Mango Layer Pudding


I love puddings… and I love to cook them too… Actually I am always on the look out for new pudding recipes, it’s kind of my weakness 🙂 …During one vacation in Kerala , while I was searching recipe books for pudding recipes , Zareena (my sister in law) said that she has got  a new recipe from her friend – it is a five layer pudding.. Five layers? Now I got really excited. So  Zareena and I got to work and made the pudding, both of us really eager to see how the layers would turn out. While we were whipping it out, my brothers would peep in asking “Is it ready now?” … And finally the pudding was in the fridge. Now my brothers got really impatient, asking every now and then “Why is it taking so long?”  The result – we had to take the pudding out before it was fully set.  We never got to see the layers 🙂  Back in Abu Dhabi , I tried the pudding again and called up Zareena to say that this time I did see the five layers 🙂

I  made this pudding recently at a get together and it got awesome responses.. So check out the recipe and try it out..

Recipe Source – Zareena


For the first layer (Biscuit Layer)

  • Marie Biscuit – 100gm
  • Butter (unsalted)- 50 gm
  • Sugar – 1tbsp

For the second layer (Butterscotch Layer)

  • Caramalised sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Butter  (unsalted) – 50gm
  • Sugar – 25 gm
  • Condensed milk – 1/2 tin

For the 3rd layer (China grass Layer)

  • China grass (Agar Agar)- 5gm
  • Water -3/4  cup
  • Condensed Milk – 1/2 tin
  • Sugar – 1tbsp
  • Milk – 3/4 tin( measured in the condensed milk tin)
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

For the fourth layer (Mango Layer)

  • Mango – 2
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 1/4 cup

For the fifth layer (China grass Layer again)

  • China grass(Agar Agar) – 5gm
  • Water -3/4  cup
  • Condensed Milk – 1/2 tin
  • Sugar – 1tbsp
  • Milk – 3/4 tin( measured in the condensed milk tin)
  • Vanilla essence – 1 tsp


For the first layer (Biscuit Layer)

  • Crush the Marie biscuits . Mix the butter and sugar to make a dough. Spread this on a greased tin.Keep it in the fridge to set for atleast half an hour.

For the second layer (Butterscotch Layer)

  • Mix all the ingredients in a saucepan and boil for 5 minutes. You will get a thick caramel flavoured mixture. When it cools down a bit, pour it over the biscuit layer.Keep the pudding back into the fridge.

For the third layer (China grass Layer)

  1. Soak the china grass in water for 30 minutes. In a saucepan , boil the china grass with water till you get a clear liquid. Remove from fire and sieve.
  2. Boil the milk, condensed milk and sugar. Take it off the fire.
  3. When both the china grass mixture and condensed milk mixture are of the same temperature, mix the two .
  4. Return this mixture to the stove and heat on medium flame stirring continuously. Stir for around 5 minutes till the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from fire, add the vanilla essence. When it has slightly cooled down, pour it over the butterscotch layer.
  6. Keep it back in fridge to set.

For the fourth layer (Mango Layer)

  • Puree the mangoes with the sugar  in a blender. It should be of a thick consistency. Add water as required and blend once more. When the china grass layer is set, pour the mango mixture over it. Keep back to refrigerate.

For the Fifth Layer (China Grass Layer)

  • Repeat the process as in the third layer. Pour the cooled mixture slowly over the mango layer. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours

That’s it.. You can top the pudding with whipping cream or pralines.(That will make it a six layer pudding 🙂 )

Sending this to Bookmarked Recipes- Every Tuesday hosted by Aipi and Priya

and to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Magpie’s Recipes

24 thoughts on “Mango Layer Pudding

  1. O-M-G!! Love the pictures! this is crazy decadence, I’d have no patience for all 5 layers to set either! that butterscotch layer looks unbelievable…and what is china grass, how does it taste?

    honestly, I can’t make this at home…I’d have eaten it all by layer 2!

    • Thanks Arva.. and a professional like you approving my snaps, I am humbled … I forgot to mention , China grass is also known as Agar Agar.. its the vegan substitute for gelatine. Chinagrass by itself doesn’t have any flavour..

  2. Thats such an amazing mouth watering dessert,love that!
    Thanx for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments,will visit your blog frequently..

    • Thanks a lot Dina… I think my version of making dulce de leche is outdated.. The new and easy way is to use microwave.. Want to try that way, but I keep procrastinating 🙂

  3. Wow! This looks simply delicious, I love the layers you have made. Regarding your question in my blog, yes i substituted the whole weight of all purpose flour with multigrain flour.

  4. what a nice pudding!
    im eager to try it. but i dont understand how the portion is to substitute the china grass as i only can find gelatin which is made from beef. for 5 gr china grass how many grams beef gelatin i should put?

      • Annie, try this method…

        3 cup pulp
        1/4 c sugar (adjust acc to taste)
        2 1/2 tsp gelatin (1/4 ounce) + 1/4 cup water

        Soak gelatin in 1/4 cup water for 5 minutes.
        In a saucepan mix the sugar, mango pulp and gelatin
        Heat on medium flame till mixture starts to bubble.
        Remove from stove and let it cool slightly.
        Pour this over the china grass layer

        Waiting for the feedback 🙂

  5. Thanks. I always mess up with the china grass. Either too much or too less. Will be careful this time and will definitely let you know.

    • This was one of my best desserts I have ever made. Was a perfect icing on the cake for my Thanksgiving party !!!!! Only disappointment was I didn”t have enough for seconds !!!! Didn”t make any change to the recipe. The mango pulp modification was perfect.The consistency of the pudding was perfect. Thank you so much. I am going to make more today since I didn”t even even get a slice yesterday !!!!!!

      • Thanks Annie.. Great to hear it turned out perfect 🙂 … And saw the snaps of your Thanksgiving party!!! You need to share a few recipes with me 🙂

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