9799692b348 Nivedhanam: Then Kinnam - Vegan Dessert

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Then Kinnam - Vegan Dessert

Then Kinnam is a great desert made from sweet potatoes. I do not know the reason for its name. “Then” means  “honey” and “kinnam” means “small bowl”. I saw this in a TV Show and bookmarked it. Do not boil the thengai paal as it will curdle, but cook until the raw flavor goes away. Original recipe starts with caramelizing 2 table spoons of sugar and then adding the sweet potatoes. I did not prefer that. In fact I liked it without sugar better. The flavor of molasses is sooo good in this recipe!!
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Coconut Milk (thick) – ¾ cup
Molasses – ¼ cup
Cloves – 2
Sweet Potatoes (boiled) – 1 cup
Edible Camphor – A pinch (original recipe did not have it)
Nutmeg Powder – A pinch (original recipe did not have it)
Cardamom Powder – ¼ tea spoon (original recipe did not have it)
Ghee – 4 table spoons

Boil and mash the sweet potatoes and set aside. I used the microwave and it was done in 8 minutes maximum.
Heat a non stick skillet and add the sweet potatoes and mix well
Add the molasses and mix well
Add 2 table spoons ghee and mix well until it comes together like a halwa ball
Add the coconut milk and stir to combine
Add the remaining ghee and cook for 2 more minutes.
Add cloves and remove from heat
Once cool, transfer to small serving bowls and chill and refrigerate before serving.

Sending this to my own event – Anniversary event,  Foodabulous, WTML, Makar Sankranti, Hot Beverages and Desserts in 45 Min, Cook like a celebrity Chef, Healthy Appetite, Winter Foods, Nutmeg, Julie's page, Cloves, Anu’s page, New U, Dish name starts with T
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  1. Then kinnam looks great, lovely...really it then than..

  2. It's new for me hearing first time. Looks yummy

  3. New dish,looks so tempting,thanks for sharing

  4. Quite interesting and very new dish for me..thanks for sharing Sowmya;

  5. have heard about this sweet, but haven't tasted it, sounds so delicious...

  6. Wow looks so yummy....never heard of it before....

  7. wow. i am hearing it for the first time soumya. will try this
    Healthy recipes

  8. Great recipe sowmya.. looks promising.. may be i ll try this out today as i have sweet potatoes handy

  9. that looks yummy...thnx for sending

  10. Dessert with cloves, great dear.

    Thanks for linking it to my event.


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