Creamy, rich, and not overly sweet, Muhallebi (Mahalabia/Mahlabia) is a delicious Middle Eastern milk pudding that only requires a few simple ingredients.


• whole milk • cornstarch • sugar • cardamom • pistachios • rosewater

Whisk cornstarch into cold milk until smooth.

Add sugar and cardamom powder and whisk to combine.

Whisk milk over medium heat. When it gets thick, stir with a spoon or spatula.

When the pudding begins to pop. Turn off the stove, and add rose water. It should take around 10 minutes.

The pistachios will soften in the pudding. If you want them to retain their crunch, use only to garnish.