Mango Custard - A dessert without which our summers are incomplete. This eggless creamy dessert is served chilled and compliments the Indian summers very well. Custard can be made various ways but, our favourite is Mango.
So, lets keep it traditional and make this the way our Mom's used to make, only difference - we're making it in Mango Flavour. Few ingredients and some time to make this mouth watering custard.
For this creamy dessert, all we need is a bunch of ingredients, and some time. The end product is so creamy and delicious I'm sure this would make it to your summer must eats list.
4(3+1) Cup - Milk
4 Tbsp - Sugar/ Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp - Custard Powder
1 Cup Mangoes - Peeled and Chopped
1/4 Cup - Mango Pulp
In a heavy bottomed pan take 3 Cups of milk and bring it to a boil. Let the milk simmer on low flame for about 10-15 minutes.
In a bowl mix 1 cup milk and 2 tbsp custard powder and make a lump free slurry. Now slowly add this slurry to the boiling milk while continuously stirring.
Make sure to stir continuously as the milk might stick to the bottom of the pan as we add the custard powder mix.
Cook this mixture for about 10 minutes stirring continuously and it will thicken. Add the sugar and boil for another 5 minutes.
Remove from flame and cool completely. Once it comes to room temperature add 1/4 cup mango pulp and mix well.
Now in a serving bowl or a dish add chopped mangoes and pour the custard mix. Top again with some fresh chopped Mangoes. Chill in a refrigerator for around 2 hours and serve.
Mango Custard with Mango Rosettes.
Pro - Tip : While making Custard remember to stir continously after adding the milk slurry to avoid the milk sticking to the bottom of the pan. It will take around 10-15 minutes to prepare this custard but stirring continuously is the key.
These Mango Custard jars make me miss those summer vacations when mom would make us fruit custard and we would ask her to add in only our fruits of choice. Those bowls carried Mumma's affection as she would lovingly make separate bowls for me and my sister as our choice of fruits differed. A spoonful of these is sure to bring back some nostalgia of the good old days.
So, make this no fail recipe of Traditional Indian Custard made by our Mom's only with a twist ,to reminisce the childhood memories of the Maa ke haath ka swaad. Shared with so much "Love", I promise a bowl of this will make you miss your Maa ke haath ka khaana.