Kalakand | How to make Kalakand

By Pooja Nadkarni  |  26th Oct 2016  |  
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About Kalakand Recipe

Kalakand is a very famous sweet, which is prepared during festivities. It is prepared by thickening the milk. Long proccess , but totally worth it.

Kalakand is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Kalakand in your kitchen. This recipe requires 120 minutes for preparation and 80 minutes to cook. The Kalakand by Pooja Nadkarni has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Kalakand at home without any difficulty. Kalakand is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Kalakand would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Kalakand this weekend. Share your Kalakand cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Pooja Nadkarni for inputs. In case you have any queries for Kalakand you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Pooja Nadkarni. You can also rate the Kalakand and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Kalakand

  • Milk 2 litres
  • sugar 3/4 cup
  • cardamom powder 1 teaspoon
  • lime juice 1 1/2 Tablespoon
  • Little ghee for greasing

How to make Kalakand

  1. Keep milk to boil on high heat. Try to use non stick deep saucepan. It will take about 7-8 minutes to come to complete boil. Stir in between scraping the bottom of the pan. Use a wide spatula large area is covered while stirring.
  2. Once the milk comes to complete boil, reduce heat so that the milk settles down, otherwise it will overflow.
  3. Keep a constant eye on the milk. Try to increase or decrease the heat as required so that it thickens bit faster and also doesn’t spill out while boiling.
  4. Once the milk is nicely thickened and reduced to 1/3rd of the portion(Took me around 50 minutes to reach this consistency), reduce heat .
  5. Add lime juice. Mix well and let it simmer on low heat for about 30 seconds without stirring.
  6. After about 30 seconds, stir it. Remember to scrape the bottom and the sides of the pan too. Now you will see grainy texture getting formed. Increase the heat and cook for another 5 minutes.
  7. Add sugar and mix well.
  8. Once you add sugar you need to be careful because the milk splutters, so adjust the heat as and when necessary . Stir in between .
  9. When the mixture is completely dry and comes to binding consistency, add cardamom powder and mix .
  10. Remove the mixture on a greased cake tray. Flatten it with your fingers or spoon and let it settle for at least 2 hours before cutting.
  11. After 2 hours, just loosen the sides using a knife and flip it over a plate or pan. I used my rectangular cake pan.
  12. Cut it into desired shape and serve.

Reviews for Kalakand (3)

seema sharmaa year ago

very nice

Shiva Pande2 years ago

Looks amazing

Taahira Laiq2 years ago

can't believe it is homemade..too yummy!