Sunday, November 7, 2010


An elegant indian sweet dish which is prepared using cottage cheese and milk. The delicate flavouring of cardamom and saffron makes this dessert absolutely irresistable. This recipe is an easy way of making the traditional dessert without compromising on the taste.

Kalakand recipe:
Preparation time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 20 mins
Makes about 12-15 pieces

Fresh cottage cheese or paneer- 11/2 cups
Milk powder- 12tbsp
Cream- 1/2 cup
Sugar- 6tbsp
Saffron- a pinch (optional)
Cardamom/elaichi- 6, powdered
Chopped almonds to garnish

  • Grease a plate with 1/2 a tsp of ghee and keep aside
  • Combine all the ingredients, except almonds in a thick bottomed pan and cook over a low flame till the mixture the  mixture thickens and leaves the sides. (approximately 10-15mins)
  • Take off the heat and spread the mixture on the greased plate.
  • Garnish with chopped almonds and allow the mixture to cool.
  • Cut the kalakand into desired shape and serve chilled


  1. Wow am fond of this sweet and it has turned out perfect for u

  2. Beautiful presentation and looks delicious...

  3. Kalakand is yummy.From long time I am thinking to prepare this.Bookmarked your recipe.nice space you to follow you.

  4. Wow, simply superb! love this sweet and it has been ages having it! Bookmarked.

  5. Really?? Its that easy?? I heart kalakand but haven't had a bite of it in years :-(
    I'm SO going to try this one! Can I use store bought cottage cheese?


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