Tuesday, April 19, 2011

MICROWAVE KALAKAND WITH RICOTTA CHEESE

Kalakand or Milk burfi is a milk based sweet traditionally prepared using milk.It takes long hours to prepare this.I cam across a very simplified version here.This is one of the easiest methods to prepare Kalakand with just two ingredients, ricotta cheese and condensed milk .The taste was really good and very similar to the milk halwa that we get is sweet shops.

Kalakand


Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 16 medium size pieces

Ingredients:
Ricotta cheese: 15 oz can
Sweetened condensed milk: 14 oz can
Cardomom powder: 1/2 tsp
Ghee: 1 tsp
Sliced pistachios and almonds


Procedure:
1) Take a microwave safe bowl and mix together condensed milk and ricotta cheese
2) Use a whisk and blend well without any lumps
3) Microwave this in open bowl for 5 minutes in High
4) Take out and mix well and microwave for 3 more minutes uncovered
5) Mix well and microwave for 2 minutes covered (This mixture will splatter at this stage)
6) Mix well and again microwave for 2 minutes half covered
7) Microwave for another 6 minutes half covered. Take out and mix for every 2 minutes
8) Allow 2 minutes standing time
9) Add the cardamom powder and mix well
10) Transfer to a square bowl/7" cake pan and press the mixture gently
11) Garnish with chopped pistachios and almonds
12) Refrigerate for around 2 hours and then slice into desired shapes

Notes:

  1. I used the microwave in high power
  2. Saffron can also be used for garnishing if required
  3. If the kalakand does not set after 2 hours microwave for couple of more minutes and allow to set.Check for every 30 seconds to make sure it is not burnt
  4. I lined the pan with parchment paper so that the burfis could be taken out easily


Step by Step pictures
Kalakand
Condensed milk and Ricotta cheese

Kalakand
Mix both of them well with a whisk

Kalakand
Microwave covered for 5 min

Kalakand
At different stages

Kalakand
Transfer to square pan and garnish with almonds/pistachios

25 comments:

  1. This is delicious sweet...and here effort is also less compared to the paneer process...loved your version...

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  2. great..delicious!!! with same ingredients I cook in the microwave..yours also very easy...

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  3. What a delicious sweet!! Loved the simple process:-)

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  4. Delicious Kalakand, yes sure is easy with Condensed Milk and Ricotta cheese.

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  5. Drooling...Lip Smacking sweet :)

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  6. Looks so professional- nice work!
    http://sangeethaskitchen.blogspot.com/

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  7. My fav sweet! So mouthwatering!

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  8. Its my fav. looks tempting and delicious. pls pass a piece.

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  9. Liked this easy version...Looks yummy

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  10. Omg, irresistible kalakand, feel like having some..

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  11. oooh YUMMMY!!!!!!This is a fav sweet of ours from our days in Pondicherry - That is an easy recipe and use a similar recipe too.

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  12. Lovely easy version of Kalakhand.Looks delicious.

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  13. wow delicious kalakand.Its my favorite sweet.

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  14. Delicious and mouth watering milk sweet...

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  15. It sure look so well made and easy to make.

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  16. nice kalakand I used make them with khoa and panner.. Liked ur ieda of addign ricoota cheese

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  17. Can feel them melting in my mouth1 :)

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  18. can we use cottage cheese(paneer) as substitute for ricotta cheese?how to half cover
    in oven?pls reply me.i want to try this recipe!!!

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  19. can we use paneer as substitute for ricotta cheese in this method

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