22 September, 2015
Malai BhogPosted in : Bachelor's Room, From TTR Kitchen, Ganesh Chaturthi Special, Sugary Ride on by : Isha K Tags: Amul Mithaimate, bhog, Coconut, Condensed Milk, cottage cheese, festival, Ganesh Chaturthi, Green Cardamom, Malai, Milkmaid, paneer, prasad, sweets, Tuity Fruity
There is so much to love about this festival, the charm of Ganesha, food, lights, decorations, creativity, everything. Only 5 days are left till we bid him farewell 🙁 but no matter what, he is always there to protect us!
Yesterday I prepared Malai Bhog for Gannu Bappa and the day before, the scrumptious Kaju Paan Modaks. Malai bhog is prepared with Chenna or Paneer (Cottage Cheese) and Condensed Milk. See how to prepare Chenna at home here. I also stuffed some tuity fruity and wrapped them in freshly grated coconut. I can bet, you will not stop gobbling them after eating one! So here’s the easy breezy recipe which hardly takes half an hour.
Makes- 21 Nos.
Cottage Cheese/Paneer- 250 grams
Condensed Milk- 1/2 Cup (Standardized measuring cup) – I used Amul MithaiMate
Tuity Fruity- Handful for stuffing and garnishing
Freshly grated Coconut- 1 Cup (You can also use desiccated coconut)
Green Cardamom Seeds- For Garnishing
1. Mash Paneer with your palms nicely or just blend it in a mixer to have a smooth texture.
2. In a heavy bottom or non-stick pan, add Paneer and condensed milk, mix it properly and put it on a flame.
3. Stir it continuously till the mixture thickens and almost moisture is dried up or it starts leaving the sides of the pan.
4. Take out this mixture on a plate and let it cool down.
5. When it comes to the room temperature, give it a blend again in a mixer, just a round, not more than that to get the soft texture.
1. Make small flat balls, stuff some tuity fruity and seal. Make round Pedas.
2. Wrap them in freshly grated coconut or in desiccated coconut.
3. Top with a tuity fruity and a cardamom seed.
Malai Bhog is ready to serve. They are as delicious as they look. They just melt in the mouth and such a pretty thing to eat in one small bite. Give it a try, I am sure Ganesha will love you for this! ^_^
Have an eco friendly Ganesh Utsav! Stay Happy and Keep Cooking 🙂