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Janmashtami 2022: Sweet Khoya Recipes To Impress Your Guests

If you want to impress your guests this festive season,  prepare these easy sweet khoya recipes at home.   
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Published -17 Aug 2022, 15:36 ISTUpdated -17 Aug 2022, 16:31 IST
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Janmashtami is just around the corner and the most exciting thing about any festive season is the food. During this time of the year, we gorge on food guilt-free, especially sweets. If you also want to impress your guests with  delicious treats made at home, then these easy khoya sweets are perfect. 

Kalakand

kalakand janmashtami sweets

Ingredients

  • 3 Litre Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Vinegar
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • ¼ Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Nuts (Chopped)

Instructions

  • Take a large vessel and add two litres of milk. 
  • Bring it to a boil.
  • Now, add vinegar and mix well. Mix it until the milk curdles. 
  • Drain the milk in a cotton cloth. 
  • Then rinse it with water to remove all the sourness.  
  • Now your paneer is ready. Mash it to get a smooth texture. 
  • Squeeze all the water and transfer it to a large plate.
  • Take the remaining milk and heat it until it is reduced to half. 
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well until the sugar dissolves. 
  • Now add paneer to the milk and mix well. 
  • Continue to cook till the mixture thickens. 
  • Transfer it to a tray and level it. 
  • Garnish with chopped nuts. 
  • Let it rest in the refrigerator overnight and once it sets perfectly, cut it into pieces. 
  • Your kalakand is now ready. 

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Peda

peda janmashtami sweets

Ingredients

  • 1 Litre Full Cream Milk
  • ¼ Cup fresh Khoya
  • ½ Cup Sugar 
  • 5-6 Tbsp Milk Powder
  • Few Soaked Nuts & Cashews

Instructions

  • In a thick pan, heat some milk over medium flame. 
  • Keep stirring the milk until it comes to a boil. 
  • Now lower the flame and keep cooking it down until it thickens. Keep stirring continuously. 
  • Add sugar and cook on low flame until the sugar is dissolved. 
  • Now add milk powder, cardamom powder and soaked nuts. Mix well until it thickens to form a smooth paste. 
  • Once you have got the desired consistency, turn off the flame and let it cool down. ‘
  • Roll the mixture into small balls or pedas and garnish with chopped nuts. 

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Sandesh

sandesh janmashtami sweets

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Milk Powder
  • ¼ Cup Ghee
  • 1 ¼ Cup Milk
  • ¼ Cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ½ Tsp Cardamom Powder
  • Few Strands of Kesar

Instructions

  • Add milk powder, ghee and ¼ cup of milk to a bowl. Mix well to form a paste. 
  • Heat it in the microwave for three minutes to make the khoya. 
  • Now, boil one cup of milk and add lemon juice to it. 
  • Strain with a muslin cloth and keep it under a heavy weight for an hour to make chenna.
  • Now mix khoya and chenna and mash it with your hands to make it smooth. 
  • Add sugar, cardamom powder and kesar. Cook until the mixture thickens. 
  • Let it cool down for some time, then give it a shape using moulds.

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