Friday 14 February 2014

Caramel Custard Pudding/ Mexican Flan - Happy Valentine's Day

Today from Priya’s Virudhu, we are wishing each and every one of you, “Happy Valentine’s Day”. Love for your friends, family or any one special is always in your heart, Valentine’s Day is the special day to express your true love, show that you really care and cherish all the little moments. So for this special day, I made Caramel Custard Pudding as a special treat for my loving family. It is a very light, delicate and heavenly tasting dessert prepared in most of the places in India. 

Here’s how to make Caramel Custard Pudding with step by step photos…

250 ml
2 tbsp
Vanilla essence
½ tsp

For Caramel
4 tbsp
2 tbsp
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking/Baking time: 45  minutes
Serves: 4-5
Author: Priya Anandakumar


For Making Caramel:

Heat a pan and add sugar to it. Start stirring it, slowly add the water wait for the bubbles to start and change to golden brown colour. Switch off the stove.

Pour it immediately to the pudding moulds or ramekins.

For Making the Pudding:

Preheat the oven to 190 C/375 F.

Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed vessel. After it boils, switch off the stove and let it cool for few minutes.

Beat the eggs, sugar and vanilla essence until fluffy. You can use either your mixer or whisk.

Now add the boiled milk to the egg mixture, beating continuously with a whisk. Strain this through a strainer to remove undissolved egg white strands.

Now place the ramekins or pudding mold in to a baking pan filled with water for about 1 inch height. Pour the egg & milk mixture to the ramekins.

Keep the baking pan in to oven in the middle rack and bake it for about 35-45 minutes. Check if your pudding is ready by inserting a tooth pick, if it comes out clean, then your pudding is ready.

Remove from the oven and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving, but if you leave them over night they taste awesome. Before serving run a knife around the edges of the pudding to loosen a bit and then invert the ramekins onto the serving plate.

A very delicious caramel coated vanilla pudding is ready to be enjoyed.


  • Here I have baked the pudding the oven, alternatively you can steam cook them.
  • Place the baking bowl [with ramekins] inside a idli cooker or steamer or cooker  and cook for 15-20 minutes.

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  1. yummy, tasty pudding and nice clicks.

  2. One of my fav desserts and I'm still making an attempt to make them. Happy Valentine's day to you too.

  3. they look really beautiful priya... I wish I could try them but is it possible without egg??
    any alternatives??

    1. Thanks a lot Sangeetha, you can try replacing eggs with custard powder, though they dont taste exactly the same but it is still light and delicious...

  4. Looking super tasty and ymuuy pudding !!

  5. Yumm all time favorite..

  6. soft are they to scoop - happy valentine's day priya

  7. wow Priya this is a yummy treat...

  8. Custard looks so good.Perfectly made.

  9. beautiful ... சூப்பர்

  10. When I see dis caramel custard I remember my thrive for it when I was pregnant........Ur caramel custard z so delicious and perfect....

  11. Superb Caramel custard. So soft and Delicious. My favourie dish.

  12. Got to make this dessert as my hubby loves it.

  13. i can feel its sponginess ...n light sugary pudding melting on my mouth...

  14. Lovely! one of my fav n been a while since I made! your pics are sure tempting me :-)

  15. Delicious and yummy pudding..

  16. thats a great virtual treat for all ur sure its making every 1 drool..

  17. Easy n tasty pudding,looks yum

  18. this is an all time favorite... so yummy....

  19. That is a melt in the mouth... Hope u had a lovely Valentine's day.

  20. Such a lovely looks :) and a yummy pudding .. loving your step by step pictures good work priya


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