Give me a TINKLE anytime…

supandi
“I have been asked to keep an eye on the boiling milk…….any suggestions on what I can do with my other eye till then??!” – a Suppandi original.

Did you know that Suppandi, of the Tinkle Comics fame will make his debut on the silver screen next November 2010?It seems that the producers of the 28 year old comic series, ACK Media, are producing a stereoscopic 3D animation film with Suppandi as the protagonist.

For those not-in-the-know, the Tinkle and ACK comic magazines were one of the standard reads for loads of Indian kids growing up in the 80’s and 90’s and Suppandi of Tinkle fame was a rectangular-headed village simpleton who often got into troubles because he insisted on thinking for himself. His clumsiness and uncanny ability to get into trouble and his journey from one mishap to another made him such an endearing fool. .

When I read this snippet of information in last week’s Economic Times it brought in a deluge of memories. Did you know the idea behind starting Amar Chitra Katha came to its founder Mr. Pai when he watched a quiz contest on Doordarshan in February 1967, wherein participants easily tackled questions pertaining to Greek mythology, but were unable to reply to the question “In the Ramayana, who was Rama’s mother?”

I too read a whole lot of Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle magazines all though my early school life and even now I sigh with fondness every time I can lay my hands on one. These magazines helped me and many others develop an interest in Indian Mythology and its vibrant history.

I have spent countless hours lost in the vivid stories of poets, dreamers,magical lands, valiant kings and queens, courageous freedom fighters, the clever animals, sly animals… the repertoire was endless and best of all was the eternal victory in all stories of good over evil…if only life were as black and white now….

Anyway I’m going to leave you with a pudding that is as simple as it is delicious …but don’t go by the picture. Its one of those ugly duckling puddings; the taste of the pudding is in the eating……
Chocolate magic mud pudding
Magic Chocolate Mud Pudding
Serves 4

50 g butter
200 g brown sugar
2 cups milk
1 cup self-raising flour( I used its sub i.e.for 1 cup self-raising flour substitute 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp baking soda.
1 tsp ground cinnamon
75 ml cocoa powder

Vanilla ice cream to serve.
Magic Chocolate Mud Pudding
Preheat your oven to 180 C and grease and keep ready an ovenproof dish( preferably use a soufflé dish as it will support the sponge as it rises)

Put in the butter, ¾ cup of the sugar and 2/3 cup of the milk in a saucepan and heat gently until butter has melted and sugar has dissolved. Remember to stir frequently.

Now, sift the flour, cinnamon and 1 tbsp of the cocoa powder into the pan and stir into the mixture.
Pour this batter into the prepared dish and level the surface.

Sift the remaining sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl, mix well and sprinkle over the pudding batter. Pour in the remaining milk over the top and bake for 40 minutes or until the sponge is firm to tough.

Serve hot with ice cream.

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11 Comments

  1. hudha

     /  November 26, 2009

    it is yummyyyyyyyy…….
    give me some moreeeeee
    pudding

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  2. bergamot

     /  October 8, 2009

    Yummy… this is one pudding i just love. warm pudding with the chocolate sauce and some ice cream.. heavenly…

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  3. suppandi ..my favourite too..yummy pudding…

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  4. Those by gone days, wish they are here to be enjoyed again!..ACK were among my fav reads…and I loved Suppandi!..and how funny you should name your dish as that!..:)..but am sure it was really tasty…

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  5. u have a lovely blog dear..Loved those first line of suppandi..I used to read his tales a lot…

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  6. Tinkle! I used to religiously buy them on our short vacations to india as a kid, and then it seemed like they went off the market? Or maybe I was too busy checking out Stardust and Filmfare instead….*chuckle*

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  7. Awesome Header Pic ! Totally loved it :)

    And even me one of great fans of Tinkles, have a huge collection @ home, infact even now I do buy a Tinkle if ever I need to travel by train sometime !

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  8. looks yummy..

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  9. Your posts always make me smile. Tinkle – I love them. the chocolate pudding looks like a treat!

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  10. even i luv readin tinkle specially during long train journey,..miss those days….of walkman and comics…

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  11. Yummy pudding and again…you are brilliant with the SR substitution! Thanks! This recipe might make it to the dinner table tonight….with the son back to school for the next few weeks….I have made a simple lentil vegetable curry for supper and I am thinking we would deserve a very nice little treat for dessert. This fits the bill!.

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