After that sizzling hot chilli pickle here is a really coolcoolcool custard that will not get you all hot and flustered while making it. Its the easiest thing to make in the world and will ensure that you never have ready-made caramel custard again.
3 cups full fat milk
15 tspns sugar (12 for the custard and 3 for the caramel)
1 tspn vanilla essence
Add 12 tspns of sugar to the milk and bring to a boil. Switch off the gas and let the sweet milk cool. While the milk cools beat the eggs (with a hand blender preferably or with a simple whisk) and set aside. Now lets prepare the caramel in a tin . For this you will need a steel tin or any other steel vessel which will fit in your pressure cooker. Place 3 tspns of sugar in the tin and a tblspn of water. Now place the vessel on low heat and let the sugar caramelise. If you are doing this the first time it might seem a bit intimidating but just be patient and do not increase the heat at any cost else the caramel will burn. The sugar and water will slowly turn golden. Tilt the tin in all directions so that the caramel spreads all over the bottom of the tin like in the pic below. Let this cool. After it cools it will feel hard to touch.
After the milk has cooled, add the beaten eggs and the vanilla essence and pour this mixture into your caramel tin. Cover it with a metal plate and pressure cook the entire mixture. The duration of cooking defers from cooker to cooker but do it the way you would if you were cooking dal and rice together. Do not open the cooker immediately. When the cooker is warm to touch open it and let your custard cool down a bit before popping it into the fridge. Chill thoroughly.
Now comes the best part. When you are ready to eat it . Place a serving dish upside-down on the custard tin and holding the tin and plate together in your hand(say a prayer) invert the tin so that the custard falls onto the serving dish. Slice into generous wedges, decorate with cream or eat it as it is. Eaten in anyway it is delicious. Enjoy!!!!! Meanwhile I'll pop over to Meeta's Whats for Lunch Honey and put in this entry for her Monthly Mingle "Beat the Heat"