In a large bowl mix the milk , eggs , vanilla essence and 3 tbsp sugar. Whisk well with fork or hand mixer - but not foamy
To make Caramelized sugar--
--take a stainless steel container with a cover
-- place this (without the cover ) on gas and add 2 tbsp sugar. Let it cook for 1 mn till bottom is coated with the Caramelised sugar. Remove and Let it stand for 10 mns
Pour the egg and milk mixture over the Caramelised sugar. Cover the ss container with the lid
Take a big pan. Add water to it till about 1".
Place the stainless steel container ( closed with lid property ) in this pan .
Place the pan on the gas on slow fire. Cover the pan with lid.
The steam from boiling water will cook the caramel custard. Let it cook for 1.5 hrs.
Remove the ss container from water and let it cool. When cooled refrigerate till chilled
Before serving , run a knife around the rim of the container.
INVERT the contents of container into a dessert plate so that the caramelised side comes on top !