Thursday, 11 June 2015

Kalakand

Kalakand
Hi All,
Its had been so many months that i had stopped blogging coz of my lil one.All my friends were asking me when i would restart it again........., i thought its high time to start so
that even i get some space for my own and start doing things which i like.Though i enjoy motherhood at times it really becomes annoying with a cranky baby in hand :),its all a part of package and i'm just loving it !LOL.... :) 
Well,as i thought to restart blogging i felt its most appropriate to start with any sweet ........,shubh arambh :) so here i'm with a simple yet delicious Kalakand recipe.Though i knew ,how kalakand is made i never tried it before,so i prepared it with small portion and it was so delicious that it got over so soon and i was still wanted more and more..........,then my inner conscious alerted me regarding the calories it owns and i kept quite :)

Ingredients:
Category:Veg | Cuisine: Indian|Course:Dessert
Prep Time:10 Minutes|Cooking Time:45 Minutes|Makes:7-8 Pieces

Full Cream Milk:1 liter
Lemon Juice:1/2 tsp
Sugar:1/4 cup
Pistachio: 8 Finely Chopped
Almonds: 4-5 Finely Chopped
Elachi /Cardamom Powder:1/4 Tsp or Everest Milk Masala: 1/2 Tsp

Method:
Microwave /heat 1/2 liter milk,once it starts to boil add lemon juice and allow it to curdle.Then wash with cold water, strain the whey from it and extract the chenna/paneer out of it.



In a thick bottom pan/ nonstick pan,add 1/2 liter of milk and let it boil on a low flame.Keep stirring it occasionally so that it doesn't stick to the pan til it reduces exactly to half of it and becomes thick.For this add the paneer and stir it continuously.



Cook the mixture till it gets thick and looks grainy. Now add sugar,Cardamom powder to it and mix well.Till it gets the consistence of burfi and thickens.Now add finely chopped nuts and mix well.



Grease the plate with ghee and pour the mixture over it.Let it set.Once it is set ,garnish with some more finely chopped nuts and cut into pieces . 

Kalakand is ready to eat :)



My Notes:
  • You can use readymade store brought paneer too,thaw paneer completelyand blend it too smooth in that case.
  • You can use condensed milk and milk powder along with paneer.But for authentic taste ,you need to use full cream milk.
  • This has short shelf life for 4-5 days ,if refrigerated in a air tight container.


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