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Cardamom Milk Pudding

Picture by epicurious

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Here’s a healthy pudding for a change, made using fresh cardamom, arrowroot and pistachios.

Ingredients:
  • 3 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon green or white cardamom pods, slightly crushed
  • 1/3 cup arrowroot
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios or walnuts

Method:

  1. Bring milk, cardamom pods, and a pinch of salt just to a boil in a 2-quart heavy saucepan, then remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk together arrowroot and sugar in a large bowl, then whisk in hot milk mixture. Return to saucepan and simmer, stirring constantly, until thickened, about 2 minutes. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl, discarding solids. Chill pudding, its surface covered with wax paper, until very cold, at least 4 hours. Serve sprinkled with nuts.

 

Cooks’ note:

Pudding can be made 2 days ahead and chilled.