Bengali cottage cheese dessert


Preparation info

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    • Ready in

      30 min

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Lands of the Curry Leaf

Lands of the Curry Leaf

By Peter Kuruvita

Published 2018

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Really sweet and typically Asian, this is a great never-fail recipe. It makes a lovely one-off desert, or another addition to your subcontinental high tea. It is best made a day ahead, to give it time to set.


  • 250 g (9 oz/ cups) desiccated coconut
  • 150


In a heavy-based frying pan, over medium heat, roast half the coconut for about 3–5 minutes, until light golden brown, stirring regularly so it doesn’t burn. Remove to a plate and leave to cool.

In the same pan, roast the pistachios until lightly browned, then tip them onto a chopping board. Leave to cool, then roughly chop and set aside.

Place the cottage cheese, milk powder, c