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Fresh Corn Pudding with Cardamom Flavor – To Whip Out a Decadent dessert Was never so Easy

27 July 2011 53 Comments

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Be ready to join a Pot luck party in the evening, oh..and please if you can prepare a dessert it would be great” *click and the line got cut. This was my dear hubby who has given me four hours time before I could be ready with the dessert, kids and myself for the evening party. Mom is the last word for me when zillions of cook books and Google searches fail to give a result that is satisfactory. The frenzied search for a Vegan dessert (the host of the party prefer vegan) went futile and I had to call mom for help. Without even taking a moment she suggested I make fresh Corn pudding after confirming that I had corn in my pantry.

Hah..how can I not remember this traditional dessert recipe my grandmother used to make during our summer vacation in her house, serving it in individual cute little earthen pots to each one of us. And those pretty earthen pots which I used to collect (snatch) from all of my cousins after they had licked out the last bit from it, wash them and adorn my room with. Well I made this sweet corn dessert with coconut milk and it was a huge hit with the kids and the elders. I was the dessert queen of the party πŸ™‚ and have lost count the number of times I had to parrot the recipe to my friends there.

Here is the quick and easy and healthy dessert recipe with very few ingredients to go in it;

Fresh Corn Pudding with Cardamom Flavor

Grated fesh sweet corn


(serves 2)

  • 1 medium size sweet corn
  • 1 cup coconut milk or normal skimmed milk
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cardamom powder
  • Edible silver foil (optional)
Fresh Corn Pudding with Cardamom Flavor

This is how it is served traditionally..

Method: The recipe require extremely soft, tender & fresh corn. Clean & prep the fresh corn and remove all the husk from it. There are two different ways you can take out the corn kernels from it;

  1. Grate the corn from all the side.
  2. Scrape the corn with a sharp knife and take out all the fresh kernels.

If the corn is soft and tender you can use it as it is, else grind it in a mixer and make a coarse paste.

If you want a vegan version and are using coconut milk you need to grate the flesh of coconut and squeeze it to take out the milk from it. I used store bought coconut milk in a sachet which makes the work easy.

Heat a heavy bottom pan and pour the coconut milk (or normal milk) in it. Bring it to boil and add the grated fresh corn into it. Let it boil on medium heat. Keep stirring the mixture to avoid scalding of milk.

Fresh Corn Pudding with Cardamom Flavor

Looks pretty with edible silver foil..

Boil the corn milk mixture till it becomes thick, this will take about 10-12 minutes.Β  Remove from heat and add the sugar in it. Mix it well to dissolve the sugar. Add the cardamom powder in it.

Cool it a little and fill it in individual mud pot and decorate it with a small piece of edible silver foil. Refrigerate the pudding for 3-4 hours.

Fresh Corn Pudding with Cardamom Flavor


This pudding does not require any thickening agent as cornmeal has a tendency to thicken the milk.

Fresh Corn Pudding with Cardamom Flavor

Mmm..choose yours’

The Fresh Corn Pudding should be best enjoyed when cold and served in an earthen ware. But this is how I served mine as the mud pot are difficult to get here. The purpose to serve in earthen ware is to give the pudding a rustic feel and earthy aroma. Beside these factors it also helps in making the pudding thicken faster by absorbing extra liquid from it.

You can bake the pudding for a much delightful version of the recipe. For baking just mix all the ingredients and bake it in a bake proof dish at 180Β°C for about 20 minutes. Refrigerate and serve the corn pudding cold.


  1. Add 1-2 tbsp. of condensed milk after the corn pudding is done to make it more rich and creamy in consistency.
  2. Fresh cream would also be wonderful for a real royal treat. Add the cream after the cooking process is over.
  3. Sprinkle chopped pistachios over the healthy pudding.
  4. Increase or decrease the quantity of sugar as you desire.
  5. You can try using other sugar substitutes to make it more healthy.
  6. I have not tried this recipe in almond milk but must taste wonderful in almond milk as well.

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  • Tes said:

    This looks so good πŸ™‚ I made similar pudding but without cardamom… I will try your version, soon πŸ™‚

  • Kulsum at JourneyKitchen said:

    ahhhhh we all it ‘dana no halwo’ My favorite sweet ever. But we make it slightly differently. Not as healthy I suppose πŸ™‚

  • Baker Street said:

    Love the simplicity of it.

  • Anita Menon said:

    Haven’t seen or heard of any corn pudding. But it looks great… with that silver paper effect …sensational

  • Hari Chandana said:

    Wowww… Mouth watering here.. looks absolutely perfect and delicious.. Thanks for sharing dear πŸ™‚
    Indian Cuisine

  • Priyanka said:

    Yummy πŸ™‚

  • Radhika @ foodfor7stages said:

    Look at that beautiful color. Pretty. Fresh sweet corn has just hit the market here. Can’t wait to try this healthy dessert.

  • Biren @ Roti n Rice said:

    What a simple but delicious dessert! It does look lovely with the edible silver foil πŸ™‚

  • a spoonful of yumm said:

    i love simple decadent desserts sanjeeta….this looks too tempting !

  • Nithya said:

    Well said. You are definitely a dessert queen πŸ™‚ This corn dessert is so damn new to me. We used to make a pudding with corn flour and milk which would for sure taste different. Yours look so good and should be worth a try πŸ™‚ Will shop some corn tomorrow and give it a try πŸ™‚

  • Reshmi Mahesh said:

    Wow…This looks cute and tempting…

  • Priya Sreeram said:

    lovely! simple n indulging

  • harini-jaya said:

    Fresh corn in a pudding? This cannot go wrong !! Awesome dessert!

  • Alan Cooke said:

    How quick and easy is that! Looks delicious too πŸ™‚

  • Deepa said:

    Corn Pudding looks so delicious and inviting. very innovative preparation.

  • Nishi said:

    I am just drooling here sanjeeta. Feel like grabbing a bowl right now

  • Sra said:

    I think I’ve seen a corn dessert in Tarla Dalal’s Rajasthani cookbook so when I saw this I thought maybe this was it.

    Dessert queen makes you sound exotic and I’m thinking of a belly dancer in the sands! πŸ˜€

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Sra, Ha..ha..a dessert queen belly dancing in the desert πŸ™‚

  • Krithi said:

    Moms are always saviours… Super simple decadent bowls…

  • Nitha said:

    wow.. what a colour.. delicious pudding

  • Junia @ Mis Pensamientos said:

    i’ve never had corn pudding before, but i’m sure i would LOVE it!! πŸ˜€

  • Annapet said:

    Sanjeeta, the short notices, right? And often just messages. Well, you pulled this off successfully! We have a similar Filipino dessert, called ‘Maja Blanca’ though without the cardamom. I love cardamom, so I shall try your version when I’m called to whip up a delicious dessert!

    Thank you for sharing ;-).

  • aipi said:

    I wish i could get that cute little earthen pot here ~ such an authentic presentation n the recipe is something I want to try right away πŸ™‚
    US Masala

  • Lisa~~ said:

    I love the look in the traditional pot…lovely.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  • kankana said:

    This is so amazing, i would have never though of making pudding out of it. I really would love to give this a try!

  • Faith said:

    Too funny — what are husbands for, right? Lol! πŸ™‚

    This looks really delicious, I love the texture. And that edible silver foil really makes it something special!

  • Latha said:

    Looks super delicious….

  • Premalatha Aravindhan said:

    Wow thats a yummy and healthy pudding!!!So perfect n tempting recipe…

  • raquel erecipe said:

    I remember my mother used to prepare the same it is really a huge it…it is really delicious =)

  • Kathy Gori said:

    I absolutely love this dish!! Definitely going to be trying this one. The silver foil makes the whole thing look delectable

  • Joyti said:

    What an interesting dessert! And vegan – yet it looks so rich and creamy. And delicious, I’m sure.

  • Sharmilee said:

    Tempting dessert…looks yummy

  • Simone said:

    I love that little clay pot! And great looking pudding too. I love recipes like that where you get a great result with just a few ingredients.

  • Lora said:

    I love this recipe. Perfect flavors.

  • Tina said:

    wow…gr8 idea…pudding looks superb and mouthwatering..

  • Biny Anoop said:

    superb dear….gr8 recipe and the presentation match it…

  • cool lassie said:

    They look fantastic!

  • Mary said:

    This sounds unusual but looks delicious.I really hope totry this soon. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  • Nadia said:

    such a beautiful dessert! i will have to try this one out. i swoon onver anything with silver or gold leaf. πŸ™‚

  • Raj @ Flip Cookbook said:

    Looks really amazing and how perfect for the summer when we’re getting corn so easily. Thanks!

  • Rinku Naveen said:

    Wow! This is an interesting dessert

  • sukanya said:

    corn pudding is definitely new to me, and it looks so easy and simple and yummy, would like to try right away.

    following u dear, would like u to see on my blog

  • Jennifer (Delicieux) said:

    What an interesting dessert. I’ve never heard of corn pudding.

  • torviewtoronto said:

    delicious pudding with coconut milk looks wonderful

  • Joanne said:

    This is quite a unique dessert but I am in LOVE with the idea of pairing corn and cardamom! Gorgeous!

  • Barbara said:

    Cardamom, corn and coconut milk! Yum! This looks wonderful, Sanjeeta. (Thanks to grandma!)

  • Patty said:

    This dessert looks so appealing, I would love to try one;-)

  • Lana said:

    I am impressed at the look of the grated corn – it is so hard to get every single kernel out, and we usually leave the best part, with the most nutrients, still attached:)
    I have never had corn pudding, but we all love creamy desserts. It looks really warm and comforting.

  • Heavenly Housewife said:

    What a fascinating and unique pudding, and your presentation is just beautiful.
    *kisses* HH

  • Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said:

    wow, that looks delicious, would love to taste it. I can almost imagine the coconut milk and corn in it πŸ™‚

  • Magic of Spice said:

    That looks wonderful…I can’t believe how easy to prepare yet how creamy and delicious it is πŸ™‚

  • a spoonful of yumm said:

    i made this yummy corn pudding tday….love it !! thanks for the recipe sanjeeta πŸ˜€
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  • A Brown Table said:

    I have never tried this before but it looks so delicious and beautiful!
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