Definition of Indian pudding in US English:

Indian pudding


New England, United States Regional
  • 1A dish consisting of cornmeal boiled in water or milk, usually eaten for breakfast; compare "hasty pudding" (now historical).

  • 2A baked dish consisting primarily of cornmeal, usually sweetened with molasses and eaten as a dessert.


Early 18th century; earliest use found in New-England Courant.