Cottage cheese or paneer stuffed parwal mithai or pointed gourd sweet.
Yes sweet again. My last post was a sugar free sweet.
But no its not sugar free. Sugar syrup soaked parwal or pointed gourd stuffed with cardamom flavored paneer/cottage cheese, almond and pistachio mixture. You can imagine the heavenly taste.
I have shared some savoury pointed gourd recipes in this blog.
And now a sweet one. Contributing this post to 154 #Foodiemonday bloghop #Stuffedveggies theme.
Normally this parwal mithai is stuffed with dried milk or khoya/mawa. But I have used paneer or cottage cheese for stuffing. And taste is better than khoya stuffed parwal mithai. Paneer is easy to digest than khoya.
And this high protein paneer or cottage cheese is a richest source of healthy nutrients.
This sweet is very easy to make. I have used homemade paneer or cottage cheese for stuffing. You can use store bought, just grate or crumble the paneer before cooking. Food colour is optional. I have used it to get bright green colour.
Pointed gourd or parwal – 6
Paneer or cottage cheese – 1 cup, crumbled
Milk powder – 3 tablespoon
Sugar – 1 cup + 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon
Rose water or essence – 1/4 teaspoon
Baking soda – a small pinch
Almond – 2 tablespoon
Pistachios – 2 tablespoon, sliced
Little green food colour, optional
Saffron and pistachio to garnish
1. Wash the parwal or pointed gourd well. Peel and cut off the tips from both ends.
2. Cut lengthwise from one side. Parwal should be intact from other side.
Scoop out the pulp and seeds.
3. Grind the almonds into a coarse powder.
4. Heat a nonstick pan. Add Paneer or cottage cheese and 1/4 cup sugar.
Cook on low flame till it dried up.
5. Add 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder and remove it from heat.
Let it cool down.
6. Mash with hand or blend in mixer grinder to make smooth. I have use my grinder to make it smooth.
7. Add milk powder, ground almond and sliced pistachios. Mix well. Stuffing is ready. Keep it aside.
8. Heat sufficient water in a pan with a small pinch of soda. When it starts to rolling boil add peeled parwal or pointed gourd. Let it boil for 3 – 4 minutes.
9. Switch off the flame.
After 5 minutes drain the water.
10. Heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a wok or pan. Add green food colour if using. I have used colour to get bright green colour but you can skip it.
11. Stir and when sugar dissolved add the parwal, 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder and rose water or essence. Cook for 10 – 15 minutes or until the parwal changes it’s colour and becomes soft.
12. Let it cool down completely.
If you want more sweet soak the parwal in sugar syrup for 1 hour.
13. Take out the parwal from sugar syrup and place on a plate.
Be careful, parwal shouldn’t be break.
14. Stuff cottage cheese mixture in the sugar syrup soaked parwal.
15. Garnish with saffron and sliced pistachio.
16. Keep in refrigerator to serve chilled. Or you can serve it immediately.
You can keep in refrigerator for 7 – 8 days.
If you want you can make the stuffing with khoya/mawa or dried milk. Just replace khoya with paneer. And follow the same method.
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