Kalakand is one of the most relished sweets on the occasion of Janmashtami (birth anniversary of Lord Krishna) and Diwali. People of northern and eastern region of India exclusively prepare Kalakand for ceremonial occasion. In making this delectable dessert, Milk and sugar is extensively used. The tradition of preparing Kalakand on the occasion of Janmashtami is associated with lord Krishna's love with milk. Browsing through the below given details, you can get easy to make recipe of Kalakand.
Prepared from milk, Kalakand is an extremely delectable sweet dish. Find out easy to make recipe of Kalakand.
- Milk- 2 litres
- Sugar- 1/2 to 3/4 cup
- Chopped nuts (Pistachio, Almonds, Cashew etc) to decorate
- Silver foil (optional)
- Citric acid dissolved in 1/2 cup water- 1/2 tsp.
- First thing that you need to do is, boiling half of the milk. When milk comes to boil, add citric solution into it and stir the liquid gently.
- After the addition of citric solution, a curd, namely, Chenna will be obtained.
- Turn off the Gas/stove once the Chenna settles down. Use muslin cloth to extract excess water. Thereafter, transfer Chenna into a plate and press down. Make sure that Chenna is not kneaded.
- Now, put the remaining milk in a heavy pan and boil it along with Chenna. Stir continuously, till the mixture becomes thick.
- Add sugar into the mixture and resume cooking. Don’t stop stirring till it softly thickens into a lump.
- When lump is obtained, set in a tray and apply silver foil onto it.
- Further, sprinkle the chopped nuts to embellish the cooked material.
- Now, Kalakand is ready to serve.