Friday, October 13, 2017

Kalakand Recipe-How to make Kalakand-Instant Kalakand Recipe

Kalakand is a delicious dessert prepared with paneer/cottage cheese. Authentic kalakand takes a long time to prepare. This is an instant version of kalakand recipe made using condensed milk and paneer. I wanted to try this instant kalakand for diwali, when I saw it here. It takes just 15 minutes to make this kalakand. It can be prepared even by novice. Today we will learn how to make kalakand using milkmaid following this easy recipe.

Kalakand-Instant Kalakand Recipe

Instant Kalakand Recipe

Instant Kalakand Recipe

 Prep Time : 5 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Yields: 6-8 Kalakands
 Recipe CategoryDiwali Sweets-Dessert
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Milkmaid/sweetened condensed milk - 200 gms/ 1/2 tin
   Milk powder (dairy whitener) - 1 tbsp heaped
   Paneer - 200 grams
   Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
   Pistachio - 2 tbsp


Grease a plate with few drops of ghee or you can use a baking tin lined with parchment paper.

Squeeze out water from the paneer if any. Grate or crumble paneer. You can use the mixie to crumble paneer using the whipper button just for a second.

In a pan (preferably non stick), mix together paneer, sweetened condensed milk/milkmaid and milk powder.

kalakand using condensed milk/milkmaid

Mix everything well and then switch on the heat. Mash well and cook on low heat.

How to make Kalakand

The mixture will start thickening. Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Easy and quick kalakand recipe-Diwali sweets

Cook further until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan.

Remove from heat and transfer the mixture into the greased tray or plate. Spread it evenly to 1 inch thickness and press it well.

Smoothen the top and decorate it with chopped pistachios. (I removed the skin of pistachios by soaking it in hot water for 10 minutes. Then chopped it finely and garnished it.)

Instant Kalakand Recipe

Let it cool completely. Once it cools, refrigerate for an hour and cut it into pieces. Enjoy making this instant kalakand for this Diwali 2017.

For more such easy recipes and traditional Diwali sweets and snacks, refer the link below

75 Diwali Sweets and Diwali Snacks

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  1. can we replace milk with milk powder ?

    1. You can use milk instead of milk powder but milk powder helps in binding.

  2. I followed your recipe and made kalakand today. It came out very well. Thank you very much!


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