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Lagan Nu Custard

Saswati Hota
5 minutes
Prep Time
75 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Lagan Nu Custard RECIPE

The Lagan (wedding)Nu Custard is an iconic dessert that Parsis are known for and is served in Parsi weddings and festivals. An irresistible, traditional pudding made with everyday ingredients like milk, eggs and sugar and usually served with loads of nuts. This easy to whip up, rich dessert is also served on this auspicious day of Navroz.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • Parsee
  • Baking
  • Boiling
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. 5 - eggs
  2. 1.5 L - Milk
  3. 1/3 Tin - Condensed milk (400gm)
  4. 300 gm - sugar (less if your condensed milk is sweetened)
  5. 1/2 tsp - cardamom and Nutmeg Powder
  6. 1 tsp - Vanilla extract
  7. A handful of Chopped pistachios & almonds


  1. Boil the milk in a heavy bottom pan.
  2. Add the condensed milk and sugar and cook the mixture for nearly 15 minutes on low flame stirring in between to avoid getting burnt.
  3. Cook till the milk is sticky and ivory in colour and cool the milk.
  4. Whisk the eggs in a bowl with vanilla extract, cardamom and nutmeg powder until frothy.
  5. Add the eggs to the cooled milk and mix well.Do not rush this step as the eggs will scramble if it's added to hot milk. So make sure the milk is cooled before adding eggs.
  6. Pour the mixture into individual ramekins or a baking dish and bake at 200 deg C for 45-50 minutes in a preheated oven.
  7. Once done garnish with sliced almonds and pistachios and pop it back into the switched off oven for few minutes.
  8. Chill for few hours and serve.

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