I have been craving this pudding since a trip to the Banana Leaf, a south Indian restaurant in Croydon, over a year ago. They served it there warm with ice cream and ever since I have been dreaming about it and searching the net for a credible and fairly simple recipe. Yesterday I finally found a recipe on http://www.cookitsimply.com/recipe-0010-0889i9.html. I halved the ingredient list and started to prepare the dish. Half way through cooking, whilst browsing the net and looking at other recipes and youtube videos of how to cook it, I decided to adapt the method slightly and my ingredients as I didn’t have any ghee (and was not about to start clarifying butter) and had no pistachios.
This is a truly sweet and addictive dessert, I kind of wished I had gone the whole hog and made more but theres always next time!
2 cardamom pods
2 heaped teaspoons of butter
30 g (2 tbsp) raisins
30 g (2 tbsp) pistachio nuts, skinned and chopped ( I didn’t have these but I think they are well worth putting in if you can)