Thursday, 26 January 2012

Kopra or Topra Pak ~ Tri colour Coconut Fudge Delight with Ricotta Cheese

Lets remember our great heros, the golden heritage of our country and feel proud to be a part of India."Happy Republic Day"...

having wonderful feelings and proud moments as my daughter shares her special day with this great day of India. She always feel very proud that she was born on 26th of January, she says on my b'day whole India gets day off and every Indian all over the world celebrates her birthday...:-)

A wish and lots of love for you on your birthday....

Whatever you ask, May you receive....whatever you seek, may you find...whatever you wish,may it will be fullfilled....on your birthday and always... Luckiest parents and brother to have daughter and sister like you..Proud of you always !!

To mark this momentous occasion I have made Teranga Kopra pak. Kopra or Topra pak is very delicately flavoured and delightful sweets, very easy to prepare. My mum used to make every Diwali time, I was so fond of it in my childhood, however as time went by it became distant to me..but couple of years back my visit to my hometown in India this sweet was revival to me, since my mum especially made it for me. Sadly that was the last dish she made for us. I brought some of it along for my family, and my daughter couldn't resist in asking me to make more for her. So I rang mum and asked for the recipe. She gave me the traditional method of making this sweet, but I used a couple of innovative ideas but still keeping to the original taste. Instead of Khoya or Mawa I used Ricotta Cheese, also instead of making sugar syrup on stove I used Microwave...

You will need :-
  • 4 cup deccicated coconut
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 cup sugar ( adjust according to your like )
  • 1/2 cup single cream
  • 2-3 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • few threads of saffron soaked in warm milk
  • 1 tbsp pistachio powder
  • Orange and green food colour
  • Flat greased tray

    In a microwavable bowl add 1 tbsp ghee and ricotta cheese. Mix well, cover the bowl and microwave it for 6-7 minutes. In between that time keep on stirring once or twice insure that chees does not get burnt. Remove bowl from microwave and add coconut, sugar, cream and 1 tbsp ghee. Cover and put the bowl back in microwave for another 5 minutes. Remove bowl again and add 1 tbsp ghee, mix well and put the bowl back in microwave for another 5 minutes. Remove bowl and make three equal parts in three diffrent bowl. In one bowl add few drops of orange colour and saffron, in another one Green and pistachio powder and leave one without any colour. Mix well.Now spread the green mixture on a flat greased tray evenly. On top of green mixture spread white and on white spread Orange mixture. Let the mixture get cool and cut them into squares. Enjoy !!


    1. so colourful..fudge looks awesome...Happy republic day dear!

    2. Wow the tri color dessert looks enticing...Colorful and utterly delicious...Happy Republic day and a Happy Birthday to ur daughter Hayley(I loved her name,I wonder what does that mean)


    3. WOW! Looks so yummy. Love it

    4. looks absolutely yummy and incredible..

    5. looks so tempting and your click makes me drool...

    6. beautiful recipe and gorgeous presentation.

    7. What a presentations ...very nice

    8. Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting fudge..

    9. Wow thw sweet looks perfect and so tempting.

    10. Happy Republic Day and best wishes to Heyley :-) Superb presentation dear

    11. its perfect!...looks lovely!


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