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.
  • Now un mould the kharvas on to a plate.
  • Excess water will ooze out.
  • Cut into slices and serve.
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. I love the picture and it is too tempting. I have heard the name and this looks so delicious. I love any milk based sweet so will try this sometime.

  2. Have heard a lot about how delicious the kharwas tastes but never tasted myself . Your kharwqs looks so beautiful like a rich pannacota set perfectly.

  3. I have so many fond childhood memories of having kharwas at my maternal grandmother’s place. Grandma had many cows and buffaloes and whenever we visited her place someone or the other might have given birth to calf. Also people in villages share the colostrum to their neighbours so we have enjoyed kharwas often. Did not knew that we can recreate the dish even in absence of colostrum. Thanks for the lovely share.

  4. I’ve heard of this dish as some Gujaratis too make it. However, when I was a kid I refused to taste it as I was told it was made from colostrum. For me it equated to stealing milk that was meant for a calf. However, nowadays most people replace it with normal milk and cream. The is an awesome dish and am bookmarking it to try this version. It looks so tempting.

  5. I love junnu . Thanks for the recipe. I will surely try it out. We used to have the real one when we were kids. Those days we had the milk man supplying fresh milk right at the doorstep and it was interesting to see them milking the buffalo

  6. I am big fan of junnu, your kharvas looks super tempting with stunning pics di. It’s been long time i did not tasted this. I am drolling to have some junnu, hope will prepare it soon.

  7. I have been wanting to check this recipe from the time I saw it on Facebook. Kharwas is one sweet that we really enjoy. Thanks to you I will not have to depend on the buffalo or my milkman who gets these packages sporadically. Bookmarking.

  8. Wanting to try this recipe for a long time ☺️.Junnu is one of the oldest recipe since ages and now a days we dont get the colostrum milk. Bookmarked dear and will try this instant kharvas and enjoy with my family.

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