Indian festivals are celebrated with sweets. And there is no exception with the celebration of Kali Chaudas. On the holy day of Kali Chaudas, let’s enjoy with friends and family the Kalakand’s delicacy and fill the environment with joy.
Kalakand is a milk-based sweet it’s very easy to make, but at the same time, it is very delicious as well. The best part of making Kalakand (also known as milk cake) is you can make it on any festival or occasion it’s too popular among the sweets, and everybody likes it.
2 liters Milk
One tablespoon lemon juice
½ tablespoon cardamom powder
6-7 Pistachios roughly chopped
6-7 Almonds roughly chopped
6-7 Cashews roughly chopped
(You can add more dry fruits as per your choice and requirements)
Preparation Of Kalakand
Step 1: Firstly, you need to make paneer for that take a medium-sized pan and add one-liter milk.
Step 2: Put the gas on medium flame and stir the milk continuously to stick at the bottom. You can put a spoon in it, leaning on the edge to avoid spilling milk.
Step 3: After cooking for a few minutes, add lemon juice to the milk, and soon you’ll see the paneer granules. Now put off the gas and let cool for five minutes.
Step 4: Take a strainer and strain all the excess water, then rinse the paneer with fresh water so that the sourness and smell of lemon vanishes. Strain all the water properly by pressing it with a big spoon.
Step 5: Keep the paneer aside, take a new pan, add the leftover milk, and then cook it on medium flame. Make sure that you keep on stirring and scraping the edges and bottom.
Step 6: Cook till the milk gets half and condensed, now its time to add cardamom powder and then add the paneer to it; cook till the paneer absorbs all the milk.
Step 7: When the paneer absorbs the milk, now add sugar to it; the sugar will leave the water to keep cooking till the sugar melts, and it gets dry. In this whole process, keep on tossing the paneer else it will stick to the pan.
Step 8: Once it gets dry, switch off the gas, take a clean tin pan grease it with ghee thoroughly so that the Kalakand doesn’t stick to the pan. Stuff the solution properly on the pan like a cake, sprinkle the dry fruits on top of it, press them slightly and leave it to cool in a dry place. Tasty Kalakand(milk cake) is ready to get enjoyed with.
This Kali Chaudas remove all the negativity that has spread due to this corona pandemic and welcome Maa Kali with joy. Just as in ancient times, Maa Kali killed all the demons and brought peace to the world pray that this time also she gives us the power to fight this situation and bring peace again.
Follow these steps and have your delicious homemade Kalakand at home. Enjoy this as your welcome snack or as an after-dinner dessert. I hope you like the recipe.