I love doing set puds with agar agar. For a firm set, I use the ratio of one teaspoon of agar powder to one cup of liquid.


I have a bottle of coconut-flavoured syrup that I’m trying to work through and that’s how this Coconut Ghas came to be. If you want a more enhanced coconut flavour, substitute some of the regular milk with additional coconut milk.

Coconut Ghas (an agar agar pudding)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup coconut-flavoured syrup
  • honey to taste
  • 3 teaspoons agar-agar powder
  • a pinch or two of fine cinnamon

Mix all the ingredients together and bring to a boil. Pour into bowls to set. Serve with coconut and chocolate wafer biscuits or a grating of that Coconut and Cashew devilry from Cadbury.