11 Best Milk-based Recipes That You Can Try

11 Best Milk-based Recipes That You Can Try

Kids often refuse to drink milk. As a parent, you’d be trying every single day to get your kids to drink a glass of milk, but they just refuse to drink it, don’t they? If your kids despise drinking milk, there are other ways to include it in their diet. Milk can be used to make various dishes. From smoothies and puddings to curries and pasta – milk can be used to make various dishes. If you want to make some tasty milk dishes, read this article.



Easy and Delicious Recipes You Can Try at Home Using Milk

Consuming milk in a conventional way is the best way to include milk in your and your children’s diet; however, once in a while, we all like some change. If you are looking some delicious and easy milk dishes that you wish to try, look no further! We have 11 milk-based dishes that you’d love to make for your family.





1. Malpua

This Indian pancake recipe includes the aromatic fennel seeds. This is also a great snack option for your kids, especially if they savour sweet food items.

Malpua

Ingredients




  • 3 ½ cup whole milk
  • 2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 4 tbsp of cream
  • 1 tbsp of fennel seeds
  • 6 to 7 tbsp of powdered brown sugar
  • Ghee for frying

Procedure

  • Take the flour in a bowl. Slowly, add milk to it to make a smooth paste.
  • Add the cream, powdered sugar, and fennel seeds to it, and mix well.
  • Add more milk if you want. However, the consistency of the batter should be thick enough to make pua.
  • Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan.
  • Take a ladle-full of batter and pour it on the pan. Spread it evenly and let it cook from both the sides.
  • Serve hot with mango pickle.

2. Banana, Walnut, and Cinnamon Shake

This is a wholesome milk drink with the goodness of bananas and walnuts. The aroma of cinnamon and the nuttiness of walnuts add extra punch to the drink.





Banana and walnut shake

Ingredients

  • Half a litre of skimmed milk
  • 2-3 ripe bananas
  • 3 to 4 walnut kernels
  • ½ tsp of cinnamon powder
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of brown sugar
  • Ice, if required

Procedure




  • Peel the bananas and cut them into small pieces.
  • Coarsely crush the walnut kernels and keep aside.
  • Take the chopped bananas, crushed walnuts, cinnamon powder, sugar, and half a cup of milk in a blender. Blend to make a smooth paste.
  • Pour the remaining milk into the blender and blend again for a few seconds.
  • Transfer the smoothie in a glass and sprinkle some cinnamon powder on it.
  • Serve chilled.

3. Pasta

This pasta recipe has mushrooms and capsicums, which lend a distinctive flavour to the pasta. And milk gives it a creamy texture. So, make this milky pasta for your kids.

Pasta in white sauce

Ingredients





  • 300-400 ml of milk
  • 3 cups pasta
  • 1 medium-sized green capsicum, chopped
  • 1 medium-sized yellow capsicum, chopped
  • 100 grams of mushrooms, chopped
  • 100 grams baby corns, chopped
  • 2 medium-sized onions, chopped
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, crushed
  • A handful of fresh basil leaves
  • 2 to 3 tbsp of cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp of butter

Procedure

  • Boil the pasta in water for 7 to 8 minutes on medium flame or until it is done. Drain and keep aside.
  • In a pan, melt some butter and add the onions. Cook for two to three minutes over medium flame.
  • Add the crushed garlic, baby corns, and mushrooms. Cover the pan with a lid and let the veggies cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the green and yellow capsicums and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add the boiled pasta, basil leaves, salt and pepper, and cook for a minute or two.
  • Add in the cream and milk, and cook the pasta for two to three minutes.
  • Garnish with crushed basil leaves. Serve hot with garlic bread.

4. Paneer in Creamy Milk Gravy

This yummy paneer recipe is an ideal gravy recipe for dinner. People of various age groups will enjoy this lip-smacking dish.




Paneer in milk gravy

Ingredients

  • Half a litre of milk
  • 2-3 cups of paneer cubes
  • 3 medium-sized onions, grated
  • 2 medium-sized tomatoes, pureed
  • 1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste
  • 2 green chillies, crushed
  • 2-3 capsicums, chopped
  • 2 tbsp of cashew nuts soaked in half a cup warm milk
  • 3 tbsp of cream
  • ½ tsp of turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp of red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp of coriander powder
  • 1 tsp of garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons ghee

Procedure





  • Grind the soaked cashew nuts to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan. Add the ginger and garlic paste and sauté for a minute.
  • Add the onions and sauté until it turns golden brown.
  • Add the tomato puree, crushed green chillies, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala powder, and coriander powder, and cook until the ghee separates from the masala. Add the capsicums and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until they turn tender.
  • Add the milk and cream to it and let the gravy cook. Add the paneer cubes and cook for two to three minutes.
  • Serve hot with paratha or chapati.

5. Tropical Smoothie

This yummy smoothie recipe is ideal for feeling refreshed on hot summer afternoons.

Pineapple smoothie

Ingredients




  • 3 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of ripe pineapple chunks
  • 2 cups of fresh lychee, small pieces
  • ½ cup fresh coconut milk
  • 3 to 4 tbsp of whipped cream
  • 4 to 5 tbsp of sugar
  • Ice, as required

Procedure

  • Take the pineapple and lychee chunks in a blender and blend them well.
  • Add the coconut milk and sugar and blend to make a smooth paste.
  • Add the milk and ice and blend for a few seconds.
  • Transfer it into a glass and garnish with whipped cream.
  • Serve chilled.

6. Kesar Kheer

This dessert recipe is ideal for family get-togethers. Here is the recipe of kesar kheer. You can make it in no time.





Kesar kheer

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ litre of milk
  • 1 cup rice, washed and soaked in water
  • ½ tsp of kesar mixed in half a cup of milk
  • ½ cup of almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup of pistachios, chopped
  • ¼ cup of cashew nuts
  • Few drops of yellow food colour
  • 1 cup of sugar

Procedure




  • Take milk in a heavy bottomed vessel and bring it to boil.
  • Lower the flame, add the soaked rice and cook it uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Keep stirring continuously.
  • Add all the nuts and cook for another 20 minutes on low heat.
  • Add the food colour, soaked kesar, and sugar. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Turn off the flame and let it come to room temperature.
  • Keep it in the refrigerator and allow the kheer to cool.
  • Garnish with sliced almonds. Serve chilled.

7. Lauki Halwa

This delicious recipe is good for your child as it contains the goodness of milk and bottle gourd (lauki). Here goes the recipe.

Lauki halwa

Ingredients


  • 1 ½ litre of milk
  • 1 small lauki, approximately 300-400 grams
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ½ cup of mixed nuts (walnuts, cashew nuts, almonds etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • Sugar to taste

Procedure

  • Peel and grate the lauki. Squeeze the grated lauki to extract water and keep aside.
  • Heat some ghee in a heavy-bottomed pan.
  • Next, add the grated bottle gourd and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the milk and cook uncovered on medium flame until the milk dissolves completely.
  • Add the mixed nuts and sugar and stir the lauki halwa for a few more minutes.
  • Add the cardamom powder and serve hot.

8. Gulab Phirni

Gulab phirni is milk and rice-based dessert which is relished by all. Rose petal lends a fragrant twist to the conventional phirni recipe.

Gulab phirni

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of milk
  • ½ cup of rice, soaked in water for half an hour
  • 3 tbsp dried rose petals
  • Few drops of pure rose water
  • ½ cup of almonds, thinly sliced
  • Sugar to taste

Procedure


  • Take the rice and blend it into a coarse paste by adding some water. Keep aside.
  • Heat the milk in a heavy-bottomed vessel. Once the milk starts boiling, slowly pour the rice paste into the hot milk. Keep stirring the whole time.
  • Cook it for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Add the rose petals and cook until the mixture thickens.
  • Add the almonds and sugar, and mix well.
  • Remove from the heat and add the rose water to it.
  • Let it chill in the refrigerator.

9. Bread Pudding

This is a very simple sweet dish made with milk. You can make it for your family or guests. To make bread pudding, you can also use condensed milk in place of whole milk.

Bread pudding

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 whole wheat bread slices
  • 500 ml of milk
  • 4 to 5 tbsp of sugar
  • ½ cups of almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp of unsalted butter

Procedure

  • Spread some butter on both the sides of the bread slices.
  • Heat a non-stick pan and roast the slices until crispy.
  • Heat the milk in another pan and reduce it to half.
  • Add the sugar and almonds.
  • Place the bread slices in a baking dish and pour milk over them.
  • Preheat an oven 180 degrees then bake the bread slices for 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Chill in the refrigerator.
  • Garnish with almonds before serving.

10. Nutty Milk

This nutritious milk recipe is great to beat the cold winters to keep you warm.


Nutty milk

Ingredients

  • 1 litre of milk
  • 2 tbsp of poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp of almonds
  • 4 to 5 deseeded dried dates, chopped
  • 1 tsp of whole black pepper
  • 4 to 5 green cardamom
  • 1 tsp ghee

Procedure

  • Soak the poppy seeds, almonds, black pepper, and cardamom in warm water for some time. Take all these ingredients in a blender and blend them to make a smooth paste.
  • Heat some ghee in a kadhai and roast the paste for a few minutes. Add the milk and dates. Boil the milk over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and stir well.
  • Serve hot.

11. Thandai

This cold beverage recipe is ideal for beating the summer heat.

Thandai

Ingredients


  • 500 ml of milk
  • ½ cup of almonds
  • 1 tbsp of watermelon seeds
  • 1 tbsp of melon seeds
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • Sugar to taste
  • Ice, as required

Procedure

  • Soak the almonds, watermelon seeds and melon seeds in warm water for 10 minutes.
  • Take them in a blender and make a smooth paste by adding some milk.
  • Add the cardamom powder, milk, sugar and ice, and blend again.
  • Serve chilled.

FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions:

1. What Type of Milk Should I Use for Milk Recipes?

It is best to use whole milk as it adds more flavour and texture to any dish, especially to the milk pudding recipes.

2. Can I Use 2% Milk Instead of Whole Milk?

You may use 2% milk instead of whole milk, especially when you are baking something, like cookies and cakes. These dishes can do with low-fat milk.

Try out these milk dishes and enjoy them with your family and friends. Suprise your loved ones with your culinary skills. They will surely praise you!

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