Kalakand is a milk based sweet very easy to put together.Two different milk products are combined and solidified .
Kalakand has a grainier texture with milk solids rolling on your taste buds with every bite.Unlike the original recipe this one gets over in a jiffy because the whole milk is substituted with the condensed milk without any sacrifice on taste.If you look at the recipe you will notice I have not used sugar ya ya...condensed milk has it!!!
Condensed milk -1 tin
Paneer / Cottage cheese- 15 oz
Cashew,Almond-roughly chopped-1 tbsp
|Doesn't seem to be equal pieces ya the nuts made it like a rocky road... :))|
Many sweets made in India are out of milk which sometimes have slight variations in textures and method of making .Kalakand is believed to be one of the oldest sweet and the process of making it is pretty lengthy, as a lot of effort(constant stirring) also goes in to solidifying the milk .
Kalakand originated in Northern parts of India Braj to be precise ,
land of Lord Sri Krishna .I wonder how the recipe would have originated ,the gwalas(cowboys) would have panicked about excess milk and worried about it getting spoilt or their sweet tooth would have driven them to come up with Kalakand ...what do you think??
Cook on a low to medium heat only as it might get burnt or with too much the color might also change.
Each piece should be airy light and should have at least 1 inch height .You may ask me then why does the Kalakand I made look thin well...I wanted to spread as much as I could because it reduces the intake at a time on each piece.... I know ..I know ...what you are thinking :))Say something good ok... 🙂