Orange Pudding

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Orange Pudding (Portakal Peltesi)

Orange peel (grated)2 cup10 gr
Orange juice2 cup400 gr
Starch1/2 cup55 gr
Water2 cup400 gr
Sugar1 1/3 teaspoon240 gr


Rub orange rind with 1 tablespoon sugar in a bowl until all flavor is extracted thoroughly. Add 1 cup of water; stir. Place starch in a saucepan: Stir in rinsed extract and water gradually blending well. Add orange juice and stir. Cook over low heat for 5-6 minutes or until thickened; stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Add sugar mixing well. Cook for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat. Pour into individual dessert bowls or cups immediately. Serve chilled.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy327 cal
Protein2,5 g
Fat0,5 g
Carbohydrates82,1 g
Calcium91 mg
Iron0,99 mg
Phosphorus52 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium3 mg
Vitamin A542 iu
Thiamine0,02 mg
Riboflavin0,008 mg
Niacin1,08 mg
Vitamin C68 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It was served in the courts of the Sultans in old days. It is very simple and easy to prepare, yet very much liked by many. Since protein content is very low it is good for protein restricted diets.