Is Mahalabia the EASIEST pudding ever?

Is Mahalabia the EASIEST pudding ever?

by Middle Eats

Mahalabia is on the menu in Book recipe, and we are going to teach you how to make this delicious recipe from scratch!

This pudding only uses 4 ingredients and it’s one of the easiest desserts you can make. We’ll be making it with three different flavors; Cream, Orange Blossom, and Saffron.

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Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


Ratio (BY WEIGHT):

  • 4 Parts Milk
  • 2 Parts Cream
  • 1/2 Part Sugar
  • 1/3 Part Corn starch

Ingredients (for 2 large portions):

  • 400g Full Cream Milk
  • 200g Heavy Cream
  • 50g Sugar
  • 33g Corn starch

Flavorings (For the above ingredient amounts):

  • 20-30 Strands of saffron or
  • 1 Tsp Orange Blossom/Rose Water or
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla/Vanillin Powder


  • 35g Roasted Hazelnuts
  • 12g Sultanas/raisins
  • 1/2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 Tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 1 Tsp Softened butter
  • 1/8 Tsp Cinnamon



To infuse a whole spice into the milk:

  1. Place more milk on the stove than needed (500g per 400g needed) and add your spices to the pot
  2. Turn the heat to low, and let this simmer for about 30-60 minutes until well infused

To dissolve ingredients into the milk:

  1. Place the ingredient in a pestle and mortar, and crush with some sugar until they turn into a fine dust
  2. Mix in a small amount of milk, until the ingredient has been absorbed

To make the pudding:

  1. Add all of your ingredients to the pot (except if using rose/orange blossom water)
  2. Whisk very thoroughly to dissolve the cornstarch, until no lumps remain
  3. Turn the heat to medium (6/10) and begin whisking. This needs to be whisked constantly until the pudding is ready
  4. Continue whisking and heating, until it simmers, and large bubbles form on the surface
  5. Once you see LARGE bubbles, count for 10 seconds then turn off the heat
  6. Mix in any liquid flavorings, then pour out into bowls immediately
  7. This can be served hot but is best served cold


To make the topping, mix all ingredients together and serve on the pudding

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0:00 Intro
0:28 The basic Mahalabia recipe
1:38 Making plain Mahalabia
3:34 Alternative flavours
5:35 Topping the puddings
6:27 Taste Test & Review

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