I always liked fresh Kalakand, an Indian milk and cheese fudge basically from Northern India. The melt in mouth and grainy texture makes it one of my favorite sweet.

Presenting below a quick and easy way of making this dish and trust me it tastes same as we get them in our local famous Indian sweet shops. Generally commercially sold Kalakand contains Alum (Phitkari) that aid in coagulation and thickening of milk. But this version doesn’t contain any such ingredients. Do try this simple recipe for any occasion and trust me you are not going to regret it.

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Ingredients:

1 and 1/4 cup of fresh Cheese or Paneer

3/4 cup of skimmed Milk powder

3/4 cup of fresh Cream

1/2 cup of granulated Sugar

1/2 teaspoon of crushed Cardamom seeds (Elaichi ke dane)

1/2 teaspoon of clarified Butter (Ghee) for greasing

6-7 Almonds chopped finely for garnishing

Method:

1. As we need to use all the ingredients quickly,  its a good idea to place all the ingredients at one place before starting the recipe procedure.

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2. Mash the measured amount of fresh Cheese (Paneer) with your fingers such that it achieves a grainy consistency, just like fresh Cottage Cheese (Chena). 

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3. Now put crumbled fresh Cheese(Paneer), skimmed Milk powder, fresh Cream and granulated Sugar in a heated pan on medium low flame.

4. Cook the mixture on medium low flame, stirring continuously  so that it does not get stick to the bottom of the Pan. I like my Kalakand to be mildly sweet, so if you want to increase the Sugar as per your taste you can increase it by tasting and adding 2 tablespoon more than the specified quantity in ingredients section.

5. Cook the mixture on medium low flame, stirring continuously till it starts forming a single large lump. At this point add crushed Cardamom (Elachi) seeds into it and mix it well.

6. Keep cooking on low flame, stirring continuously till the lump starts to get thick and can form a rock like formation in the Pan as shown in the below picture. Switch off the flame.

7. Immediately put the mixture on back side of a greased (with Clarified Butter /Ghee) medium sized Plate. 

8. Grease your both hands and press the mixture and spread it to form a thick and smooth layer of it.

9. Garnish the top of the mixture with sliced Almonds and leave it to settle and cool down. Once cooled down, refrigerate it for two hours so that fudge gets completely set.

10. Cut it into desired shape and size, I have made square cuts and remove them from greased Plate.

Very easy to make and delicious Kalakand is ready to be served to your friends and family. Be at any occasion or a festival, this dessert will be a great sweet to prepare and trust me these chunky and fresh Kalakand will be loved by your friends and family.

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