Monday, June 14, 2010

Kalakand Recipe | How to make Kalakand in Microwave | Step by Step Recipe

I finally got myself a new microwave oven. After the 7 years old one gave way, we lived without one for nearly 2 months and the live intern was hard! I never thought we were so dependent on that. Hubby dear always complained that I never really used it to the full potential. I told that I have an event running on it and have made so many dishes. Still he wasn’t convinced.

Anyway finally he agreed that a new one was necessary. When it came home, we again had to wait for couple of days for the demo to happen. When it all was done, Athamma was insisting that I make a sweet as the first dish. Since the company has a live demo happening every week, I thought I might attend that to know more about the oven.


It was an interesting session that went on for 2.5 hours with the lady demoing us some four different dishes. Since she anyway made gravy and about 3 different sweet dishes, I decided to make the Kalakand. I strongly regretted not taking my camera with me! I had previously had made thiratai pal in microwave, so I know it comes out great.

The recipe was a breeze and gets done in 4 mins. That quick! And I have a big assignment written already on what different dishes I have to make in it. Well if you have something in mind, tell me know, I will try in microwave.



Get all the ingredients together!


In a bowl, add each of them and mix well.

one by one..


Finally goes the condensed milk

Micro for 3.30 minutes


This is after the 2nd minute in microwave


At 3 minute!

At 3.30 minute, remove add 1 tsp of ghee, stir well.


Like this..

Then spread it on a plate, allow it to rest


Yeah before that garnish with pistas..


Kalakand Recipe | How to make Kalakand in Microwave | Step by Step Recipe

Homemade Paneer – 200 gms (I made from 1 liter milk)
Milk powder – 3/4 cup
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup
Condensed Milk – 200 gms
Cardamom powder a pinch
Pistachio handful
Clarified Butter – 1 tsp

Method to prepare:

You can make paneer at home else buy it from stores. I feel store bought tends to be more hard and sour. Making it home hardly takes time.

In a microwave safe bowl, take paneer, milk power, icing sugar, cardamom powder, mix. Finally add half tin of condensed milk.

Micro for 4 mins and 30 secs. Remove and add 1 tsp of ghee. Mix well and put it back. Micro for 30 secs more.

Remove and pour over a plate. Since there is ghee in the mix, you need not grease the plate.

Sprinkle finely slivered pistas. Let it cool down completely before cutting into small pieces.

If you are in a hurry to eat off, you don’t have to wait for it to cool down. I know the hot kalakand will be very delicious, similar to our palkova.

It takes about 30 -40 mins to cool down to be cut into pieces.



Enjoy every bit of it. Kalakand was extremely sweet and filling, so adjust your sweet as per your taste.

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28 comments :

SS blogs here said...

Hey Srivalli.. that kalakand looks lovely. Last time I made it painstakingly on the stovetop. Also washed the dish even more painstakingly afterwards! ;D Nice to see this microwave version! Cheers. :)

Sudeshna said...

Valli,
Thats so easy. The kalakand at times taste a bit salty. Did you add little salt to it or it was all sweet?
Those look so good :).

Shriya said...

Seriously this looks awesome srivalli. I am craving for it now. Nice recipe.

Sarah Naveen said...

Very well explained..looks so perfecta nd yummy!!

Geetha Achal said...

superb...its looks so tempting..Lovely clicks...

Rachana Kothari said...

A quick n delicious sweet dish! Loved your step by step pics!

Shobha said...

Wow! looks so nice and simple.
The recipe is somewhat similar to my .. 5-minute microwave barfi.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

I am definitely making it, it is drool-worthy, so bookmarked :)

Glad you got a new microwave, I know we have become so dependent on it that it is difficult to even imagine how we did without it before.

KALVA said...

wow... awesome!! just cant wait to do it microwave .. my dear husbadn loves kalakand

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow very tempting,Loved ur microwave version.Too gud step wise pictures.

The Housewife said...

I'm not sure I can wait for 30 - 40 minutes for the kalakand to cool! I've tried making it before in the microwave and it was a real disaster (but I still ate it coz nothing sweet ever goes to waste in my kitchen!). You've really broken it down so easy for me to follow, so I'll surely give it a shot!

Divya Vikram said...

Looks so luscious! Will try this Valli. Bookmarked.

Sanjeeta kk said...

Beautiful presentation. And the steps will be very handy to try out the recipe in microwave.

Neha said...

great recipe...whenever I used to eat kalakand in a sweet shop,I used to wonder how it is made..thank you so much for this recipe..I don't have a microwave though...will buy one soon

jayasree said...

Congrats on the new microwave, Valli.

Kalakand looks delicious and beautiful step-by-step pictures.

notyet100 said...

looks so yummy,..

Priya said...

Super delicious kalakand, prefect for my sweet tooth..

rekhas kitchen said...

mmmmmm mouth watering recipe Valli the las pic. makes me drool superb yummm.

PJ said...

I totally agree with u Srivalli,this can be prepared in a jiffy and after I first tried it in MW there is no looking back.Lovely clicks!!!!

kanthi said...

Valli,your dish kalakhand is mouth watering.Itoo have a big microwave which i didnt touch from 3 years.Now after seeing this recipe,i wanna do varieties.Thank you for sharing.

Apu said...

Yumm! I adore Kalakand - its the one dessert that I never hesitate to make:)

A_and_N said...

I thought this was a tough dish to make! I didn't know it could be accomplished in a MW!

Leena said...

WOW so quick and easy...Looks delicious and yummy!

Aparna said...

Congratulations on the new oven. Do you know I've never made kalakhand? I think I really must.

Shabs.. said...

hEY VALLI....I MADE ANOTHER VERSION OF KALAKAND USING RICOTTA AND ITS SO GOOD....SINC EI MADE A HUGE BATCH, IT TOOK ME 45 MINUTES!!!AND I hated it took so much of time..lol...urs looks soooo good!I have to try milk powder version next time.

The Cooking Ninja said...

I had this before at an Indian restaurant and I love it. It's a bit like the semolina milk pudding we have in France. My hub made this semolina milk pudding with a microwave oven too. :)

Anonymous said...

Should I use regular micro oven mode?

Preeti S said...

Super easy recipe. Loved making and eating it. Thanx

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