Last week one of my relative came to visit my home from Rjy..Whenever a person come from Rjy to hyderabad, my mom always use to pack some sweets/snacks and give that pack to them and request them to deliver to my home.. This time my mom gave a bottle of colostrum milk.. I was shocked by seeing the bottle and felt happy too..
Junnu is cheesy dessert made using colostrum milk. Colostrum milk is a milk of cow or buffalo during first six or seven days of calving. It is rich in protein when compared to ordinary milk.
Get ready to do this recipe and take pleasure in tasting this traditional Andhra sweet delicacy.
- Colostrum milk - 250ml
- Ordinary milk - 250ml
- Grated jaggery - 4tbsps (75gms)
- Black Pepper - 1/2 tsp
- Cardamoms - 3
- Take grated jaggery into a blender and add ordinary milk and blend till it dissolves completely. Then add this jaggery mixed milk to the colostrum milk.
- Grind the black pepper & cardamom into a fine powder and set aside.
- Take a wide bowl which is slightly deep and place a strainer in it. Pour the milk mixture into the strainer to strain any particles in jaggery/colostrum milk.
- Sprinkle the coarsely ground black pepper & cardamom powder on the milk.
- Place a pressure cooker on stove and 200ml of water in it. Place a idli pate in the cooker and place the milk bowl on the cooker.
- Now cover the cooker with lid but remove the whistle as we need to steam cook the milk to make junnu and steam cook on high flame.
- Once steam starts gushing through the vent, lower the flame to minimum and steam cook for 15min. After 15min, switch off the flame and carefully remove the lid of cooker.
- Observe that junnu is floating in water and on shaking the bowl and note that junnu is loose. Carefully remove the bowl from cooker and allow it to cool.
The soft textured junnu tastes spicy, flavorful & sweet.
- Setting of Junnu depends on the thickness of colostrum's milk. So, before making junnu with entire colostrum's milk, it is advisable to test with a small quantity of milk. If the colostrum's milk is of first day then it would be thicker and we need to add more ordinary milk. If colostrum's milk is 2 or 3 days old then we may add ordinary milk in 1:1 ratio. If colostrum's milk is too old then add less amount of ordinary milk. Mine was 2 or 3 days old so my junnu appears loose. I like this flavor than 1st day junnu.
- Do not take a deep bowl to make junnu but take a wide mouthed bowl which is just slightly deep so that we get more pieces with spices on them. If a deeper bowl is used we get thick pieces.