Saturday, October 26, 2013

Chocolate Pudding

Puddings were a new concept to me. When I first moved to Singapore, I tried these small mango pudding cups from Fairprice. These were almost a jelly than a pudding, so I was never really interested in puddings again. But some years later a friend of mine from Germany said that she was totally addicted to chocolate puddings! So I gave chocolate pudding a try, and they were pure bliss! 

I stumbled upon a wonderful site, I found this easy recipe for chocolate pudding. Her pictures were so inspiring for my photo shoot as well.

Recently we went to a close-friend’s daughter’s birthday. I wanted to make a quick and eggless dessert to take to the birthday party. And this pudding recipe seemed the perfect dessert for a 9 year old and a 3 year old! The adults too enjoyed their sweet little chocolate cups!

Chocolate Pudding:
Makes: 12 small jelly cups of pudding

¼ cup (30 grams) – Corn-starch ( I used tapioca starch)
½ cup (100 grams) – Sugar
1/8 teaspoon - Salt
3 Cups (705 ml) – Milk
170 grams (6 ounces) – Baking Chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used Hershey’s chocolate chips)
1 teaspoon – Vanilla essence

  • Use a double broiler, or place a large stainless steel bowl over a pot of simmering hot water.
  • In the stainless steel bowl add the tapioca starch, sugar and salt.
  • Slowly add the milk to the bowl. Keep stirring constantly to mix all the ingredients.
  • Keep the stove on medium, and continue to stir for about 10-15 minutes.
  • As the mixture begins to thicken, to test the consistency, use a spoon to see if it coats the back of the spoon.
  • Now add the chocolate and keep stirring until dissolved for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the vanilla essence.
  • If there are any lumps, strain the pudding through a strainer. This is not necessary if the pudding is of smooth consistency.
  • When still hot, spoon the pudding into serving bowl or individual cups.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and upto 3 days. 
  • Serve chilled with a topping of strawberries/whipped cream/ any nuts.

Double Broiler Method

The mixture coating the back of the spoon.


  1. Hi Chitra, just came across your blog from SNB Book Club and must say your recipes look yummy and simple as well to try at home... will keep coming back specially for desserts.

  2. Thank u neha! Do like my Facebook page to stay tuned to new recipes!

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