We all know that Indians have a sweet tooth and they cannot resist desserts after their meals.
During winters, sugar carvings increase all the more as and when the temperature drops. it starts triggering the appetite. And, if you are health conscious and avoids having sweets with preservatives, we bring some easy to make Indian desserts that will satiate your cravings and won’t take a toll on your health.
Checkout out some best Indian dessert recipes using Verka Milk and milk products:
Kalakand is a popular Indian dessert and preparing it at home is economical and ensures purity and rich taste.
Method: Take 2½ litres of Verka full-fat milk and divide it into 2 parts. Take one part of milk and boil it in a ‘kadhai’ and continue to simmer. Keep stirring till the milk is half from its original level. Now, boil the 2nd part of milk and curdle it by adding 1½ tbsp lemon juice. Scatter the crumbled paneer over the thickened milk and add 2 tsp rose water and keep cooking till you get a thick paste out of it. Add half a cup of sugar and mix. Cool the mixture and pour on to the greased tray. Sprinkle some chopped nuts and press gently. Now, cut it into the desired shape and chill it for few hours. And, your kalakand is ready to be served.
- Pineapple Halwa
Everyone loves having halwa, especially in winters. Adding pineapple will give a fruity and tangy twist to the usual traditional halwa.
Method: Add 3-4 tbsp Verka Ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and raisins till brown. Drain and remove. Add 1 cup sooji into the same pan and mildly roast. Dry roast 7-8 strands of saffron in a pan and add it to 1½ cup Verka Toned Milk. Now, heat the saffron-infused milk along with the 1 cup sugar, ½ tsp elaichi powder and ¾ cup of water. Pour the milk and 1½ cup chopped pineapple chunks into the roasted sooji, stirring briskly. Cook till it thickens and sprinkle nuts over it.
Known as rice pudding by some and popular in India as 'phirni', it serves as a perfect healthy alternative to traditional sweets available in the market.
Method: Take ½ cup basmati rice and then soak in the water for 1-2 hours. Grind the rice with minimal water to create a smooth paste. Bring 500 ml Verka milk to boil and soak saffron in ½ of the milk. Mix rice paste, 4 tbsp Verka milk powder and remaining ½ of milk in a pan and cook for 15-20 minutes. Add saffron infused milk and elaichi powder, and then mix to disperse evenly. Add sugar as per your taste and refrigerate for 7-8 hours.
Note: Consume these desserts in limited quantities only. Avoid if you are diabetic and obese.
Verka brings exciting, healthy and unique recipes by renowned Masterchef season 1 finalist, Kandla Nijhowne. Click here to check out these recipes. And, if you are working and do not have enough time to experiment making deserts in the kitchen, Verka also brings a wide range of ready to eat sweets with the promise of purity and freshness.