Kalakand is an Indian sweet. It’s delicate grainy texture is savoured by all and never fails to impress the guests. This is a milk dessert made with full fat milk, sugar and cardamom powder. This 3 ingredient sweet is hugely popular in the Indian Mithai shops.
This Indian milk dessert was invented in 1947 by a sweet maker named Baba Thakur Das. Since he was residing in Alwar, a city in Rajasthan, this sweet is known as Alwar kalakand. Making kalakand in the authentic way takes several hours & is a lot of arm work as it requires continuous stirring. This lengthy process of reducing the milk to form the solids refrains most people from making this at home. Here’s how kalakand can be cooked instantly within 15-20 minutes. Don’t worry It tastes great and can be made effortlessly at home.
In the traditional recipe, a small quantity of acidic ingredient like alum or citric acid is added to achieve a grainy texture. But in this instant recipe, chenna/ homemade paneer does that job.
How to make paneer at home:
How to make kalakand:
Try making this fresh soft set sweet at home. Celebrate dairy month with this exotic milk made recipe.