kalakand recipe | how to make instant kalanda recipe with milkmaid

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kalakand recipe | how to make instant kalanda recipe with milkmaid with detailed photo and video recipe. an exotic traditional indian sweet dessert prepared from solidified milk and paneer. it is typically prepared in indian subcontinent during special occasion and festivals like diwali, navaratri, ramzan and even on holi. quite often it is also known with other names like milk cake, mishri mawa or qalaqand.
instant kalanda recipe with milkmaidkalakand recipe | how to make instant kalanda recipe with milkmaid with step by step photo and video recipe. kalakand is a popular sweet recipe from the cuisine of state uttar pradesh. however there are other theories which suggests that this milk cake is from ancient rajasthani cuisine. the history could be anything but certainly today kalakand sweet is widely appreciated and liked by every indian.

i have shared several milk based sweets in my blog, but this sweet recipe is the most simple yet tasty recipe. traditionally kalakand recipe is prepared by evaporating and solidifying the milk. later this thick milk is curdled, to which sugar is added and then cut to shapes. however this recipe is a quick and instant version prepared by soft and moist paneer with condensed milk or milkmaid. hence the evaporation and curdling process which takes significant time is totally skipped. moreover no extra sugar is required as condensed milk contains sufficient amount of sweetness.

kalakand recipe

while the preparation of kalakand is extremely simple, but some important tips and suggestions. firstly, i have used condensed milk in this recipe and hence i have not added any extra sugar for this recipe. alternatively, evaporated milk can be used and desired amount of sugar can be used as per preference. secondly, i have used homemade paneer for this recipe and i made sure it was moist and soft. store bought can also be used for this but it has to be fresh and soft. lastly, the kalakand has to be cooked in low to medium flame otherwise milk may stick to the pan and eventually may have burnt smell.

finally, i would like to highlight my other indian sweet recipes collection with this post. particularly the other milk based sweets like, rasgulla, rasmalai, gulab jamun, kala jamun, gajar ka halwa with condensed milk, bread rasmalai and malpua recipe. in addition do visit my other recipes collection board like,

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easy kalakand recipe | how to make instant kalanda recipe with milkmaid
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Recipe type: sweet
Cuisine: north india
Serves: 10 Servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups paneer / cottage cheese, grated
  • 1 tin (397gm) milkmaid / condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder / elachi powder
  • 2 tsp pistachios, chopped
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter, to grease plate
Instructions ( 1 cup =255 ml)
  1. firstly, in a large kadai or nonstick pan take crumbled paneer. use fresh homemade panner as they will be more moist and fresh.
  2. further add milkmaid.
  3. also add milk powder to make kalakand more whitish.
  4. mix well making sure the condensed milk and paneer are mixed well.
  5. mix and mash continuously till the mixture thickens.
  6. keep the flame on medium and keep stirring.
  7. cook on medium flame till the milkmaid melts completely.
  8. and the mixture starts to thicken.
  9. further add cardamom powder and mix well.
  10. mix till the mixture starts to separate the pan and forms a lump.
  11. transfer the mixture to the ghee greased plate.
  12. level it up and set to a block making an inch thick.
  13. add finely chopped pistachios or any nuts of your choice.
  14. press gently with the back of spoon so that the nuts stick to kalakand.
  15. cool completely for 2-3 hours, or refrigerate for 30 minutes. however, cooling naturally will make kalakand more moist and tasty.
  16. cut the kalakan into square pieces.
  17. finally serve or store instant kalakand for a week by refrigerating.


how to make instant kalanda recipe with milkmaid:

  1. firstly, in a large kadai or nonstick pan take crumbled paneer. use fresh homemade panner as they will be more moist and fresh.
    kalakand recipe
  2. further add milkmaid.
    kalakand recipe
  3. also add milk powder to make kalakand more whitish.
    kalakand recipe
  4. mix well making sure the condensed milk and paneer are mixed well.
    kalakand recipe
  5. mix and mash continuously till the mixture thickens.
    kalakand recipe
  6. keep the flame on medium and keep stirring.
    instant kalanda recipe
  7. cook on medium flame till the milkmaid melts completely.
    instant kalanda recipe
  8. and the mixture starts to thicken.
    instant kalanda recipe
  9. further add cardamom powder and mix well.
    instant kalanda recipe
  10. mix till the mixture starts to separate the pan and forms a lump.
    how to make instant kalanda recipe
  11. transfer the mixture to the ghee greased plate.
    how to make instant kalanda recipe
  12. level it up and set to a block making an inch thick.
    how to make instant kalanda recipe
  13. add finely chopped pistachios or any nuts of your choice.
    how to make instant kalanda recipe
  14. press gently with the back of spoon so that the nuts stick to kalakand.
    kalanda recipe with milkmaid
  15. cool completely for 2-3 hours, or refrigerate for 30 minutes. however, cooling naturally will make kalakand more moist and tasty.
    kalanda recipe with milkmaid
  16. cut the kalakan into square pieces.
    kalanda recipe with milkmaid
  17. finally serve or store instant kalakand for a week by refrigerating.
    kalakand recipe


notes:

  • firstly, to increase the amount of sweetness add a tbsp of more sugar. however, condensed milk gives sweetness.
  • also, cook kalakand on medium flame, else the milk gets burnt from bottom.
  • alternatively, use rose water to enhance the flavour of kalakand.
  • finally, avoid storing instant kalakand in refrigerator as they loose moisture.

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Hebbar's Kitchen is all about Indian veg recipes. This blog is managed by me Archana and my husband, Sudarshan. I try to post my recipes with simple & easily available ingredients from kitchen. These posts are usually supported by short videos and photo recipes. Learn interesting recipes and share your feedback, as your feedback means a lot to me.

13 COMMENTS

  1. thank u so much maam…I tried this dish at home nd it was delicious superb like market sweet…..every one like it at home…:)

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    yummy

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