How to make Kharvas -

A sweet Maharashtrian delicacy.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Colostrum (cheek) (चीक का दूध), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Desserts


Kharvas Recipe Card


The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kharvas Recipe

  • Colostrum (cheek) 3/4 litre

  • Milk 3/4 litre

  • Green cardamom powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Nutmeg powder a pinch

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Sugar 1 1/4 cups


Step 1

Take colostrums and milk in a bowl. Add green cardamom powder, nutmeg powder, saffron and sugar and mix well.

Step 2

Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Pour the mixture into a silicon container and cover with the lid. Place it in the steamer and steam at high heat for about ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 3

Reduce heat and steam for ten minutes or till it sets. Let it cool to room temperature and then chill in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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