, is a daytime financial professional, who spends the rest of her time immersed in food. Rinku is the author of the blog, Spice Chronicles (formerly,Cooking in Westchester), where she shares her life experiences, original recipes that combine Indian spices with produce from her backyard and local farmers markets. Rinku is blessed with a gardener husband, who always surprises her with a prolific and fresh supply of produce to keep her creative instincts flowing. Rinku has been teaching recreational cooking classes for the past six years. Rinku is also the author of the Bengali Five Spice Chronicles an award winning (Gourmand 2013) cookbook, that highlights and offers many simple Indian recipes off the beaten path. Her second cookbook, Spices and Seasons, uses the approach in this column and marries Indian flavors with local and seasonal produce. Rinku can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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