Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Kalakand sweet recipe and Sharodiya Shubecha

Festivals without sweets are incomplete .Navaratri has already started and with this the festive season. I have blogged about Kalakand sweet recipe way back .This recipe is version 2.0 with a very minor change. Festivals bring oodles of nostalgic memories with it and most of them leave you overwhelmed like splashing waves. Now, I really don’t want to mention all those memories, it’s there somewhere treasured and always will be. I have written many times about those wonderful memories in past, well those of you who are regular here, know that.

Now moving on to the recipe

Kalakand recipe Version 2.0
Recipe requirements
  • 2 litres of whole milk
  • 3-4 small lemons
  • 1 and half cup of sugar
  • 2 tsp of cardamom powder
  • Almonds for garnishing

  • Kalakand is little time consuming sweet preparation as one needs to make Khoya first and then paneer.
  • Put two vessels with milk each containing about a litre of milk on gas. Let the milk come to boil. Lower the flame and add in lemon juice, freshly squeezed to one vessel. Let the milk curdle. Strain out paneer from whey.
  • Now put the other vessel with milk on low flame.Add in cardamom powder now. Let it simmer for about 30-35 mints or till it reduces to quarter of its volume. Keep an eye on the milk, keep stirring in between.
  • Now keep on stirring the milk and as soon as it starts thickening a bit, add in sugar. Keep on stirring the milk and let the sugar dissolves properly.
  • Now crumble paneer well with clean hands and add this crumbled paneer to the above thickened milk. Keep on stirring with a spatula so that it doesn’t stick to the base.
  • When you start noticing that the mixture can collect well stop cooking further. It will be little semi-dry and the mixture will collect well leaving the vessel sides easily.
  • Grease a plate with some oil. Now take out the mixture on to the plate and spread the khoya+Paneer mixture into the plate evenly.
  • Garnish with some almonds .Let it cool and refrigerate to firm up a little bit.
  • Serve and enjoy delicious Kalakand.

Some more Puja Recipes I have blooged about in past

Durga Puja recipes....

শারদীয়া শুভেচ্ছা ও প্ৰীতি সবাইকে 

We went to Durga Puja venue here in KL and liked the homely atmosphere. Sharing pic of Durga Puja which is celebrating its 90th year here in Kuala Lumpur. Sharodiya Shubecha sobaike...

Happy Navaratri everyone.Ma Durga bless us all.....Love and Peace to all .....