How to make Kharvas - Soft sweet and delicate white cakes made from colostrum milk.

This recipe is from the book Pressure Cokking.

Main Ingredients : Colostrum, Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts

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The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

For more recipes related to Kharvas checkout Kharvas. You can also find more Desserts recipes like Sweet Pongal with Rose Chikki, Varikka Pradhaman, Choco Coconut Macaroons, Jamun Shahi Tukda.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Kharvas Recipe

  • Colostrum 3/4 litre

  • Milk 3/4 cups

  • Sugar 1 1/4 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg a pinch

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands


Step 1

Mix all the ingredients well. Heat some water in a pressure cooker.

Step 2

Pour the mixture into a deep container and steam in the pressure cooker for ten minutes over medium heat.

Step 3

Lower heat and continue to steam for fifteen minutes longer.

Step 4

Remove the container from the cooker and set aside to cool.

Step 5

Chill in a refrigerator for a couple of hours. Cut into cubes and serve.