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Thursday, 11 October 2012

Bari (Colostrum milk sweet dish)

I am sure many of you must be wondering what is Bari. Well it is a food dish not the bari which is given on karvachauth. It also has a different name which I came across on the World Wide Web; it is known as Posu in south India. Now the next question will be what exactly colostrum milk is? Well it is the first milk which is produced by the cow after delivery of calf.

Bari or Posu is a sweet dish which is delicious, soft, fluffy and rich in calcium.

This is my favourite and mom always makes it when our milkman delivers colostrum milk. Yesterday morning when I went to kitchen I saw yellowish thick milk in a cooking pot. My next sentence was, “Mummy, yippee Bari...” This sweet dish is made by my mom and I was there only to assist her. It is cooked within 30 minutes and when served cool to your guests they are surely going to love this not so regular sweet dish. Just try this for this is healthy too...

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 30-40 small squares (from 2 dhokla plates)

What goes in it:

Colostrum milk (Cow’s first milk after delivery) - 1 ltr
Milk, boiled- ¼ ltr
Sugar, grinded- 3 to 4 cups
Caradom powder- ¼ cup

How did mom make it:

Grind sugar in mixture.

Take colostrum milk in a cooking pot. Put grinded sugar in it and mix them well by stirring milk with spoon. Add your routine boiled milk to it. Stir well.

[Foodies Note: You add normal milk to colostrums milk so that bari turns out to be soft and yummy.]

Now take a dhokla cooker. 

Pour down this mixture in different dhokla plates. Sprinkle a pinch of cardamom powder on the milk in each plate. Place them one by one inside the cooker. 

Close the lid of the cooker so that it cooks inside the steam like you cook idli or dhokla. Let it cook for about 15-20 minutes.

Turn off the stove. Take out the plates and let it cool.

After it cools cut into squares.

Transfer them to a container and refrigerator for 2-3 hours.

Whenever you want to eat it just bring out the container form refrigerator and serve/ eat it. And store in refrigerator only.


  1. Hi,

    I am prathiba from "The indian food court". Your recipe also looks interesting and you do have a wonderful food blog. Do keep up the good work!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Thanks Vruti Shah ,its fine recipe in every winter we make and eat it but its to hard to gate Colostrum milk near by me

  3. Thanks Vruti Shah ,its fine recipe in every winter we make and eat it but its to hard to gate Colostrum milk near by me

    1. yes its a good recipe and healthy too... I know its difficult to get colostrum milk. You can tel your milk vendor to get it for you whenever a cow delivers.

  4. Replies
    1. It is called Colostrum Milk Sweet Dish. As the first milk after Cow's delivery is called Colostrum Milk.
      For more recipe you can visit- Foodies' Fun


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