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Belagavi Kunda

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Belagavi Kunda is a famous sweet of Belagavi, the erstwhile Belgaum. The sweet has an interesting story behind its discovery. Jakku Marwadi Mithaiwala came from Rajasthan and set up a sweet shop at Shahpur area.Once, Jakku Marwadi was boiling milk in his kitchen. In a hurry, he forgot to switch the stove off and the milk continued boiling for a long time. Gradually, the milk had taken a solid form by the time Jakku Marwadi came back to switch the stove off.
When he tasted the solid form of milk, it tasted sweet. Then, he mixed some khowa into the milk and started boiling it for long hours. This time the taste was even better. A happy Marwadi gave the sweet a name — calling it Kunda. (courtesy: allaboutbelgaum.com)
It takes a couple of hours of stirring to make this dessert. But worth all the effort. When I served this to my boys, the first question they asked is where I bought it from. What better compliment then that??

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Belagavi Kunda
Belagavi Kunda is a famous sweet of Belagavi, the erstwhile Belgaum. It takes a couple of hours of stirring to make this dessert. But worth all the effort.
Course Desserts
Cuisine karnataka
Cook Time 180 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Course Desserts
Cuisine karnataka
Cook Time 180 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Boil the milk till the quantity is reduced to 1/3rd.
  2. Add 1 cup sugar. If you want more sweetness,you may add more. Do keep in mind that we will be using the remaining sugar as well.
  3. Add the curd. You will see that milk will curdle. Continue cooking.
  4. Heat another pan.
  5. Add the remaining sugar and heat till it caramelises and becomes brown in colour.
  6. Immediately pour this into the milk mixture and stir well.
  7. Continue cooking till all the moisture is evaporated.
  8. Add the cardamom powder and chopped dry fruits.
  9. Transfer to a greased plate.
  10. Cut into squares.
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  1. Yogesh Shastri says:

    Mouth watering recipe and your beautiful description made me try the dish. Thanks Mareena

  2. Yogesh Shastri says:

    Mouth watering recipe and your beautiful description made me try the dish. Thanks Mareena

  3. MareenasRecipeCollections says:

    You’re most welcome Yogesh 🙂

  4. MareenasRecipeCollections says:

    You’re most welcome Yogesh 🙂

  5. Raja RN says:

    Ma’am I tried as per the procedure and it was so delicious…. Time consuming_ but worth….

  6. Raja RN says:

    Ma’am I tried as per the procedure and it was so delicious…. Time consuming_ but worth….

  7. Raja RN says:

    Thanks a lot Mareena

  8. Raja RN says:

    Thanks a lot Mareena

  9. MareenasRecipeCollections says:

    You are most welcome Raja. Thank you for your feedback 🙂

  10. MareenasRecipeCollections says:

    You are most welcome Raja. Thank you for your feedback 🙂

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