Kalakand , the popular Indian Sweet made out of cottage cheese and sugar. Typically made during festivals like Diwali and Navaratri. As the name suggests its a ''cheats'' recipe, means that it does not involve some tedious traditional process. But having said that , this does not compromise on the texture and taste.
Kalakand ..yum...yum...yum...., one of the milk based sweets that I love. I remember that this is one sweet that used to be lying in my house every other day. My dad used to replenish this as and when it used to get over.Obviously when there are lots of them to eat , you never bother to DIY.I never attempted to make this because of its complexity. But recently when I came across this recipe in the Nestle website, I wanted to try making it. Its so simple when you use milkmaid and fresh paneer.I recommend using fresh homemade paneer here, which will give you the grainy texture. Since this was the first time I tried making it, I have halved the recipe. I got about good 9 pieces which were emptied in a couple of days. When I gave this to my husband to taste it, he was not sure what this was. I told him its kalakand and his first reaction was " it should be black". I said " it should be what ?? " , doubting my cooking skills. He said, it says kalakand and "kala"in hindi means black and that is why its named kalakand. Wow ...never thought of this before , but I convinced him that kalakand should be white ;-) . Since this is a milk based sweet , it needs to be refrigerated and consumed within 3-4 days.
Makes about 9 big pieces
Note: I have used a couple of tablespoons of sugar, since I wanted it a little more sweet.
So adjust sweetness according to your taste and preference.
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