August 24, 2008

Dessert - Junnu

We are just back from a refreshing vacation in Hyderabad. Its feels great to be pampered by Mom & now I am sad to be back. While we were there dad got Junnu paalu & mom made Junnu for us. All of us love it - Its one of our favourite desserts.

Junnu is prepared from cow/buffalo's lactating milk. I do not know what this is called in other languages. However, I do know that this is very nutritious and is low in fat content & above all tastes heavenly! melts in your mouth!! While leaving Hyderabad mom gave us some more of this milk & she shared the preparation process with me.

  • Whole pepper: 10-12
  • Cardamom: 4
  • Jaggery: 100 gms/according to taste
  • Junnu paalu (Lactating milk): 1/4 litre
  • Buffalo Milk: 1/4 litre

Junnu made from first day's milk is very dense & has rubber like consistency. Second days has soft custard like consistency. I love both. Here, as I have 1st days milk - I mixed Buffalo milk to make this little softer.


Step 1: Junnu is made in my house using a double boiler method. Two sauce pans are required for this process. One of the pans should be larger than the other one. Fill 1/4th of the larger pan with water and bring this to simmer/boil.

Step 2: Coarsely grind pepper & cardamom together Powder jaggery & make a thick paste by adding 4 tsp of water Add Junnu paalu & add buffalo milk in the smaller vessel Mix in ground pepper & cardamom powder along with soaked jaggery powder to the milk

Step 3: Slowly insert the smaller vessel in to the bigger vessel. Cover both the vessels with lids & leave it on low flame for about 20 min. Once the milk is set & reaches thick consistency, delicious junnu is ready!

Refrigerate & serve cold.

This is my entry to Krishna Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi event hosted by Purva of Purvasdaawat


CanCan said...

That looks delicious!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Junnu my husband's favourite. My mother in law always makes it. But i came to know the procedure for the first time. Hmmm gr8 entry.

Priti said...

Junnu cooks yum..first I tot it's icecream then after reading the full post come to knw it's Junnu...great entry dear

Sireesha said...

Looks awesome and delicious.Junnu is my all time favorite....Missing it....

Purva Desai said...

wow I have never heard about Junnu, but it looks rich yet low in fat.
Thank you for the wonderful entry

Shillu said...

Can can: Thnak you for stopping by

Kitchen Flavours: Its my hubby's fav too. My mom specially made this for him as he is still the "new 'SIL' of the house" so all attention to him :) I made this myself the first time.

Priti: looks like icecream! As we make this with jaggery once done theres some honey colored liquid which gives this glaze :)

Sireesha: Thank you Sireesha. If you visit Hyd there is a market there where they specifically sell junnu paalu :)

Purva: I am glad you liked my entry. Thnak you for visiting my blog.

perplexed said...

I love this too!!.. we call it ginnu though!.. :)

Sunshinemom said...

First time here, and heard of this dish also for the first time! Nice entry, and a unique recipe too!

Shama Nagarajan said...

cool blogs..........nice dessert.......looks yummy