How to make Charnamrit -

A holy sweet this - makhans in sweetened yogurt

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Milk (दूध), Yogurt (दही)

Cuisine : Uttar Pradesh

Course : Desserts


Charnamrit Recipe Card


The cuisine of Uttar Pradesh is synonymous with a wide variety as every city in this state offers a different but equally sumptuous cuisine for the gourmet. Most families in Uttar Pradesh eat vegetarian food, although meat delicacies cooked in the Awadh style are world famous. Average cuisines in Uttar Pradesh revolve around the simple, vegetable curries of all kinds. But there is a predominance of fried foods which are a must especially during festivals and special occasions. 
The irresistible Mughlai food is reminiscent of the Nawabi and the Mughal glory. The world renowned Dum Pukht (means ‘to breathe and to cook’) cuisine owes its excellence to the fact that the food, sealed in a dish and slow-cooked in its own juices, retains its entire natural aromas and flavours. Lucknow is famous for its biryanis and different meat preparations. A very interesting aspect of Awadh cuisine is the inspiration it draws from a myriad sources - seasons and celebrations, flora and fauna, personalities, poetry and colour.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 0-5 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Charnamrit Recipe

  • Milk 3 cups

  • Yogurt 2 tablespoons

  • Cold water 2 cups

  • Ghee 1 teaspoon

  • Powdered sugar 5 tablespoons

  • Honey 1 teaspoon

  • Ganga jal 2 teaspoons

  • Tulsi leaves 8

  • Puffed lotus seeds (makhanas) 8

  • Coconut scraped 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Take the yogurt in a pan, add two to three tablespoons of milk to it and beat well till well blended.

Step 2

Add the remaining milk and mix again. Add cold water, ghee, sugar, honey, ganga jal and mix well.

Step 3

Break the tulsi leaves with hand into small pieces and add to the yogurt mixture along with makhanas and coconut.

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