Kharvas is a custard made with colostrum milk. It can be prepared with buffalo or cow colostrum. This delicacy is originally from the State of Maharashtra. It’s very rich in antibodies and contains a good amount of fat.
It’s hard to get your hands on fresh colostrum milk. You can find it in powdered form or source it from your local dairy farm. Cow colostrum is little thinner than buffalo colostrum, so the milk is added in different proportions based on the colostrum you are using. The milk thins the colostrum.
You can use individual molds to set the custard.
Yields : 8 squares
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time : 30 minutes
You will need:
- 1 cup cow colostrum
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1/3 cup packed jaggery or sugar
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg powder
- Pinch of saffron (optional)
- Mix the colostrum and whole milk.
- Add jaggery or sugar and mix till they are dissolved completely.
- Pour the mixture in a heat proof pan. A 6 inch cake pan works well.
- Cover the pan with aluminum foil to avoid water getting into the pudding.
- Place the pan in the steamer, cover and steam it for 25 minutes or cook it until the custard is set but still has a jiggle and it pass the toothpick test.
- Let it cool completely at room temperature.
- Release the sides from the pan first with the help of a knife then cut the custard to your desired size.
- You may serve them at room temperature or chilled.