Kalakand recipe (How to make kalakand recipe) Diwali sweets
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Kalakand Recipe (Quick Kalakand Sweet)

Kalakand recipe – To make this quick, easy Indian sweet, you will need only two main ingredients milk and sugar.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 pieces
Calories 65kcal
Author Kanan


For cheena:

  • 3 cups Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice

For kalakand recipe:

  • 1 ½ cups Milk
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • teaspoon Green cardamom seeds powder
  • 2 tablespoons Pistachios chopped for garnishing


Making cheena:

  • Bring 3 cup of milk to a boil on medium heat.
  • Once it starts boiling, add lemon juice and keep stirring till the milk solids and whey gets separated.
  • Then turn off the stove, you will notice the cheena is floating on top of that greenish whey.
  • Now line a strainer with a muslin cloth or man’s handkerchief. Using that drain the cheena.
  • Run through the running cold water. Then squeeze out the excess water lightly.
  • Take cheena to a plate and crumble it. Keep it aside.

Making kalakand recipe:

  • Now take remaining 1 ½ cup of milk in a pan on medium heat.
  • Bring it to a boil and let it simmer till it gets its half quantity. It may take around 5-6 minutes.
  • Now add sugar. Mix and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add prepared cheena. Mix well.
  • Keep stirring and continue simmering. Cook till all the moisture/milk is evaporated and you get a thick mixture.
  • Now turn off the stove.
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Grease the plate or container with ghee. In that pour the mixture and spread out evenly.
  • Sprinkle the chopped pistachios on top. Using hands, lightly press it so pistachios will stick to it.
  • Let it cool down completely and let it set for a few hours.
  • Then using a sharp knife make square pieces.
  • Remove the pieces gently and serve.


  • Do not use frozen paneer as a shortcut.
  • Be generous on pistachios as a garnishing. It gives a really good taste.
  • For a variation, you can add a teaspoon of rose water or kewra water.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.9g | Protein: 3.1g | Fat: 2.2g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 60mg | Sugar: 8.3g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0.8mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 0mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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