Diwali Special - Instant Kalakand: Indian Festivals and Food

Hello Foodies,
          This Diwali prepare, instant, delicious, aromatic and rich sweet, kalakand. The

traditional process of making Kalakand takes a long time so here is a quick recipe, and by this method, Kalakand can be prepared in 10-15 minutes. The flavor of the kalakand is often enhanced with nuts (such as cashew, pistachio, almonds or peanut) and spices (such as cardamom or rose water). Also, kalakand is usually coated with a thin layer of edible metallic leaf known as vark. They are typically cut into square, diamond, or round shapes. The sweet is easily adapted for casual occasions to the most formal event. You can add cardamom powder to get a traditional flavor, or you can also add a layer of vark (silver leaf, German paper), also called varak. The Kalakand can be made up of different types of flavors, like vanilla, rose, saffron, etc. So let's start with this easy and instant version of Kalakand.

Preparation and Cooking Time: 10 Minutes

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  1. Condensed milk 1 cup
  2. Paneer 1 cup grated
  3. Milk powder 2 tbsp
  4. Badam mix Powder 1 Tbsp (optional)
  5. Cardamom powder 1 Tsp
  6. Sliced dry fruits for garnish
  7. Ghee/oil for greasing the pan


  1. Heat kadhai or pan and add paneer, condensed milk, milk powder, and badam mix powder and mix all well.
  2. Cook on low to medium flame, till the mixture, becomes thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan(keep stirring constantly).
  3. Meanwhile, grease the plate or pan with ghee/oil and transfer the prepared mixture into the plate, top with few chopped almonds, pistachios and press slightly.
  4. Now, allow to set for 10 minutes and after 10 minutes cut into square pieces.
  5. Voila, sweet and delightful Instant kalakand is ready to serve. Enjoy!!!

Dietary Comments :
It makes 12 servings. Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Per serving contains 45 calories, along with Carbohydrates - 5.44 g, Fats - 4.82 g, Proteins - 2 g.

Eat Healthy, Stay Healthy!!!


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