Kharvas “A Milky Bite”


Kharvas is milk based and is prepared by using the colostrum milk that a cow produces for the first few days after it delivers a calf. But this recipe is without colostrum due to its unavailability.
It tastes very similar to colostrum and also contains very close nutrients similar to colostrum, as cow milk itself contains same properties but in lesser amount than colostrum. Best dessert for chena sweet lovers, growing kids, pregnant & lactating mothers.

Special Tips:

  • Kharvas or milky bite isn't just tasty, it's a healthy way to get your nutrition.
  • It is a good source of vitamin D, calcium and is high in phosphorus and vitamin B12.
  • It’s a treasure trove of proteins, omega 3 fatty acids & antioxidants.
  • The combination of ingredients keeps blood vessels healthy, ensures healthy functioning of brain, nervous system and promotes strong and healthy bones.

Ingredients                               No.of Serves-20

Cow Full cream Milk                          250ml
Condensed Milk                                 240gm
Milk Powder                                       120 gm
Yogurt                                                 240gm
Green cardamom Powder                   3gm
Saffron                                                2-3 strands

Nutritive Value


  1. In a mixing bowl add milk, condensed milk, yogurt, milk powder, and ½ cardamom powder, whisk all ingredients together in a smooth lump-less liquid.
  2. Sprinkle remaining cardamom powder over the mixture & pour the mixture into the baking pan / container, then cover it with aluminum foil .
  3. Add water to steamer/pressure cooker or idli cooker as you do while making idlis
  4. When water begins to bubble, put the flame on low to medium
  5. Place the milk container in the steamer for 25-30 min.
  6. Remove the aluminum foil after 30 min and check if the toothpick inserted comes out clean, if not done cook again for 5-10 min.
  7. Refrigerate the kharvas for an hour or till it sets completely.
  8. Run a knife around the pot and invert on to the plate, and cut into desired shape and serve chilled for best taste.
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