Aug 6, 2013

Kadal Pasi / Kadal Paasi / China Grass Pudding / Coconut Milk & Agar Agar Pudding - Ramzan Special Recipes

I have tasted this pudding in many of my muslim friends houses. I am not very fond of this, but i like it moderately. Moderately means i can gulp one piece a day. Kadal paasi is also called as china grass or agar agar in english and it is used as a vegetarian substitute for gelatin. It will help to set the pudding like a jelly.

This is the first time i am trying my hands on agar agar, I have used gelatin in most of my puddings and have confidence in them. But after trying this recipe, i am loving the texture of agar agar too. You can check out my mango cheesecake, mango pudding and cherry panna cotta where i have used gelatin as my setting agent.

One of my viewer requested this recipe using the recipe request form, so i have to try it post the recipe here. I ringed my trusty friend jafrin again and got the recipe. She told me that, You can either make this with milk or coconut milk and also she insisted me to heat the china grass on a low heat, so it doesn't burn and melt properly. Even though it is hard for me to make the china grass dissolve completely, so i took a extra step to strain the mixture and make it so silky.

Another point which she mentioned is, you can make it in any flavour. You can add vanilla essence, pineapple essence or anything. You can also add boost or any chocolate drink powder in this too. I have to try that soon. But this version is the traditional one. Hope you will like this and let me know if you try it.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 25 to 30 mins
Makes - 10 to 12 pieces


Agar Agar / China Grass / Kadal Paasi - 15 grams
Water - 1 cup / 250 ml
Thin Coconut Milk - 375 ml / 1 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1 cup or to taste
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai - 1 tsp
Green Food Colouring a pinch
Thick Coconut Milk - 1 cup / 250 ml


Break agar agar into small pieces and add them to a bowl. Add water and let them soak for 10 mins.

Now transfer them to a kadai and heat them so they can melt. Heat them on a low heat. This will take a good 1o to 15 mins or so.

Now pour in thin coconut milk and mix well.

Add in sugar, cardamom powder and food colouring.

Once the coconut milk is heated through. Switch off the flame and pour in thicker coconut milk. Mix this well.

Grease any dish of your choice well with oil.

Strain this mixture and discard the sediments.

Pour the strained mixture in the greased bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and let it set on room temparature for a good  hour.

Now slice them into pieces.

You can serve them immediately or put them in the fridge and serve cold.

Take all your ingredients

You need some chinagrass /agar agar

Break them into small pieces

Pour some water

Allow them to soak

They are soaked for 10 mins

Add them to a kadai

Heat them to dissolve

Once they are almost dissolved

Pour in thin coconut milk

Mix well

Add in sugar

cardamom powder

food colouring

mix well

Now add in thick coconut milk and
switch off the flame

Mix well

All done

Grease a dish well with oil

Line a jug with sieve

Strain the mix

Discard the sediments

Pour the mix into the dish

Cover with clingwrap and let it set

Now it is completely set

Slice into pieces




  1. Looks god appreciate your sharing this.I have lots of china grass lying at home and had no clue what to do .Now I now!!Thanks buddy! bless u

  2. Used to be crazy about it when i was a child, cute looking squares... Today's post :

  3. This is something that I've never seen before, resembles our local 'kuih' steamed cakes. Looks yum!

  4. Love this healthy pudding, such a body cooler.

  5. Hi Aarti the sweet looks yummy and simple.

  6. Looks yummy,.. I have doubt.... What is the difference between instant china grass and china grass? Where do we get it in chennai?

  7. @Happys CookInstant china grass and china grass both are same. You can find that in any big super markets

  8. Hi, nice website as I have been lurking for a while now! Wondering if we can any fruit puree to this.I have toddlers and I'm trying to get them nutritious food without taking away the interest. Can you tell me a recipe with fruits in it? BTW, I'm from Tirunelveli residing in US.

  9. @AnonymousYes ofcourse you could add, instead of coconut milk use any fruit puree.

  10. @aishaYou can get it in any big super markets

  11. can i make two layers? I saw this in two layers, but when i make it with normal milk i get only one layer and thought if coconut milk is used then maybe i will get two layers. But ur picture also shows one layer only.
    Can u help me to get a recipe of two layer china grass pudding!
    Thanks in advance.

  12. Is 50g china grass required for this recipe or is it 10grams

  13. @Rifath Ali Khanyes that is a typo, you need 15 grams

  14. Thank you for sharing your recipes, I'm going to make a horror themed dinner tonight and your pudding recipes are a live saver!

  15. If I am using gelatin, how much should I use?

  16. can i do it without using coconut milk???


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