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Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding

Mango chia pudding is a delightful dessert that has taken the health world by storm, and for good reason. This vegan and vegetarian-friendly dish is delicious and packed with many health benefits. This Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding is a perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth without sacrificing well-being.


Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding

Don't let the nutritional benefits of this pudding intimidate you. It's surprisingly easy to prepare, resulting in a delicious and healthy dessert you can be proud of.

The base of this pudding lies in chia seeds, tiny nutritional powerhouses. Chia seeds are a complete protein source for vegans, providing all nine essential amino acids the body cannot produce alone. They are also incredibly high in fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and gut health. This fiber content also keeps you fuller for longer, aiding in weight management. Mangoes, the show's star, are a tropical delight with essential vitamins. They are particularly rich in vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that helps boost the immune system and protects against cell damage. Additionally, mangoes are a good source of vitamin A, which is crucial for healthy vision and skin. The Indian twist in this recipe adds another layer of health benefits. Cardamom, a common spice in Indian cuisine, has anti-inflammatory properties and may aid digestion. Saffron, known as the "king of spices," possesses antioxidant properties and may even improve mood. Coconut milk, the creamy base of this pudding, provides healthy fats. While fat may seem counterintuitive in a healthy dessert, the healthy fats found in coconut milk can promote feelings of satiety and may even support heart health. This recipe cleverly uses maple syrup or honey as an optional sweetener. This allows you to control the sweetness level while enjoying a satisfying dessert. Compared to refined sugars, these natural sweeteners offer a lower glycemic index, meaning they cause less of a spike in blood sugar levels.

Mango chia pudding with Indian spices is a dessert that transcends taste. It's a nutritional powerhouse packed with fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals. What's more, it's vegan, vegetarian, and easily customizable, making it a perfect treat for everyone. Feel free to experiment with different fruits, spices, or sweeteners to create your own unique version of this delicious dessert. So, the next time you crave a sweet indulgence, whip up this tropical delight with a touch of India and experience a symphony of flavor and health benefits.

Serves - 4-5

Preparation Time - 15 mins

Cooking Time - 0 min

Total time - 15 mins + refrigeration time


Ingredients

Mangoes – 3 (ripe)

(2 mangoes pureed and 1 mango chopped in chunks)

Coconut milk – 2 cups

Chia seeds – 1/3 cup

Saffron strands- 1 pinch (15-16)

Cardamom powder – ½ tsp

Maple syrup/honey – 1 tbsp (optional)

Hot water – 1 Tbsp


Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding

Garnish (optional)

Roasted coconut flakes

Pistachio

Rose petals

Mint leaves

 

Directions

1.      Start by steeping saffron in 1 tbsp hot water.


Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding

2.      Take a large bowl. Add coconut milk to it. Add chia seeds and whisk them nicely to break all the lumps.


Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding

3.      Add mangoes, both pureed and chopped. Stir it nicely.

4.      Add cardamom, steeped saffron, and maple syrup (if required). Stir it nicely.


Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding


Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding

5.      Refrigerate it for at least 1 hour, garnish it, and enjoy it chilled.

 

Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding

Indian-Spiced Mango Chia Pudding


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Ananya Sharma
Ananya Sharma
7 days ago
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Delightful and yummy tummy recipe ...and most importantly it's easy to prepare....will try this for sure🤗😊

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kavjathan
kavjathan
Jun 29
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Yumm!!! Super!!!

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Shruti
Shruti
Jun 29
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Thank you! That makes my day!


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

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Guest
Jun 28
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Looks refreshing!

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Shruti
Shruti
Jun 29
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Thank you! It's the perfect summer dessert.

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