Recipe – Dry Fruit Custard

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Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • Milk: 4 Cups
  • Custard Powder: 2 Tablespoon
  • Sugar or honey: 2 Tablespoon (Custard powder contains sweet ingredients, so check the taste while adding sugar)
  • Ghee: 2 Teaspoon
  • Dry fruits: 1 Tablespoon chopped Cashew, Almonds, Pistachios, Walnuts and Raisins
  • Cardamom Powder (elaichi); ¼ teaspoon


  • Take custard powder in a small bowl, add 4 tablespoons of warm milk. Mix it well to a smooth paste, with no lumps.
  • In a pan heat ghee and roast the dry fruits for 1 minutes. Take out the roasted dry fruits and keep aside.
  • Add milk in the same pan.
  • Once milk starts to boil, add this custard paste. Stir continuously.
  • Cook over medium flame for 7-8 minutes or till custard thickens up.
  • Add sugar and stir for 2-3 minutes or till sugar melts.
  • Add the roasted dry fruits and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Transfer the custard to a big bowl. And let it cool completely.
  • Refrigerate for minimum 30 minutes and serve.

Cook’s Note

  • You may soak 4-5 saffron stands in 1 tablespoon milk and add it to custard while adding sugar.
  • While hot, custard looks thinner consistency, but once cooled, it gets thicker. So, do not thicken it up very much while cooking.