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Saffron Tapioca Pudding is a delectable, healthy, filling and nutritious pudding that can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a dessert.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 5 hrs 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people


  • ½ cup tapioca pearls
  • 3 cups milk
  • pinch of saffron
  • 3-4 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup chopped fresh fruit of your choice



  • Soak tapioca pearls in enough water for 4 - 6 hours.
  • Drain out the water using a strainer or sieve. Wash the tapioca under running water.
  • Heat milk in a pan over medium heat till it comes to a boil.
  • Add the soaked tapioca pearls.
  • Kee stirring the mixture for 5 - 7 minutes or till the mixture becomes thick and starts to bubble.
  • Take the pan off the heat.
  • Add saffron and mix well. Allow the pudding to cool down.
  • Add honey according to your taste and mix well.
  • Spoon the tapioca into serving bowls or cups.
  • Allow it to chill in the fridge for at least one to two hours.
  • Top it with chopped fruit and serve.


  • I usually make the pudding the previous day and allow it to set and chill overnight.
  • Add fruits of your choice.
  • Add spices like cardamom, cinnamon, nutmeg if you want.
  • If you want to add an egg then mix all the ingredients in the pan and then stir continuously till it thickens.
  • This pudding can be served warm or cold
Keyword Eggfree tapicoa pudding, sugar free tapioca pudding