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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Kalakand Recipe -Sweet for Holi !!





Firstly I would like to wish all my readers and blogger friends from all across the world a Happy, vibrant and colorful Holi. In order to celebrate this festival of colors, I would like to present a very popular North Indian sweet called Kalakand which is loved by everyone for its soft and melt in mouth texture. For those who have not tasted this sweet , the key ingredient of this sweet is milk and sugar, but here I have posted milkmade version as I find it quick and have to spend less time in the kitchen. 




So, once you have started playing Holi keep on popping in few pieces of kalakand in between to energize yourself and apply colors to each and every near and dear ones. Play a safe Holi with Eco-friendly colours !!!


Ingredients:
1 tin Milkmaid
1 cup Milk
Pinch of Phitkiri (Alum)
1 tbsp Sour curd
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
Chopped nuts to decorate (almonds and pista)
Silver foil (optional)


Method:
Boil milk in a heavy pan and stir continuously on medium flame till it is half. Add a pinch of phitkiri and sour curd. This will help in crystallization, keep stirring till the extra water dries up. Add milkmaid, sugar and keep stirring the mixture till the mixtures becomes semi dry and leaves the edges of pan. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Turn off the heat and immediately spread the mixture in a greased tray. Sprinkle nuts on top and with the back of flat spatula slightly press it against the kalakand. Let it cool, then cut into squares. To set these properly you can store the pieces in an air tight box and keep inside the fridge for later use.



50 comments:

  1. oh my this is so good. have never tried kalakand though

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  2. I love them a lot dear. Nice and colourful presentation. BTW where did u get tulpis from??

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  3. @Zareena: these are artificial flowers, bought from kolkata.

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  4. wow....yummy sweet....superb...

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  5. This is a perfect post for sweets lover... :-)

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  6. Lovely clicks and a yummy treat. happy holi...

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  7. Colourful post..Happy holly to u dear :)

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  8. Kalakand with milkmaid must be very rich in taste. nice texture too

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  9. looks yummy....
    Happy holi deepa :)

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  10. Lovely clicks and superb recipeee

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  11. Happy Holi! Kalakand is so delectable, rich n yummy at the same time. Lovely pics deepa.

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  12. Yummy Yummy...I Love this..

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  13. Lovely clicks and this is one of my absolute fav:)

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  14. kalakhand looks so delicious.. Havent really tried making it though.. Your post has tempted me to give it a try.. Happy holi!!

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  15. I love kalakand and these clicks are so good.

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  16. Love this. I had made this long ago before marriage and my mom had appreciated it. Very very rare when she praised my cooking. Thanks.

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  17. Love Kalakand and even more if it's home-made..beautiful clicks..wish you also a very happy Holi Deepa..hugs and smiles

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  18. very yummy n perfect kalakand,Happy Holi Deepa..:)

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  19. What a lovely way to celebrate Holi,yummilcious..
    Happy Holi to u n your family,Deepa!!
    Please link in your entries to EP Series-Cilantro /Cumin Event

    Erivum Puliyum

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  20. Happy Holi! lovely post and presentation. I tried this sweet too, but slightly with different ingredients. Your look amazing!

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  21. wish u a very happy holy deep & the burfi is mouth watering :)


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  22. wow!!yummy sweet!!ganesh looks very cute...beautiful click!

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  23. Nice presentation...
    Thanks linking 2 Holi Hai :)
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    "BEAT THE HEAT"

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  24. oh my! its my favourite! But ive never tried making it at home! thanks for the recipe! btw, what is Alum? and where do we get it?

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  25. Happy Holi Deepa...love kalakand...looks absolutely yummy...tmepting.

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  26. Kalakand looks so delicious. Happy holi Deepa :)

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  27. Happy Holi , Delicious kalakand.

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  28. Kalakand looks very perfect and super delicious.

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  29. Ah kalakand, perfect for holi :-)

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  30. Hi...Delicious recipe of kalakand and such a cute ganeshji. where did you get it?

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  31. Delicious...Love this sweet very much.

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  32. Very nice..
    Saranya
    http://nicesaranya.blogspot.com/
    http://www.foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  33. Happy Holi Deepa!...kalakhand looks so yum! i miss the one from india tho!:)

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  34. happy holi dear....darun baniecho...kalakand looks super duper delicious :-)

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  35. Happy Holi and this luks droolworthy. So yumm!

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  36. Pack a couple of dem for me...kalakand looks so tempting dear

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  37. Lovely recipe and Happy holi dear:)

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  38. happy holi dear..looks really yummy dear..
    wonderful presentation dear..

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  39. Super duper..love everything..mast mast mithai, pics are awesome..love the plate where lord ganesha's is birajman...where did you buy that plate and murti? I want it..:-)

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  40. Hmmm that recipe looks so tempting! Happy holi to you. My best holi wishes to everyone!

    Anne xxxx

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