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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Kalakand (Microwave Version)


Kalakand is a rich, milk based dessert from the Indian subcontinent and needs loads of patience and stirring if made from scratch. I have eaten the store bought version umpteen number of time but never thought of preparing it at home until I saw Sandeepa's version when she posted it. Today I finally got the chance to prepare it for the BM#14, of course a short cut version. Less than 15 minutes of work in a microwave yields a delectable, melt in mouth kind kalakand.
The recipe involves mainly two ingredients - condensed milk and ricotta cheese used in equal proportions. They are cooked until they come together, flavored with cardamom powder and garnished with pistachios.

Ingredients:
One 14 oz / 400 gms can of condensed milk
Ricotta cheese (Same measure as condensed milk. Use the same tin of condensed milk to measure the cheese.)
A pinch of cardamom powder
Few sliced pistachios for garnish (optional)

Method:
Combine condensed milk, cheese and cardamom. Add the mixture to a greased, microwave safe dish. Microwave the mixture for about 8 - 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the mixture so it does not boil over. Through out the process, keep stirring in between and whenever the mixture starts to spill over, stop the microwave, stir the mixture and start microwaving again. The liquid would have been considerably thickened by this time. The next 4 -5 minutes is crucial. Stop the microwave after each minute and check the consistency.
By the end of approximately about 15 minutes, the mixture would have turned light brown. It would be thick and slightly grainy with some moisture still left, not dry and hard. Let cool for about an hour or so and then slice them into squares and garnish with pistachios.
(I used only half the above mentioned quantity and microwaved the mixture for about 8 minutes.)

Note:
The time varies depending upon the microwave used. Pay constant attention during the preparation to avoid burning the mixture.


29 comments:

veena krishnakumar said...

Mind blowing pic!!!!!!!!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Wow! Mouthwatering!! you reminded me of kalakand I enjoyed during my vacation few months back!

Raji said...

Love this easy kalakand..looks really yum..love your presentation as well.

Rajani S said...

What a beautiful click! Kalakand looks very delicious.

Rasi said...

loved the click..such a thick burfi too..superb!

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Shobha said...

Kalakand looks perfect.

Kanan said...

kalakand looks delicious and great

Srivalli said...

I know after I started making this in mw, I never went back to stove top..looks great Suma, do send this for MEC.

Prabha Mani said...

Wow...looks perfect..you got a perfect shape!!

Usha said...

I made this last year and I followed Sandeepa's version.

Beautiful click and kalakand is mouthwatering

the mad said...

OMG! i could murder for this sweet. I ma definitely making this only in place of ricotta can I use paneer?

Seriously I could eat all of this. I am trying not to go back to your picture or recipe.

Jayanthi said...

Super delicious and I love the fact that its so simple to make. Love it Love it....

Preeti Garg said...

wow ...look so fabulous no words.....

Jagruti said...

Wow! such a innovative way and it seems very easy!One of my most favorite sweets from Odisa.

Thanks! :)

Jayashree said...

The microwave method is so much easier than the stove top method. Lovely pic.

Vardhini said...

Looks inviting and tasty.

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Archana Vivek said...

Good luck Suma. I made same sweet today. But made the longer version of it. Looks yumm..

Apu said...

It looks delicious!! My all time favourite sweet!!

Sravs said...

Tempting kalakand and perfectly done !! Awesome click !!

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Cool Lassi(e) said...

I think we call this "Paal Gova" in tamilnadu. I have never made it...have only ate it..So I am guessing it. Very tempting click, as always!

Kalyani said...

superb recipe :)


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Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

omg this is so easy!! bookmarked i have to try it out

vaishali sabnani said...

absolutely stunning!!love the recipe..n the kalakand..

Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

That's a super easy recipe...very straight and so easy to remember. :)

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

Super easy and the most like sweet at home.. this will come handy when we run out of time ..

Chef Mireille said...

looks so moist and appetizing..can't believe it was done in the microwave!

Jyoti said...

I m going to try this during this weekend.. Loved the recipe..looks really easy and quick..

Jyoti said...

They came out great..making kalakand couldn't be easier..they vanished before I could click..would make them soon again..thanks for the recipe

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Wow yummy bookmarked..