Kalakand (Simplified!)


Kalakand is an awesome Indian dessert and I have come up with a simplified version of the same. This recipe of Kalakand requires only 3 main ingredients. Yes! that’s right…only 3  ingredients.


Paneer/ Cottage cheese: 200 gms
Condensed milk: 200 gms
Cardamom/ Elaichi: 5-6 ground (optional)
Chopped pistachios

Cooking time: 15-20 minutes


  1. Crumble paneer using hands, till it becomes smooth. Remember not to knead it as we are looking for a crumbly (or Daanedar as we say it in Hindi) texture of it. (My simple homemade paneer recipe can be found here.)

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2. Once crumbled soft, add condensed milk (which has also been heated till a harder texture is attained as shown). Add this mixture to a wok and heat on a low flame for 5 minutes.

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3. Once the two have incorporated well and cooked for 5-8 minutes till it gives out a lovely ‘milky’ aroma, add cardamom powder and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Set the mixture in a greased tray for 15 minutes. Garnish with pistachios and cut into shape you like!

Kalakand is ready!