Thursday, 9 August 2012

meetha madra(a himachali dessert)

Hi there........this is something that got made in my mom's ancesteral home.....normally during the changing of the seasons a meetha madra,khatta madra, khatta meat and boiled rice would be served.I love this,and don't really wait for the seasons to change....its a great dessert to serve anytime.Before I proceed anyfurther,those who are educators or for that matter all those who have small kids....do check out this site called HAMARA SANSAR,Paridhi is doing some really good work and we should encourage her.
back to the dish
INGRDS
1 1/2 ltrs milk
1 tsp fennel seeds(saunf)
5 caradomom crushed
1 tablespoon ghee(clarified butter)
300 gms paneer(can use cottage cheese)
1 copra (dried coconut)cut into thin 1/2 inch long pcs
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup cashewnuts
1/2 cup raisins
8-10 tablespoons of sugar
METHOD
1.In a heavy bottomed pan/wok/kadai,heat the ghee and add the fennel seeds and cardamom,fry for a min then add the dry fruits,including the copra.....fry till the coconut turns a light golden......now add the milk...let it come to a boil,then reduce it to a simmer.
2.After the milk reduces to half in quantity and has becone a nice golden color add the sugar,let it boil away for a few min.......then add the crunbled paneer.....boil for another 5 mins,switch off the heat.


3.Let it come to room tempreture to serve....I serve this hot in winters,cold in peak summers and room tempreture in this rainy weather.
sending this to sharan's event..celebrating-independence-day-sharans.........because my great grandather was a very active freedom fighter.......this particular dish is from his household....so I think its perfect for this event:)  

24 comments:

  1. Looks yum!
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  2. Lovely!! will transfer this to CAL :)

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  3. new version... looks great..

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  4. Flavorful ! Thanks for your comments in my blog... Keep dropping by..

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  5. Interesting dish.. good to know about the traditional recipes.

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  6. Oh yum! I have never tried anything like this before, but it looks very tasty!

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  7. Very different and yummy dessert..

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  8. This looks like a very interesting and tasty dessert! Love it :)

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  9. This dessert sounds very different and interesting, looks delicious!

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  10. Not sure whether I have ever eaten it before.
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  11. wow..thanks for sharing this lipsmacking recipe
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. looks supercool. will try this today or tomorrow. when i read khatta meat, i thought it's a non-vegetarian dish.

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  13. Simply mouthwatering! I rarely make Indian desserts though I love them. Will give your recipe a shot. Looks amazing!

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  14. Looks amazing, I would love to have a plate of this.

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  15. Thanks for linking this recipe.. Big salute to your great grand father :) Happy Independence day !!

    Expecting more recipes from you !!

    Cheers,
    Sharanya
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