This is the same recipe of vattalapan with the inclusion of cocoa powder.Even melted
chocolate can be added.I made this with cocoa powder,as I did not want any sugar in it.
My previous posts on vattalapan ,were with jaggery,and another with sugar.You can
check on the dessert list.While I was mixing to make vatallapan….in the spur of the
moment Idecided to add cocoa powder ,and it turned goooood.Though the dominating
taste is jaggery,the little cocoa powder does make the difference…So do try and send in
your comments and suggestions .So let’s get into the recipe now.
200-250 gm jaggery (preferably Kitul)
1 cup thick coconut milk
Pinch of salt
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp.cardamon powder
1 tblsp cocoa powder
Few cashewnuts for the topping.
1/2 cup water to melt the jaggery
Heat the jaggery and water to make a syrup.Remove from fire.Whilst the jaggery is
hot,Add the cocoa powder and mix well.Set aside.Beat the eggs and coconut milk
together.Add the restof the ingredients and pour into a bowl.Add the cashewnuts .Cover
and steam till done.
Note:You can bake this dessert in a water bath too.
Variation :Brown sugar or Demerara sugar can be used as a substitute for jaggery.
Link to vatalappan WATALAPPAN (COCONUT AND JAGGERY CUSTARD)