Dragon Fruit Pudding

Better late than never… day before yesterday, my younger one Azza turned 4. She officially graduates out of the toddler zone. I can’t believe that she has grown up so much. I guess every parent, as they look at their child’s doing with so much excitement and anxiety, go through this feeling of never getting enough of their earlier doings. If you are a working parent, then the guilt feeling comes with a heavy tag. She has been a very active child from the beginning, MaShaAllah unlike Rasha, who is a more reserved character now. She can drive us nuts and at the same time, calm us and bring us back to reality. Sometimes, when I see her doings, I feel so happy but at the same time miss those little chitchats, when all her “k” sounds used to be “th” sounds. So her “kutti” was “thuthi”, “cut” was “thuth” and so on… Now when I talk to her in her previous tone, she corrects me! Hehe… Kids will keep growing up and amazing us in every possible way, every day… After all life is all about going through the whole circle… May Allah bless her and her elder sister everyday with His protection and blessings… Aameen…


While deciding on the post, I thought of choosing a very different recipe for this day. Have you heard of dragon fruit? Dragon fruit is one fruit that is very rarely found in the market, and if found is really pricey. But I just love the way it looks, with the dark pinkish outer, and the spekkled inner. It is also called as “pitaya”, but the hoardings over here always show it as dragon fruit. Whenever we buy them, which is very rare as we have wait for special offers, we cut it into small chunks, sprinkle some sugar on it and eat them.


The other day, when I bought them, I decided to make a pudding out of it. The flavor of the dragon fruit along with the coconut milk was really good, and the seed bites in between was like a bonus! It was a subtle dessert, and we enjoyed it post lunch during one of our weekends…




Dragon Fruit Pudding

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rafeeda


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 10 gm china grass strands
  • 1 large dragon fruit weighed around 450 gm
  • 1 400 ml can coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar


  • Peel the dragon fruit. Mash the pulp in a bowl till done. You may leave some small bites if required - I did.
  • Soak the china grass strands in the water for 15-20 minutes.
  • On low flame, cook it till it melts or is soft.
  • Add the coconut milk and brown sugar and stir. Cook till you don't see any more strands, but ensure not to boil the milk mixture.
  • fAdd the dragon fruit pulp and cook for another minute.
  • Pour into individual bowls or a large bowl and allow to cool to room temperature. Set in the fridge for a couple of hours. Enjoy!


China grass has a tendency not to melt completely or leave strands as such. You can seive the mixture if you don't like the strands, but then the seeds and the pieces of the fruit may be left behind. I prefer not to strain!
Alternatively, use gelatin to set. One sachet (10 gm) should do. Bloom it in the water for five minutes and proceed with the remaining steps.

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  1. i havent seen this fruit,looks appealing

    1. Thank you so much Babitha…

  2. Belated happy birthday to Azza .lovely pudding

    1. Thank you so much Beena…

  3. Really nice recipe.. we do get dragon fruit here. I will try to find china grass and will make it .

    1. U can also use gelatin dear… Thanks a lot Shobha…

  4. Yummy pudding! My birthday wishes to Azza. God bless her!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  5. belated wishes to little angel…the recipe is very new to me

    1. Thank you so much Amrita…

  6. wow! this is so amazing.. Happy birthday to Azza

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  7. Dragon fruit looks so cool. Haven't tasted one in my life yet πŸ˜€ Pudding looks delicious. Convey my birthday wishes to Azza

    1. Thank you so much Jyothi…

  8. never tasted this fruit…. loos yum

    1. Thanks a lot Smitha…

  9. I love this fruit…first tasted in thailand and now when ever I find in India, grab one:) Yummy recipe!

    1. Thank you so much Ree… πŸ™‚

  10. Beautiful fruit, totally new to me…this fruit is not sweet as much bcz u ppl eat by sprinkling sugar on it???

    1. Yes, Rashida it tastes blank… with sugar it gets a better taste… thanks a lot dear…

  11. seeing this fruit for the 1st time, let me check its availability here..

    1. Thank you so much Razina…

  12. Gorgeous Photos! Happy birthday to your daughter, Azza (loving her name, whats its meaning?) and as always perfect dessert recipe, now I have to search this dragon to make this pudding, good share! πŸ™‚

    1. If you are telling me these pics are gorgeous, I have no words to say! Thank you so much Sadaf… Azza means strength, it's an Arabic name… πŸ™‚

  13. Yummy pudding…….. Happy B'rday Azza……. n yet another pudding with a different fruit……… n love ur clicks…. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Remya… πŸ™‚

  14. Dragon fruit pudding looks delicious .

  15. Belated birthday wishes to your daughter Azza.

    1. Thank you so much Swathi…

  16. Awesome dessert with a gorgeous looking fruit…very inviting:)

    1. Thank you so much Padma… πŸ™‚

  17. Loved the last click. Very good Rafs.

    1. Thank you so much Sowmya…

  18. Awesome dear…Could never imagined a pudding out of this fruit.Great

    1. Thank you so much Jeena…

  19. though I saw this fruit many a time but just hesitated to pick it up,just in case it doesn't suit our taste buds..the pudding looks really creamy n delicious πŸ™‚

    1. I just pick up one at a time, then there is no risk of it getting wasted! Thank you so much Julie… πŸ™‚

  20. Never seen this dragon fruit here, but your pudding looks superb!

    1. Thank you so much Sanoli…

  21. I wish I could go back to those good old days with my baby Saana too πŸ™‚ Oh dear this is not my fruit but I am sure for people who love it, this will be great

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… unfortunately there is no way to turn back the clock… πŸ™‚

  22. This is an interesting pudding recipe with dragon fruit.. looks yum..

    1. Thank you so much Sona…

  23. beautifully made pudding πŸ™‚ i like the flavour of brown sugar which i loved most in sweets πŸ™‚ very nice dear

    1. The brown sugar does give this pudding a nice caramely taste… thanks a lot Monu… πŸ™‚

  24. Thats awesome, very new to me

    1. Thanks a lot Gauri…

  25. This looks amazing.. Very interesting recipe with dragon fruit

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  26. innovative pics da. n d title itself sounding very interesting..

    1. Thank you so much Usha…

  27. This really looks very interesting and tempting! Will be surely shopping for Dragon Fruit this weekend πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Thasneem…

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