Portuguese Chocolate Custard Tarts Recipe | Food Diaries | Masala TV | Zarnak Sidhwa | Dessert

Portuguese Chocolate Custard Tarts make an iconic dessert. It is the perfect thing to make at tea-time. Enjoy a relaxing cup of coffee or tea with these beautiful looking tarts.

Watch this Masala TV video to learn how to make Portuguese Chocolate Custard Tarts and Jalapeno Cheese Balls Recipes. This show of Food Diaries with Chef Zarnak Sidhwa aired on 23 September 2021.







  • Puff pastry 375 gm
  • Flour for dusting
  • Ground cinnamon 1 ½ tsp
  • Caster sugar 2 tbsp
  • Ground almonds 6 tbsp
  • Egg yolks 2
  • Chocolate spread 200 gm
  • Custard 300 gm
  • Icing sugar to serve


Roll the pastry on a floured work surface to a rectangle. Mix the cinnamon and caster sugar, and sprinkle evenly over the top of the pastry, then use a rolling pin to gently roll over the top so the sugar is pressed in. Use your hands to tightly roll up the pastry from one of the short ends into a sausage, then cut into 12 slices. Turn each slice so the spiral faces upwards then roll to make a disc to ¼” thickness and use to line 12 holes of a muffin tin. A little overhanging pastry is fine.
Mash the ground almonds and egg yolks into the chocolate spread, then whisk in the custard little by little to make a smooth chocolate custard, and pour into a jug. Divide between the pastry cases, filling ¾ of the way up, and bake at 200 degrees C for 18-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden and puffed around the edges. Lift one out to check the pastry is golden right to the bottom. Cool for 15 minutes in the tin, then eat just warm or at room temperature, dusted with a little icing sugar.


  • Cream cheese 8 oz
  • Cheese (grated) 1 cup
  • Jalapenos (seeded and diced) 3
  • Chicken (boiled and chopped) 1/4 cup
  • Sriracha sauce 2 tbsp
  • Bread crumbs 1 1/2cup

For The Coating:

  • Flour 1/2 cup
  • Bread crumbs 1 cup
  • Garlic powder 1 tsp
  • Red chili powder 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper 1/4 tsp
  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • Eggs 2
  • Oil for frying


Mix together the cream cheese, grated cheese, diced jalapenos, chicken and Sriracha sauce. Add the bread crumbs and mix. Form into balls. Place on a lined baking sheet and freeze for 30 minutes. Put the flour into one bowl and the beaten eggs in a second bowl. In the third bowl, combine the bread crumbs, garlic powder, chili powder, black pepper and salt. Heat oil in a deep pan. Remove cheese balls from the freezer. Dip in the flour mixture, then into the beaten eggs, and finally coat with the bread crumbs mixture. Fry for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown. Drain and serve.

Portuguese Chocolate Custard Tarts Recipe in Urdu and English

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