Monday, January 2, 2012

Eggless Chocolate Custard | Eggless Chocolate Pudding..A Sweet start to 2012

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First of all I wish you all 'WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR'. I hope all are enjoying the new year and I would like to welcome the new year with a sweet beginning.
I like to eat chocolate based desserts more than eating just a plain chocolate.This chocolate pudding is no exemption as it is one of the most easiest and tasty pudding recipes. I used to make a simple chocolate pudding recipe before which was a bit low fat version with no cream but I always was in search of a perfect recipe.When I came through this recipe I liked the richness of dessert and I also tweaked in the recipe with some more improvisations and settled with this recipe.This pudding has silky smooth and melting kind of texture which makes you crave for more.It is definitely a crowd pleaser,try out for your next party and I am sure you would be happy with your decision.
Eggless Chocolate Pudding Recipe:
(Serves 5-6 medium size cups)
Slightly adapted from: Divine Taste

Ingredients:
500 ml(2 cups) Milk(full cream or normal)
200 ml(3/4 cup) fresh Cream(I used Amul 25% fat cream)
5 gms(2 tsp) Agar agar(china grass)
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup(heaped) Cocoa powder
1/4 cup Custard powder/Corn flour
1-2 tbsp Chocolate chips(optional)
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Cocoa powder for dusting

Method:
  • Cut agar agar strip(if using Indian variety) into small pieces and soak agar agar in water for 1/2 hr.If you are using agar agar powder just soak it in water.
  • Take 1/2 cup of milk and mix in the cocoa powder and custard powder/corn flour well until it is mixed well and no lumps are formed.
  • Heat milk in a thick sauce pan over medium flame and add cream and sugar to it and mix well.
  • Once it comes to a boil add the cocoa-custard powder mixture and mix well and boil for 5-6 mins until the mixture coats the back of the spoon.If you draw a line on the backside ladle of spoon the line should stay which means the custard is ready.
  • Add Chocolate chips and mix well.This step is entirely optional but gives a nice chocolatey flavor to the pudding.
  • Meanwhile boil agar agar in the same water it is soaked until the strands are melted and the water is clear and starts forming a jelly like texture in the sides.
  • Add the agar agar mixture to the boiling chocolate custard mixture and mix well and boil for a minute.Add vanilla essence and mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Pour the mixture into the individual pudding molds/cups and let them come to the room temperature.
  • Cover it with cling wrap and refrigerate it for 3-4 hrs or overnight.
  • Sprinkle cocoa powder or decorate with chocolate shavings or sliced strawberry.
Serve chilled.
Notes:
  1. The original recipe did not use agar agar,it is entirely optional as it does not effect the taste of it.As I wanted to set the custard I added it to the mixture and it is beautifully set.
  2. The addition of chocolate chips are optional but gives a nice chocolaty flavor to the custard.
  3. Rinse the cups/molds with water before pouring the mixture which helps in easy unmolding later.
  4. I used custard powder but you can make it with cornflour as the original recipe suggested.

37 comments:

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Happy new year Prathipa.. this is a wonderful start the year.. yummy looking pudd..

faseela said...

wow...Lovely pudding........superb dear

jeyashrisuresh said...

simply superb, presented lovely. Great start. Love the texture of the pudding

Kaveri said...

A yummy treat to welcome the new year!
Looks fabulous.
A very Happy New Year to you too.

Priti said...

Pudding looks delicious and love the texture of it ...nice pics ...wonderful way to start the year :)

Sum said...

Happy New year, Prathibha! Awesome pudding!! just loved it...

Gayathri NG said...

Happy New Year Prathipa...
Simply delicious n perfect pudding!!

Kavi said...

Hi Pratibha! Thanks for the comment! First time here. Your blog is lovely! Amazing photographs! following you. :)

I live in Chembur. You're from Mumbai too?

Only Fish Recipes said...

omg...the pudding looks just so delicious...looking at ur clicks is making me hungry....lovely...wishing u n ur family a very happy new year :-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy New Year!
love the clicks... it looks so yum and creamy!

PJ said...

A very tasty way to start the New Year :..Wishing you a very joyous and prosperous New Year Prathiba :)

Pavithra said...

Happy New year Prathy ...great way to start the new year..looks scrumptious..absolutely yumm...

Hari Chandana said...

Wowwwww.... Looks so tempting and delicious.. amazing presentation Prathy.. awesome job :)
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Uma said...

It is really a sweet start for the new year. chocolate is an evergreen fav of everyone and am also in the list. I'm loving it. Happy new year Prathibha.

Surekha said...

Happy New Year Prathy :) Custard looks very yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Surekha.

Pushpa said...

Happy 2012.Yummy custard lovely treat great start to the year.

Priya said...

Happy new year wishes to u and ur family..Wat an elegant pudding..

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Sobha Shyam said...

what a wonderful way to start a new year..pudding looks so yummy..Happy New year to you and your family.

Maayeka said...

so tempting and beautiful looking pudding..will surely try this soon...
Happy new year to you and your family!!!

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks delicious and nice clicks ....
Also a very happy new year .......

Prathima Rao said...

Happy new year Prathiba!!! This is such a delectable & heavenly pudding!!!

Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Looks amazing dusted cocoa powder and strawberry!! Happy new year!!

Malli said...

Happy New Year Prathiba
A great way to start New Year with the awesome looking choco pudding--great smooth texture to it!!

Rachana said...

Wow! Thats a perfect way to start the new year. Yum!

Have a happy 2012 :-)

Smitha said...

i am totally on ur side for eating chocolate!...thats a perfect way to start the new year!...looks truly delicious! yum!

Urmi said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
Chocolate custard looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

looks great... agar is a nice idea

Lipitor said...

Very Tempting Chocolate. Nice

Ramya said...

awesome dessert...happy new year..

Sound said...

Looks so delicious and tempting..lovely presntation..Happy New Year

Cham said...

Happy New year and the pudding is perfect to start a great year!

VineelaSiva said...

Happy New Year.OMG the custard looks very inviting.Love it dear.

deepsrecipes said...

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Shobha Kamath said...

They look absolutley delicious! Lovely presentation too!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Heaven in cup.......so yummylicious....u won't believe .i have almost bookmarked all the recipes of chocolate pudding in the web....yet to try this...hehehehe....

Mahek said...

I will try this one..
I discovered your blog today and i love it ...
I have added you to my blog roll...

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