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Thailand as well as throughout Southeast Asia, tapioca is a common dessert. Fabulous Thai Tapioca dessert is so exotic and scrumptious tasting. Tapioca is a natural root vegetable that looks like a grain when processed, but is completely gluten-free. It is very tropical tasting, yet also light and healthy with all the good nutrients of fruits which is perfect for hot summer nights. Tropical Thai treat that is truly unforgettable!

Lychee is one of our favorite fruit and I will never miss if it is available while shopping. Lychee fruit is high in the Antioxidant , Vitamin C , Essential Minerals, Potassium. Lychee is a rare sub tropical fruit originating in South China where the lychee is very important in their culture and is famed as "the King of Fruits" and it is also throughout Thailand, North Vietnam and northern India.


Ingredients :

Tapioca pearls - 1/2 cup ( big one)
Sugar - 1/2 cup ( I used brown sugar, u can use both white or brown)
Thick coconut - 1/2 cup ( If you are using the coconut cream reduce to 1/4 cup)
Fruits - 1 cup You can use young coconut, jack fruit, longan, lychee, Rambutaan, mango,Papaya, banana etc
Fresh mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
Shaved Ice for topping - (optional)


1. Wash and soak the Tapioca for minimum 3 hrs or whole night in 1 cup of water.
2. Add 1 1/2 cups water. When water is boiling add the tapioca which is soaked.
3. Reduce the heat so that the tapioca simmers and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tapioca turns translucent and is tender when tasted, about 15 to 30 minutes( careful not to make mushy and the tapioca changes to transparent).
4.Remove from the heat. Now stir the Coconut milk into the warm pudding and set aside to cool to room temperature refrigerate until chilled. To serve, stir the fruits into the pudding, then spoon into 4 individual dishes and garnish with mint leaves.

Note :

1. Drain the water in soaked tapioca.
2. Usually in singapore this pudding is served with shaved ice.. and it tastes wonderful too.
3. Add fruits only at the time of serving.
4. If the pudding gets thickened while refrigeration, dilute it with coconut milk or water if necessary.

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (August 2, 2010 at 8:37 AM)  

Pudding rocks and wonderful pictures.

Umm Mymoonah  – (August 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM)  

Looks so good with the lychees and flowers arranged on side. Beautiful presentation.

Trendsetters  – (August 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM)  

always wanted to try the rambutan....lovely thai pudding

Indian Khana  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:01 AM)  

Looks yum just yday was eating all these fruits :)...should try the pudding next time

Sailaja Damodaran  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:03 AM)  

Interesting pudding.... Super click

Padmajha  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:18 AM)  

I fell in love with lychee the moment I had them in China.Love this pudding looks so vibrant.As usual amazing clicks :)

Hamaree Rasoi  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:20 AM)  

Wow with so many fruits this has to be very tasty. New kind of pudding for me. Beautifully presented
Hamaree Rasoi

My Kitchen Antics  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:39 AM)  

i love ramboothan and lychees...nice prep

Anu Nandu  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:46 AM)  

Love the pictures Pavi - Fresh flowers add so much beauty to an already beautiful pudding. I'm not a big fan of lychee - but if my mom saw this, she would eat up the whole thing!

Smita Srivastava  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:50 AM)  

The pudding looks absolutely divine .... love the colorful clicks !!!

- Smita
@Little Food Junction

Hari Chandana P  – (August 2, 2010 at 10:34 AM)  

Very new to me.. looks so delicious and perfect :)

Satya  – (August 2, 2010 at 10:58 AM)  

looks so delicious n tempting ..very new to me....beautiful presentation dear ...happy friendship day pavithra


Suji  – (August 2, 2010 at 11:34 AM)  

Very very inviting thai tapioca pudding pavithra..looks yumm yummm

Unknown  – (August 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM)  

Wow, that looks mouth watering and soooooooooooooooo tempting.

Unknown  – (August 2, 2010 at 1:48 PM)  

Wow, that looks mouth watering and soooooooooooooooo tempting.

Unknown  – (August 2, 2010 at 2:24 PM)  

wow..awesome it must have tasted great...can't wait to try this recipe.:)

Raks  – (August 2, 2010 at 8:42 PM)  

Again a scrumptious international cuisine recipe from you,sounds yumm Pavi :) Beautiful clicks!!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages  – (August 2, 2010 at 8:48 PM)  

Thai desserts are always hearty and yumm. Beautiful presentation and I am eying on those lychees

Indrani  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM)  

Yummy pudding..beautiful clicks, pavithra

GEETHA ACHAL  – (August 2, 2010 at 9:42 PM)  

As usual nice clicks...Love your dish so much...I like lychee...

Neetz  – (August 2, 2010 at 10:54 PM)  

wow!! that pudding looks simply out of this world :)

Unknown  – (August 2, 2010 at 11:08 PM)  

Looks so gud ....guess u go the extra mile to try out internatonal cuisines and present them in a very tempting way.....Way to go Pavi!!

Pari Vasisht  – (August 2, 2010 at 11:08 PM)  

Beautifully presented dear and nice pudding.

Reshmi  – (August 3, 2010 at 12:01 AM)  

looks toooo perfect....nice presentation...

PJ  – (August 3, 2010 at 12:08 AM)  

lychees and tapioca! yumm! looks so innovative and refreshing with all the flower arrangement.

Anuradha  – (August 3, 2010 at 12:52 AM)  

Nice recipe anni, though the recipe is the same as sabbu biyyam payasam except that this is made in coconut milk and has some fruits on top. I can imagine the taste of coconut milk in sabbubiyyam payasam. It sounds good! I always love Thai food because most of their dishes contain coconut in them. Post more thai dishes anni... :D

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (August 3, 2010 at 1:03 AM)  

mouthwatering pudding, love the lychess in that

KavyaNaimish  – (August 3, 2010 at 2:05 AM)  

wow Tapioca cooked in coconut milk would definitely taste YummmY..I usually use milk...have to try this next time..As usual ur presentation is too gud

Rekha shoban  – (August 3, 2010 at 4:22 AM)  

pudding looks delicious....nice presentation and click dear!

Spice  – (August 3, 2010 at 9:16 AM)  

Never tasted tapioca pudding but I'm sure must be very tasty....& abour Lychee, me too big fan of it, miss it how we use to eat in India big batches of it...never forget to but if it's available here...

Sushma Mallya  – (August 3, 2010 at 10:03 AM)  

Lovely pudding,different and nice

SpicyTasty  – (August 3, 2010 at 2:02 PM)  

I am craving for that Tapioca now. Yummy pudding.

callmeasviju  – (August 3, 2010 at 7:59 PM)  

Looks so yummy........wann to give a try....

Anonymous –   – (August 4, 2010 at 2:34 AM)  


Angie's Recipes  – (August 4, 2010 at 10:19 AM)  

Looks very pretty! I bet it tastes as great as it looks!

Dipika  – (August 4, 2010 at 11:43 AM)  

Wowww..Looks so authentic and beautiful..n pudding is one of my favs - so Thai Tapioca -A must have dish this time :)

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Ramya Vijaykumar  – (August 4, 2010 at 1:15 PM)  

Wow the pudding looks very relishing amd yummy... you have a vivid taste, nicely presented and tempting!!!

Panchpakwan  – (August 4, 2010 at 2:09 PM)  

Pudding looks yummy and so fresh..Lovely presentation and clicks too.

Ushnish Ghosh  – (August 4, 2010 at 11:53 PM)  

Dear Pavithra
I am trying to locate my friend from Keral and find out from where to get topioca in Delhi...
I feel good that you liked the sweet pulao..try it . but reduce sugar to 1/8th or less.
By the way congrats to you have crossed 300 followers...Actually the font color of 300 and the back ground is same so could not see earlier..
Have a nice day

Urmi  – (August 5, 2010 at 12:05 AM)  

Very nice, unique and interesting dish. Thai pudding looks wonderful, delicious and mouth watering. I appreciate for your wonderful presentation.

Bindhu Unny  – (August 5, 2010 at 2:11 AM)  

Looks easy to make. Will try it out. :)

Urmi  – (August 5, 2010 at 3:16 AM)  

Please collect your award from my blog.

SpicyTasty  – (August 5, 2010 at 7:52 AM)  

wow!!looks awesome.Thanks for sharing!!

Suja Manoj  – (August 5, 2010 at 8:27 AM)  

Looks awesome,sounds interesting recipe..superb presentation.

lubnakarim06  – (August 6, 2010 at 7:51 AM)  

very new to me...looks extremely yum....lovely presentation....

PranisKitchen  – (August 6, 2010 at 9:31 AM)  

thats a very delicious and simple thai dish.. very yummy pudding pavithra i love thai food.

Anonymous –   – (August 6, 2010 at 12:28 PM)  

am not sure abt the pudding as such, but I love lychee..nice pics

Sadhana Valentina  – (August 7, 2010 at 9:13 AM)  

Lovely pudding with awesome presentation dear...

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Niriekshana  – (March 16, 2011 at 9:40 AM)  

bcos of this i won in the cookery competition..........
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