Tapioca Pudding with Stewed Figs & Strawberries
Tapioca pudding is a comfort food. It is prepared with careful stirring. The taste is enhanced when served with stewed fig sauce.
Tapioca Pudding Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani

- Italian


- 1

Cooking Time

-15-20 Min


- Easy

Preparation Time

- 10 Min


  • FOR Pudding
  • 1 cup milk
  • Vanilla beans
  • 1 cup tapioca
  • 2 to 3 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp Fresh cream
  • FOR The Sauce
  • 2 figs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • 1 to 2 cinnamon stick
  • 1 Strawberry
  • Water
  • FOR Garnish
  • Orange wedges
  • Strawberry slices
  • Stewed fig sauce
  • Mint leaves


  1. 1

    Soak tapioca in water for 4 to 5 hours.
  2. 2

    De seed the vanilla pod.
  3. 3

    Boil milk on a low flame.
  4. 4

    Add vanilla seeds to the milk.
  5. 5

    When the milk boils add the soaked tapioca and sugar and stir.
  6. 6

    Cook till the mixture thickens.
  7. 7

    Add some fresh cream when the pudding is ready.
  8. 8

    Mix and then transfer to a serving plate.
  9. 9

    For the fruit sauce, heat sugar in another pan till it is caramelised.
  10. 10

    Add lemon zest chopped figs, and cinnamon stick.
  11. 11

    Add water and cook the figs till they become soft.
  12. 12

    Add chopped strawberries.
  13. 13

    Blend the fruit sauce.
  14. 14

    Garnish the pudding with orange wedges, sliced strawberry, stewed fig sauce and mint leaves.
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