Thursday, February 12, 2015

Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding - Valentines Day Recipes

Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding is a very easy and impressive dessert that you can make for valentines day to treat your special person or your kids.Actually I planned for a cookie (which I will be posting tomorrow) to post for valentines day but yesterday when I was cleaning the pantry saw a full pack of custard powder kept untouched so thought to make some pudding with it. I always wanted to try red velvet recipes seeing the bright tempting color so the idea of making Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding came live today.

I have seen many red velvet recipes using beets as base so confidently went ahead with it, also I had no food color matching the color of red velvet so had to go with what I had in hand.I was a bit skeptical whether there will be after taste of beets in the pudding, but to my surprise no one found the secret ingredient and I happily said I used food color for achieving this color ;)

Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe
Mittu is fond of custard based puddings and having her favorite chocolate in puddings sure will be a wow factor to her.I am sure kids will love this and you can be content of sneaking in beets in the pudding...:)

I had some chores to be completed so had to complete the clicks quickly today and couldn't wait for the pudding to set as you see it gooey in the pics.
Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe

Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes : 4 small cups
Recipe Category: Spread | Recipe Cuisine: Indian 

Milk - 1 and 1/2 cup + 1/2 cup
Custard powder(vanilla flavored) - 3 tbsp
Beetroot - 1/2 or (1/4 cup pureed)
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Choco Chip - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/8 cup + 2 tbsp
Vanilla essence - 1/4 tsp
Chocolate Semiya, Color Sprinkles - for garnish

Method:

  1. Chop beets roughly and pressure cook along with little water for 4 whistles or until mushy.Cool down, strain water and collect the beets in a mixer and grind it a smooth paste.Mix with the reserved water, and set aside.In a mixing bowl - take custard powder,coco powder,sugar and beets puree.How to make Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe - Step1
  2. Add 1/2 cup milk and whisk it well.Add vanilla essence and whisk well without any lumps.All this should be done off the stove
    How to make Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe - Step2
  3. Boil milk in a pan, now add chocolate beets mixture and keep whisking.Keep in low flame and whisk it well continuously else lumps will start forming.
    How to make Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe - Step3
  4. When the mixture starts to thicken slightly add chocochips and mix well.The mixture will further thicken, when you scrap it should easily leave the sides of the pan without sticking.
    How to make Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe - Step4
  5. It will coat the laddle well, it will thick,creamy and shiny at this stage switch off. Wash the moulds well and keep it ready.Scoop the pudding and fill it in the desired cups.Chill the pudding atleast for an hour or until serving time.
    How to make Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe - Step5
Serve chilled.
Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe

My Notes:

  • After setting for a hour the pudding can be easily demouldable.I clicked it as soon I poured the pudding so it was goey, either way it tastes delicious.
  • You can replace custard powder with cornflour too.
  • A layer of pudding skin forms so if you like it then refrigerate as such without covering.If you dont like pudding skin wrap the pudding bowls/cups with a cling wrap and then refriegerate. 
  • To supress the beets flavour adding choco chips is must also it gives a nice chocolatey flavour.You can replace it with choco sauce / chocolate shavings too.
  • If you prefer add some chopped nuts to the pudding and then set it.
  • The color depends on the beetroot color and the coco powder color.I used Hersheys coco powder and it lent a great flavour and color too.
Red Velvet Chocolate Pudding Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

6 comments:

  1. Red Velvet Pudding looks so luscious!!! Love that you have used beetroot for the red colour.

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  2. Very good nd healthy idea .... Lovely color

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  3. That is what I call an awesome preparation of red velvet pudding.
    Deepa

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  4. that is looking so drool worthy!!! beautiful color!!

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  5. I'm going to try it today... looks yummy

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