I'm very much familiar to this dish right from my childhood. In karaikal, my grandma has so many Muslim friends. They specially make this desserts for Ramzan. My paati reserves some of this pudding for me and my bro. She would take special efforts for the dessert to reach us ,..means she would be on her way to Thanjavur.. How sweet is this .....?!! ... I know....
Also called as agar agar. Nowadays,it's easily available in Indian shops . I got mine from an indian shop around here. For those who doesn't have any indian shops nearby can check out any chinese,vietnamese,korean shops. They also carry china grass.. It's also available in Powder form.
China grass / agar agar -- 2 tbsp
Water -- 1/2 cup
Milk -- 1 1/2 cups
Sugar -- 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp
Rose essence drops -- 1/4 tsp
Colour powder -- a dash ( i used lemon yellow )
In a pot add the agar agar and half cup of water. Bring it a boil . Cook the agar agar until it dissolves completely.
This may take upto 4 minutes. Then add the milk and combine well. Again bring this mixture to a boil. Add the colour powder,rose water drops and combine. Add the sugar too.
After that keep it in the refrigerator and cut into diamonds and serve chilled..
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