How to make Kalakand -

A delicious sweet made with reduced milk that gets ready without any fuss

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Full fat milk, Alum (phitkari)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Mithais

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Kalakand Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 2.30-3 hour

Cook time : 51-60 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Kalakand Recipe

  • Full fat milk 2 litres

  • Alum (phitkari) crushed 1/4 teaspoon

  • Castor sugar 4 tablespoons

  • Ghee 1/2 tablespoon

  • Pistachios chopped to sprinkle

  • Silver varq to garnish


Step 1

Boil milk in a deep, thick-bottomed pan, on medium heat, till it thickens slightly. Add alum (phitkari), stir continuously and cook till the milk becomes grainy and most of the moisture evaporates.

Step 2

Add castor sugar, mix well and cook for 5-10 minutes or till the mixture thickens again.

Step 3

Grease an aluminium tray with ghee. Pour the milk mixture into the tray and level the surface. Sprinkle pistachios, decorate with silver varq and keep the tray in the refrigerator till set.

Step 4

When completely set take the tray out of the refrigerator and cut into squares. Arrange them on a serving platter and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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