Wednesday, 5 March 2014




Kalakand is one of the most popular & traditional dessert made in India during different festivals & celebrations such as Holi, Diwali, Navratri, Eid. It is also known as Malai burfi, Milk cake, Kalakand burfi.


It is made with paneer (cottage cheese), milk & sugar that is topped with dry fruits. Saffron & edible silver foil can also be used.The traditional way of making this sweet is very time consuming, but using paneer/cottage cheese make it easy & quick, instead of making paneer at home, readymade fresh paneer can also be used.


Kalakand is one of the easiest sweet to make at home. Its main ingredients are milk, sugar,
Cardamom powder & dry nuts. That is why 
it is a very healthy, packed with calcium & protein.


This sweet is soft, grainy in texture which is just mouth watering fresh & rich in taste & loved by many. Kalakand is made of cheese, sweetened milk, some varieties can also be made by using fruits that blend well with this milky dessert.


So lets start :


2 liters milk 
1/2 cup sugar 
1/2 tsp citric acid 
1/2 cup water 
1/4 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pistachio, almonds)
1 sheet of edible silver foil


1.  Dissolve citric acid in water. Boil 1 liter of milk in a pan.

2. Add citric acid solution to milk as it comes to boil.

3. Once chenna (cottage cheese) settles, sieve through muslin cloth, press out excess    
    water, take in a plate &
 press down.

4. Now put the remaining milk to boil. Add cheena & boil till it turns thick.

5. Add sugar, cook till mixture turns lumpy, add cardamom powder, chopped nuts.

6. Spread it over a greased plate, allow to cool, apply silver foil, garnish with chopped nuts.

7. Once set, cut it into square or desired pieces & serve fresh.

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