Sweet yoghurt custard with cardamom


There are days, where I just do not feel like standing in front of a stove and cooking.

Sometimes there are enough left overs from the day before for everyone to eat, but the problem comes when it is a sweet tea time treat that everyone wants at 3 in the afternoon.

There is never any left overs of sweet things, which means that I really do have to make something.

Most times I can get away with store bought biscuits once or twice in the month a third attempt at getting my family to eat something that is not homemade is like asking them to dig from here to China…lol…

When I am really really lazy I always turn to my old faithful dessert, it is quick and easy to make and you can have a treat in under 30 minutes.

This is one of Madhur Jaffrey’s receipes, she got it from Mallika Basu in London.


  • 500ml plain yoghurt
  • 1 x can condense milk.
  • 1 x tsp cardamom powder.
  • 12 x strands of saffron soaked in 2 x tbsp. warm milk.



  • Pour the yoghurt into a bowl add the condense milk and whisk until well combined.
  • Add the cardamom powder and whisk again.
  • Pour the mixture evenly into 6 greased ramekins, about ¾ of the way up.
  • Place the ramekins in a baking dish.
  • Pour boiling water into the dish until the water reaches halfway up the ramekins, thus creating a water bath for the ramekins.
  • Pop into a preheated oven and bake at 190 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Carefully remove from the oven and evenly spread the milk mixture over the top of each ramekin.
  • Pop back into the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, carefully remove the ramekins from the water bath and allow to cool to room temperature before enjoying.

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