Forget curry in a hurry…how about making a dessert in a rush??? If you have sudden guests pop in or do an impromptu dinner at home or have a theme meal and are stuck for an exotic dessert then i have just the solution! This custard is made in a jiffy and has such an exotic flavor to it. As you all know most “desi” desserts are flavoured with saffron and cardamom and are mostly eggless. The custard is made from “custard powder” which is a store bought instant custard mix and the main ingredient is cornstarch. In India we get custard powders in different flavors, but its just the matter of adding some food essence to the finished desert and thats it!!
I used pistachio flavoured custard and i added saffron to it and it tasted out of the world!! You can try different combinations like rose, almond etc….. I served it in individual cups with biscuits and my guests loved it!! So…. here is the recipe!!!
750 ml of semi skimmed milk(thats what i usually have at home)
2.5 heaped spoons of pistachio flavored custard powder or even vanilla will do
a pinch of Nitu Didi pure spanish saffron
sugar to taste
a few flaked almonds for decoration
a few bisuits for serving
Heat 700 ml approximately of milk till it comes to a boil. Lower the heat and add the saffron and let it simmer for a minute. Mix the remaining milk (50ml) with the custard powder and let it cook till thick. Add sugar to taste (if on a diet you can even add artificial sweetener). Pour into a pretty dish of individual cups and let it cool. Sprinkle flaked almonds and serve with biscuits.
NITU DIDI TIP: if you dont get custard powder where you live just use cornstarch and add flavoring of your choice
If you dont like almonds or have an allergy you can omit them. You can also add fruit to this when cooled. For a richer custard you can use whole milk or a combination of milk and cream.
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