firstly, in a large bowl take 1 cup milk and add 2 tbsp cocoa powder and 2 tbsp corn flour. corn flour can be replaced with custard powder.
whisk well until the mixture is well combined without any lumps.
transfer the mixture to a kadai and add ½ cup milk.
cook on low flame stirring continuously.
once the mixture is well combined add ¼ cup sugar. if you are looking for slightly sweeter pudding then add ½ cup sugar.
stir until the sugar is dissolved completely.
further, add ½ cup cream and continue to stir until the mixture turns smooth and silky.
now add ½ cup chocolate chip. i have used a milk chocolate chip, you can use dark chocolate for intense chocolate flavour.
stir until the chocolate chip melts completely.
keep cooking on low flame until the mixture thickens and turns glossy.
turn off the flame and add 1 tsp vanilla extract and ¼ tsp salt. mix well.
transfer the chocolate pudding into small cups and cover with a lid. you can alternatively use cling wrap to cover. rest for 2 hours in the refrigerator to set completely.
finally, enjoy eggless chocolate pudding recipe garnished with chocolate chips.