Spicy Chocolate Custard

This month the Recipe ReDux team asked us pair chocolate with an ingredient of our choice. Actually chocolate goes well with everything and everything tastes best with chocolate. While thinking of a pair, I decided to spice up chocolate!

I have never tried this combo so I was all the more interested in making a dish with chocolate and chili!And this was born this dish!!!A simple  dessert that tastes like heaven with a hint of spiciness...

I used:
Serves- 2

Milk - 1 1/2 cups + 1/4 cup
Custard powder- 2 tablespoons
Sugar- 1/4 cup
Fennel seeds- 1/4 teaspoon
Cinnamon- 1" piece
Cocoa powder- 2 teaspoons
Red chili [Cayenne pepper] powder  -1/8 teaspoon


Sugar pearls
Chocolate chips
Fennel seeds
Red chili flakes

In a pan heat  1 1/2 cups of milk and bring to boil. Add the whole spices ,sugar and simmer for 10 minutes.Remove from heat and let the flavors blend for an hour or so.Strain and keep aside.

In a bowl take the custard powder, cocoa powder,cayenne pepper and mix. Add 1/4 cup cold milk and whisk so that there are no lumps.

Return the milk to the pan and bring to boil. Add the cocoa mix and simmer till the mixture thickens and coats the back of the ladle. Keep stirring often.

Remove from heat and chill till serving time. Serve garnished with sugar pearls, chocolate chips,chili flakes, fennel seeds.


If custard powder is not available,use corn flour. Add a teaspoon of vanilla essence to the cocoa mixture.
This tastes best when served chilled
Adjust the quantity of spices to suit your taste.

Bon Appetit...


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