Thursday, October 27, 2011

Lychee Custard

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Happy Diwali to all my friends and readers!!!
Any festival is incomplete without sweets and especially Diwali is one festival where all the Indian households are busy making various varieties of sweets and snacks.Though I did not make many varieties I celebrated the festival in a simple manner.
Lychee is one of my favorite fruits and as it is seasonal and hence not available through the year, I always keep a tin of lychees for my desserts. The tin was about to expire and that's when I decided to make something quickly with it.I was planning to mix lychees with vanilla ice cream, like how we get in corner house(Bangalore) but I wasn't in a mood to eat ice cream because of my bad throat hence I decided to use the second option , which was to mix it with custard.I generally use various kinds of fruit combinations in custard although the base(custard) is the same.The addition of various fruits gives custard a different and distinct taste.The fleshy and juicy lychees adds a nice taste to custard and when paired with vanilla ice cream it tastes divine.It is a very simple dessert with not much of effort required to prepare it and also can be made in advance.
Ingredients:
1 tin Lychees or 15 fresh Lychees
3 tbsp Vanilla custard powder
4-5 tbsp Sugar
500 ml Milk
2 tbsp finely chopped Almonds
2 tbsp finely chopped Pistachios

Method:
  • Take 1/4 cup milk aside and boil the remaining milk.Mix the custard powder in the remaining 1/4 cup milk until very well dissolved.
  • Pour this in the boiling milk and mix simultaneously until it is mixed well and boil over low flame.
  • Add sugar to this and boil until the custard is thick and coats the backside of the spoon.If you draw a line on the back of the spoon it should stay like that which means the custard is perfectly done.
  • Cool this and refrigerate it until it is cold.
  • Meanwhile drain the lychees from tin and give a fresh water bath to it and cut into quarters or big chunks.If you are using the fresh ones remove the skin and seeds from it and cut into big chunks.
  • Mix the lychee chunks and finely chopped dry fruits in the custard and refrigerate for 4-5 hrs before serving.
Serve it cold with some chopped pistachios over it.You can even serve it with vanilla ice cream.

Notes:
  1. You can serve the lychee custard with vanilla ice cream which tastes divine.
  2. Take care that custard is neither very thick nor thin and also adjust the sweetness according to your preference.
  3. Always cut lychees into big chunks as the lychee flesh in each bite gives a special taste to the custard.
  4. Also add more number of nuts as they give special crunch while eating.
LinkI am sending this to Pari's 'Only-Sweets and Desserts' event which is being hosted by Gayathri.

34 comments:

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Making custard with lychee is a great idea,should be tasting great!Looks very tempting!

Raji said...

The custard looks so rich and yum..I too like the idea of making custard with lychees..very exotic.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Lovely looking custard, adding lychee will sure give a unique taste.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

wow too good so so yumm looks so tempting..

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wowww!.Great idea.Lychee Custard.Can feel it tastes great from ur click.Yumm Dessert Dear.

Tina said...

gr8 idea ..custard looks tempting...

Kaveri said...

Lychee is my favorite fruit too...Custard looks really yum! Hope you had a great Diwali

Ambreen said...

Very simple and delicious dessert, looks awesome.

Vani said...

Nice creativity :) I never tried any recipes with Lichee. This custard looks yummy n simple! Must try it sometime.

Priya's Feast said...

Custard luks super delicious..I luv adding litchi to desserts..

Ramya said...

What a lovely fruity custard!! lovely clicks!

Kadhyaa said...

Prathy Lyechee is my personal fav too never had this version before looks great..

divya said...

looks so delicious and tempting...lovely clicks dear ...

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Simple and delectable dessert.. wonderfully captured too.. wish you could send this to the festival even happening at our space...
Krithi's Kitchen
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simply.food said...

WOW so devine and awesome clicks.

Archana said...

great pics
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Priya said...

Lovely bowl,simply irresistible..

Rachana said...

Simple and delicious dessert. Lovely clicks!

Neha said...

Nice recipe...Lovely clicks too...

Smitha said...

this would be soo good with fresh ones..>! yumm yum....looks absolutly wonderful!

Panchamrutham said...

custard n lychee....lovely combination...

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aipi said...

How unique n scrummy ~ love the presentation too!
USMasala

Suhaina said...

seeing it for the first time..everyone would love to have variety..looks yummy ...slurp

Swathi said...

Lychee custard looks delicious. Belated Diwali wishes.

Swathi said...

Lychee custard looks delicious. Belated Diwali wishes.

Now Serving said...

Very novel and yummy sweet - Love it!! Hope you had a great Diwali dear :)

Cheers
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Uma said...

Looks so tempting and delicious.
Uma@Trendy Relish

Spandana said...

Looks very delicious..... Lovely pics too!!

Jay said...

wow...fascinating cliks..such a nice color imparted n too tempting prathy..;)
Tasty Appetite

DV said...

Lychee Custard is such a wonderful idea and yours looks thick and creamy and absolutely yummy! The next time I lay my hands on some fresh lychees, I want to try this custard with them:)

-Divya
TastyVegCooking

Surekha said...

Looks very delish, yumm :) Thanks for sharing...

Jaleela said...

SSSSSs wow mouthwatering lychee custurd yummy

Gayathri NG said...

I luv lychee n custurad in this hmmm really tempting dessert...

rin said...

wats in the middle of the dish......i mean i can see custard all around bu in the middle is something thick....sorry 4 asking a stupid ques :-)

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