CAPSICUM DATES CUSTARD




This is my entry for the Master Chef Contest on IndiBlogger. Since the standard of Master Chef is very high, we wanted to create something which is very unique and innovative. So I and my mom zeroed in on capsicum and tried making a sweet dish out of it. Using capsicums in a sweet dish was a challenge, but it came out well and had a distinct flavour and aroma. Since we used capsicums of different colours along with dates and strawberry flavoured custard powder, our dessert looked vibrant and colourful. Making this dish and eating it was an enjoyable experience as it was the first time we made something which we have never heard or seen before.

Serves: 4
Ingredients

2 capsicums cut into very small strips (different colours)
10 dates deseeded and cut into strips
2 ½ cups milk
1 ½ tbsp custard powder
5 to 6 tbsp sugar
1 tsp honey (optional)

Method

Boil the capsicums in 2 to 3 cups of water till they are cooked. Drain the water and set aside in a bowl. Then heat 2 cups of milk in a pan, when it starts boiling, add sugar and cook till the sugar dissolves. Then add capsicums and dates. Stir for a minute. Dissolve custard powder in ½ cup of milk and add to the pan. Check for sugar. When the custard starts thickening, remove from pan and pour into bowls. Allow it to cool and refrigerate. Add honey on top and serve cold.




20 comments:

  1. nice creation,all the best 4 ur entry

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  2. wow! a unique combo. capsicum n dates?.. need ot taste this :)

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  3. very innovative custard recipe. sounds delicious. pretty color too.

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  4. Looks very different!! Using capsicum for a sweet desert is indeed very difficult. Looks very tasty.
    All the Best:)

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  5. Really innovative 1.............gud luck

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  6. Woow!!!looks yummy and feel like have a sip:)

    Taste of Saras Kitchen
    http://bsaraswathy.blogspot.com/

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  7. Unique recipe, sounds interesting and very colorful..

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  8. wow...capsicum in a custard recipe !what an innovative idea !

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  9. so innovative dear..what an interesting combo, lovely dessert..

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  10. Omg, super delicious irresistible yummy dish..

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  11. Quite innovative...
    Custard along with peppers....


    First time here... and a glad to be here....Following you !
    Do sneak a peek when time permits..

    http://www.sandhyas-kitchen.blogspot.com

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  12. Good luck Amina! :)

    Interesting combo of veggie and fruits!

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  13. hi amina, looks interesting to try..never seen this before..capsicum in custrad

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  14. Wow,this is new to me.Perfectly done Dates Custard. Luks dense and super-delicious.All the Best for the Contest Dear.Luv it.

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  15. So unique & a delectable dessert!!!! Thx for dropping by my space Amina..Happy to follow u too :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. Very innovative recipe...never thought of making a dessert with capsicum...love that color....

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  17. wow!!I am sure this is tasty with sweet & bit spicy taste...All the best with your entry,I am sure you will go through it!!

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  18. innovative recipe,dessert with capsicum........never thought of making a sweet with capsicum,awesome recipe.

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