1.5 cups tightly packed grated Paneer (approx. 200 grams)
200 ml condensed milk (1/2 tin) (3/4 cups)
1/4 teaspoon green cardamon powder
5-7 Pistachios, finely chopped, for garnishing
Ghee, for greasing the pan
kalakand recipe with paneer – Best food blog
Kalakand, delicious milk based sweet with hints of cardamon, is yet another way of enjoying the goodness of milk. It is similar to Barfi and usually prepared on festivals like Diwali, eid and some other special events. However, whether it’s cooked in a traditional way or in instant way, Kalakand final taste and texture is similar. This recipe follows instant approach, requires only three ingredients, sweetened condensed milk, paneer and cardamom.
step 1: You can either use the ready made paneer or fresh homemade paneer for this recipe. Follow (step-1 to step-5) to make fresh homemade paneer. Pour 2 to 3 glasses of water over prepared paneer to remove any sourness of lemon juice. Keep it aside until required.
step 2: If your want to use ready made paneer and if it is frozen/refrigerated, thaw it at room temperature. Either grates it using a grater. You can crumble it using a mixer grinder; add the paneer cubes in the small jar of mixer grinder and then pulse it few times to crumble it.
step 3: Grease inside surface of the small deep plate with ghee.
step 4: Add crumbled/grated paneer and condensed milk in a heavy based pan.
step 5: mix well using a spoon.
step 6: Heat the mixture over low flame. Stir continuously and cook until it turns thicker.
step 7: As you stir and cook the mixture will start to stick on the sides of the pan. It will take around 4 to 7 minutes to cook the mixture.
step 8: Add 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder.
step 9: Mix well and turn off the flame.
step 10: Transfer mixture to greased plate. Shake it gently to evenly spread the mixture. Level the mixture with a spatula.
step 11: shower dry fruits over it and gently press them with a spatula.
step 12: Let it cool down to room temperature. Cover and place it in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 hours to set.
step 13: Remove it from the refrigerator and cut into small pieces.
step 14: Gently remove the Kalakand pieces and transfer them to a serving plate.