Friday, May 31, 2013

Malai Meetha

Milk and sweets reminds me of Kolkata. My refrigerator is a store of all kinds of cheese, butter and other milk products. So one Saturday I wake up ato notice there lies a packet of store bought plain Khova.
Plans to make something interesting out of it kicked me through and the result is Malai Meetha - refreshing treat for the sweet-toothed ones like me.


1. Plain khova - 200 gms
2. Sugar - 50 gms [I use sugar free - half tsp]
3. Elachi pods - 2 
4. Chopped Badam
5. Milk - 4 tblsp
6. Cashews for garnishing


1. Mix the khova , milk and sugar in a thick bottomed pan.
2. Cook for 5 min until the color tends to darken a bit.
3. Crush the elachi pods and add the powder to the mix.
4. Add the nuts and cook for a couple more minutes or until the mix leaves the sides of the pan.
5. Keep the pan down from the flame and shape them as you wish once cooled.
6. Garnish with any nut of your choice. I've used cashews as they were readily available in the pantry.