Tender Coconut Pudding ( Karikku / Elaneer Pudding )


500 ml milk
1 cup tender coconut pulp ( from 2 tender coconuts)
1 cup tender coconut water
10 gm china grass
1/2 -3/4 tin condensed milk
sugar, as required


  1. Scoop out the pulp from the tender coconuts and puree it in a blender and keep it aside.
  2. Soak china grass in 1 cup tender coconut water for 10 minutes.
  3. In a saucepan, boil milk by adding condensed milk and sugar on medium flame.
  4. In the meantime, melt the soaked china grass in another pan on low flame, stirring continuously until the china grass melts completely.
  5. Strain the melted china grass into the milk mixture through a sieve and mix well.
  6. Add the pureed tender coconut to the milk mixture and mix well.
  7. Remove from flame and pour into a pudding tray. Allow this to cool down for 10 minutes and then refrigerate until it sets...Serve it chilled..


  1. Hi Shabna…Lovely recipies and a good blog u have here. Was going through your pudding recipies for dessert ideas. Iam based in Melbourne as well and was wondering if Tender Coconut is avaialble here at all and if yes…where ?
    Looking forward to hear from you

    • Hi Renuka..Thank you for visiting my blog…
      I prepared this pudding from India, here in Melbourne you will get tender coconut in some of fruit and veg shop as "drinking coconut". I bought once from Parkmore Shopping Centre, Keysborough..but v didn't like its taste and smell !!! not the real taste..

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