Today’s post is about a traditional sweet which is prepared with cow’s Colostrum milk. As we are unable to get the colostrum milk , we can make a instant version at home. This is so easy and delicious. Instant Kharvas / Instant Junnu has a slightly similar texture to Paneer ,but it is more soft and sweet.It just melts in the mouth leaving you craving for more. An ideal dessert for any occasion.
What is Kharvas?
Kharvas is an Indian milk pudding made from cow or buffalo colostrum, ie the first form of milk produced within one or two days of giving birth. It originated in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is prepared by steaming a mix of colostrum, milk, and jaggery or sugar until it coagulates into a jiggling solid. Cardamom and saffron added for flavoring. This delicacy is very delicious and irresistible.
What is ShhhhhCooking theme for this month?
I joined this wonderful group a few months back. This group is being maintained by Mayuri Patel and Renu who are wonderful admins. Each blogger in Alphabetical order gets a chance to select a theme. This month Anu Kollon who suggested a theme Steamed Food . Check out her delicious dish for this theme.My Partner this month is Kalyani who is a wonderful co blogger. I gave her two ingredients Cumin and Cucumber and she gave me Milk powder and Cardamom power.Check out her awesome dish for this theme.
Recipe for Instant Kharvas / Instant Junnu:
1 Cup Full cream Milk
1/2 Cup Milk Powder
1 Cup thick Yogurt
1/4 Tsp Cardamom Powder
1 Cup Condensed Milk
Few Strands of Saffron
Take a wide bottom bowl.
Add milk and milk powder. Whisk well until it combines without any lumps.
Next add thick yogurt and condensed milk. Whisk until everything combines well.
Add Saffron strands and mix again.
Take a round pan. Transfer the mixture to the pan.
Garnish with Cardamom Powder.
Cover the pan with aluminium foil. Then place a plate on top.
Add enough water in a steamer. Place the round pan in the steamer. Cover the lid.
Steam for about 35 mins. Add water to the steamer in between if needed.
Check with a tooth pick and if it comes out clean then switch off the flame.
Allow it to come to room temperature.
Refrigerate it for about an hour or until it sets nicely.