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Saurabh Kumar's - Click a Food (aka Bachelor Cooking)

Everybody in my family, that is my mother, my father, my grandfather, my tauji, my mausi etc. have a knack for cooking. They just love cooking and experimenting with food....so why not I give it a shot too? :) Here I try to jot down my cooking experiences, a la bachelor style!

Oh, and by the way, all snaps have been taken by me, and not lifted from the web! :)
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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Caramel Pudding

Due to some nation wide controversy on Salman Khan, we could not get the movie tickets to 'Meine pyar kyun kiya', which also means that I now have plenty of time for the day at home. On a brainwave, I decided I should try making Caramel Pudding. My mom makes it and it tastes just YUM! A phone call to dear mom resulted in the recipe. Now cooking rice or pulses for lunch is one thing, and making something like this is a different game altogether. It’s like, watching a movie alone means no fun at all. So I called over some of my friends and they are usually always ready to participate in such crazy brainwaves of mine, and as expected, agreed to be my partner in crime.

Ingredients
  1. 1/2 litre milk (not the thin, diet milk)

  2. 1.5 medium sized eggs (yes, 2 eggs seemed too much)

  3. Vanilla essence (to mask the smell of eggs, and give a yummy aroma)

  4. Grated almonds (preferably wet in water)

  5. About 6 tablespoons of sugar

  6. Pressure cooker (yup, because I made it with what cooking utensils i had. Means no microwave or a oven or a OTG)

  7. A utensil which can fit in your pressure cooker

  8. A lid for your utensil, inside the cooker

Method
  1. Boil the milk and stir it to avoid it sticking to sides. Keep boiling till the milk gets thicker (will be a bit more than half the quantity you started with) and add 5 spoons of heaped sugar to the milk

  2. Beat the eggs

  3. Let the milk cool now

  4. Take a utensil, and put about 1 tablespoon of sugar in it. Spread the sugar and then put the utensil on heat for a moment. This will melt the sugar....quickly tilt the utensil so that you get a nice brown sugar coat on the base. Let it cool

  5. When the milk has cooled, mix the beaten eggs in it

  6. Now add about 5-8 drops of Vanilla essence

  7. The milk now needs to be poured in the utensil.

  8. Pour some water in the cooker (about 1-2 cups), place a lid on the utensil and put the utensil in the cooker.

  9. Remove the pressure valve of the cooker and put the cooker on heat for about 15 minutes

  10. After this open the cooker. Take out the utensil and let it cool. Do NOT try to take the pudding out at the moment as it will be set at the moment. Infact after it cooled down, i put the utensil as-is in my refrigerator.

  11. Next morning, I just turned it upside down on plate and my pudding was ready!

  12. You may put grated almonds on top.


The pudding came out to be just perfect, but being the good and responsible friends and citizens that we are, we decided not to cut the pudding, and first invite some friends to it. We called our friend Debendra(urf Debu), but apparently he was allergic to egg puddings! Then we invited Aneeta, a good friend and another colleague, over for the dessert – and we learnt that she was down with a bout of food poisoning…. Probably good for us that now we had the pudding all for ourselves, and with no guilt feeling :) So after a torturous wait of about 10 hours, we had the pudding. Rest assured, I am confident I can have this lovely dessert ready to baffle any guests I have over for lunch in future!

Do let me know if you have any suggestions or improvements, or even if you tried this out.


The pudding should appear like this, when ready. It would appear thick, almost like curd, specially when it is hot. Allow it to cool down completely. And then turn it upside down on a container.


Here is the Caramel Pudding, which finally was too tempting to resist even to shoot the pics of!

4 Comments:

At 1:36 PM, July 28, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm ... i am sure the pudding was good (coz my sis said so ;) ) ... but u mite wanna transfer it to a prettier plate to make it look more enticing !! ... like the mango icecream looks really cool :) ... but hey this is jus a suggestion ... no hard feelings ok?!

 
At 9:50 PM, July 28, 2005, Blogger waveking said...

Hey Dips, thanks for the comment (infact my FIRST comment on the blog) and yes we sure did think of pudd(tt)ing the pudding in a glass bowl or something for a better snap, but as mentioned, it was too tempting and we wanted to dive into it without much further ado :)

 
At 9:22 AM, September 07, 2008, Blogger Piyusha said...

decent stuff for a bachelor... ehhhh ;)(whoever u are)

 
At 11:13 AM, November 26, 2008, Anonymous Nur said...

this pudding looks very tempting :)

 

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