Sunday, September 7, 2008

A pudding love story.

When I was a kid I always looked forward to visit my native place and especially one place called Chootuvelli where my aunt lived. Apart from the excitement of meeting my cousins there was another reason why I was so eager about it always... To relish the delicacies made by my favourite aunt…Daisy aunty…

If there was one person who could easily fit the tag of people who made food with love, it had to be her. Biriyani, meat rolls, chicken fry, mango milk shake from Daisy aunty’s kitchen were legendary, but what held a special place for me was the pudding she prepared.

So while I called her up yesterday I was tempted to ask the secret of her pudding. Well I know that I ll never be able to match her tonnes of experience, so I was glad when she explained to me a little innovation of her to make an ordinary pudding look exotic. I love puddings and given a choice between ice cream and pudding, I would sure yeah to pudding any day! If asked specifically why I love puddings its coz they have a mild sensuous pleasure which an ice cream doesn’t have.Its like a porsche versus Hummer, both are poles apart.

Pudding powder mix is easily available in the market and I don’t have to explain how to make a pudding. It’s easy to figure out how to make a pudding and you don’t need Mensa level intelligence for that. So how to make the pudding extra special?

*Powder a packet of ordinary biscuits (I used walnut biscuits though) to a coarse form.(Don’t make it too fine)
*Heat 3-4 teaspoon of butter in a pan and once it has melt add the biscuit powder.
*On a low flame keep blending this mix until you get a nice aroma of butter+biscuit.
*Transfer this content to the frame where you want the pudding to be served.
*Make a nice bed of this mix on it which would act as the base for the pudding.

Now go ahead and make the pudding.

*Just boil the milk and add sugar depending on the content of the pudding powder.(Sometimes sugar is part of it).
*Keep stirring it until its quite thick.(like in thick curd).
*Be careful not allow any lumps to be formed while heating and make sure an even consistency is maintained. It is preferable to use a whipper if you have one.
*Pour the mix over the biscuit base evenly and allow it to settle.
*After a few minutes when the heat is gone, keep the frame in the refrigerator for a couple of hours.
*Serve it after a heavy non-veg meal..;-P


Mishmash ! said...

Njan thala kunichu namichu!!

this is not a starving bachelor cooking up something to fill his is bachleor amrbosia for sure :))

This is such an easy tasty alternative to crushed pralines....will surely adopt this method and You re so right about the sensuous pleasure of pudding!

P.S Btw, who was the special guest.. to be served on a heart shaped pan et al....? :P

silverine said...

Absolutely droolicious!!! I am a huge pudding fan myself and I am making this this week. Your aunt is definitely born with a cooking ladle!!Thanks a lot for the recipe!!

mathew said...

@Mishmash easily boost my spirits..;-)
and there was no special guest..wI have just this frame for the cake or its by default cooked with love ;-P

I cross checked with my aunt she claims to have come to the world with a umblical cord!!;-D

apart from kidding,do try it out..and make the base thinner than whats shown in the pic..dont let any other flavour overwhelm the pudding..:-)

VIDYA said...

yum! and i thot i was the only person who actly liked pudding, but then i ve never tried it ths kind of base, def trying this out...
wats with the heart? ;) ur blog has sudenly gone from 'spark' to soopar sparky... :d

Dhanya said...

Wow even I'm a huge pudding fan right from childhood.. Will try this out for sure.. You rock :)

Salil said...

Hi Mathew,
I did not know that pudding had a mild sensuous pleasure which an ice cream doesnt have. I wouldnt mind either even before a heavy non-veg meal :-)

Jyothsna said...

Porsche vs hummer?? You guys can never leave cars alone!! That is a love-ly pudding and will have to try that when I have the next sugar craving.

Neena Padayatty said...

Ach Mein Gott!
Ithineyanno ee Onathinidayil 'Pudding' kachavadam ennu parayunne...;-D

Good job, Big chef!

നിലാവ് said...

That's wonderful Mathew. Will try it this weekend. But, that 'frame' rocks!

Mallugirl said...

wow! that's a proff. looking dessert. and i like ur analogy with the cars..pudding is immensely like- able.

mathew said...

hahah..coz i have only a heart frame at home..;-)
Do try out this one..and happy onam!

wow...thank you..
and yeah am die hard pudding fan of my fav desert apart from creme brule...

Well..ofcoz..close your eyes..take a few deep breaths and try both...and find which one is better..:-P

hehehe..that was the most obvious comparison i could think of..
sure try this out..

danke schon..
You should be in deutschland!!:-)
athe onamthinne edaayil puddingum sausageum evide kachavaddam nadakkum...;-P

thanks to the old tenant who was staying here and left it..:-)

its a pleasure to hear from a professional like you.. :-)
thank you..

Wishing all a happy Onam

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow this one looks something to try out soon. Yummmmmmmmmmy.

Divs said...

shoot! I wanna eat it right now!!
I mean NOW! my mouth is watering..

I don't like ice creams.. But pudding.. yumm....

Shella said...

This looks like a piece of heaven Mathew - ok ..ok...maybe that was a little too much....lets make it a peice of cloud then!! But whatever...its looks yummm...gorgeous and superbly delicious....i wholly admit to the sensuous pleasure.....mmmmmmmm

Divz said...

hey mathew..thanks a lot for ur wishes...guess u too had a great onam there..
looks good!! even iam a big pudding fan but not so great at making it!! i can never unmould and reverse a caramel pudding :(
and as this doesnt require reversing i shall try it!!

malaika said...

mathachan..Cooking recipes from a guy and they look damn delicious.

malaika said...

And you are also from CET ? Oh, so am I.

mathew said...

@Kitchen Flavours try it out..:-)

thank try it out..

i love em..


September 13, 2008 10:24 AM
I love caramel puddings more..this is just an offbeat one..I havent ever tried to make a caramel one though..

thank you..and yeah am a CETian too..:-)

Anonymous said...

Its wonderful to have aunties like that.I have found that most of the kottayam housewives are expert cake/pudding makers.The ones that taste heavanly..
This pudding looks so tempting.
Dont forget to call Daisy aunty every week(ha ha its worth ?)asking some doubt or the other.But make sure to post them ..

Shreya said...

Hi Mathew, great pudding, and great innovation. Thanks to Daisy Aunty for sharing it with you! Will try this for sure:-)

Anonymous said...

Gosh. Pudding and that too shaped like a heart. There is romantic aspirations for your tongue!!

Looking at the number of comments, I suddenly realize that we should all make a pudding-lovers-society!

I will add to the list of people who try out your prized recipe. I would really love to see a souffle featured on ambrosia sometime. What say?

veena said...

Hi Mathew

Great pudding .Will try this for sure ..Kandittu vayil ninnu vellam varunnu..!!! :)

B said...

The puddin looks so sinfully delicious..ppl are gonna get diabetic just seeing this stuff..what do u do to lose all these heavy duty calories after an ambrosia session like this?

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