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This soft brown milk cake (also known as Gundh Pakh) is one of the very popular sweets in Nepal. It is also eaten in other parts of South Asia. It is usually preferred during winter in Nepal. This sweet is considered nutritious and is often served to nursing mothers.

Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh
  • 3 cups full-cream milk for making paneer
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • About 1 cup full-cream milk for final preparation
  • 3 tbps full-cream milk powder
  • 2 big blocks of jaggery (If you can't find jaggery, you can use same amount of palm sugar)
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Mixed dry fruits
  • Sesame seeds
  • Nuts of your choice (optional)
Making paneer:
  • Boil 3 cups milk. Once the milk starts to boil, add lemon juice and stir the milk. Gradually the milk will start curdling.
  • Pour the milk in a cheese cloth or any thin piece of cloth. Lightly squeeze out the excess water and tie it firmly to form a pouch.
Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh PakhSoft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh
  • Hang it over your sink and leave it there for about 1 hour to get rid of the excess water.
Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh
  • After1 hour, paneer will be formed.
Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh

Making the cake:
  • Heat pan in a medium heat. Add panner and milk powder. Stir the mixture well to break the paneer. Add 1/4 cup of milk and jaggery. Stir until the jaggery is completely melted.
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Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh

  • Keep on stirring until the jaggery is caramelised and the whole mixture becomes brown. You have to be very careful at this stage as the jaggery gets caramelised very quickly. So you have to keep stirring continuously. 
  • Once the jaggery gets caramelised, add shredded coconut, mixed dried fruits, cinnamon powder and cardamom powder. Add 1/2 cup milk.
Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh

Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh
  • Stir until the mixture comes together and is thickened.
Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh PakhSoft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh
  • Grease the cake pan and pour the mixture into it. Let it cool in a fridge. For best results, cool it overnight so that the cake is set properly.
Soft Brown Milk Cake/ Gundh Pakh


    Prathima Rao said...
    Soft & so mouthwatering!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner
  1. ... on May 12, 2012 at 4:24 PM  
  2. Jeannie said...
    This is something new to me although I have eaten paneer before but not cooked this way...very interesting to see you making your own paneer!
  3. ... on May 13, 2012 at 12:48 AM  
  4. What's Baking?? said...
    Love the look of your homemade cheese..i bet this recipe is great.
  5. ... on May 13, 2012 at 7:51 PM  
  6. Angie's Recipes said...
    The cake with homemade paneer sounds and looks very intriguing!
  7. ... on May 13, 2012 at 11:17 PM  
  8. easyfoodsmith said...
    Yum! this sounds and looks so delicious!
  9. ... on May 14, 2012 at 5:41 PM  
  10. Jayanthy Kumaran said...
    yummm..yummm....looks fab & inviting..:P
    Tasty Appetite
  11. ... on May 15, 2012 at 4:01 AM  
  12. Zoe said...
    This is totally new to me. I have not seen and tried this cake before. Very interesting :D
  13. ... on May 15, 2012 at 3:43 PM  
  14. Anonymous said...
    hmmm... i have never try that before...
  15. ... on May 16, 2012 at 5:43 PM  
  16. Only Fish Recipes said...
    the milk cake looks so delicious so soft...absolutely mouth watering !!!!!!
  17. ... on May 18, 2012 at 6:13 AM  
  18. Anonymous said...
    very unique and sounds delicious!
  19. ... on May 20, 2012 at 10:36 AM  
  20. Manju Modiyani said...
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  21. ... on May 28, 2012 at 4:51 PM  
  22. Angie's Recipes said...
    A lovely brown milk cake.
  23. ... on June 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM  
  24. Unknown said...
    This is such an unusual dessert for me as i have never encountered it before. It looks very tasty.
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  27. ... on September 29, 2012 at 6:12 PM  
  28. Satya said...
    i love dessert made with paneer...beautifully ur blog...happy to follow u
  29. ... on September 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM  
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