The grand celebration has finally begun in India. Today, the nation is celebrating Holika Dahan and is ready to splash colours on March 29. The three-day long festival is fun-filled and exhilarates everyone around.
Popularly known as festival of colours, Holi is celebrated in myriad ways around the country. In Bengal’s Dol Jatra or Dol Purnima, people smear themselves in gulaal and play around swings. In Brij’s Lath Maar Holi, men shield themselves from women who chase them out with sticks or long wooden staff – a symbolic ritual associated with the legend of Lord Krishna and Radha.
Well, festival is India is half-done without food. Especially, when it comes to Holi the festival is an amalgamation of food and colours. Delicacies like gujiyas, pakoris, custard, dahi vadas, to name a few are most common and plays a significant role to make your Holi extra special.
On the occasion of Holi 2021, here is the recipe of chocolate custard you can easily prepare at home this festival of colours:
How to make chocolate custard?
- Vanilla Extract
- Unsweetened cocoa
- Combine 2 cups of milk and sugar in a heavy bottomed sauce pan and bring to a simmer.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining ¼ cup of milk with custard powder and cocoa powder. Whisk well making sure that there are no lumps. Set aside.
- Once the milk comes to a low boil, remove from heat and slowly stir in the custard powder mixture while whisking continuously.
- Put the pan back on heat and cook on medium-low flame, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
- The mixture should coat the back of the spoon.
- Remove from heat and pour into a medium bowl. Stir in vanilla extract. Place a clingwrap right on the surface of the custard to avoid skin formation.
- Then let the mixture cool completely.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving.
- To serve, top with fruit, cookie crumbs, chopped nuts and enjoy.