Lagan Nu Custard- Navroz Special!
Happy Navroz !!
Lagan Nu Custard – An Iconic Parsi Dessert!
Preparation Time – 5 minutes, Cooking Time- 1 hour, Servings- 4
1.5 litres milk,
1 cup all purpose flour,
1/3 tin condensed milk,
300 gm sugar,
1/2 teaspoon cardamom and nutmeg,
1 tsp vanilla essence,
Handful of sliced almonds,cashews and raisins.
Step 1- Bring the milk to a boil in a large non-stick pan.
Step 2- Once the milk has boiled, remove from the heat and stir in the condensed milk & sugar. Cook over a slow fire. Now it is the time to taste the milk. If you feel you need more sugar, add some in. Keep stirring this for a good 15 minutes until sugar is melted, the milk sticky and ivory in colour. Remove from the gas and cool.
Step 3- In the meantime, in a steel bowl mix maida, vanilla, nutmeg and cardamom until frothy.
Step 4- Stir this mixture into the cooled milk. Once it’s all mixed, grease a large baking dish and pour the mixture in.
Step 5 -Put the dish in a pre-heated oven and bake until golden (atleast an hour on about 220 degrees celcius). Garnish with the nuts and put it back in the switched off oven.
Step 6 -Chill and serve – it tastes best the next day once the custard is set.
You can relish it in an individual glass or cups!!