Kalakand Recipe- Quick Kalakand Recipe

January 3, 2017 Diwali SweetsGokulashtami RecipesHoli RecipesSweets/Desserts  8 comments

Wishing u all a very happy new year!! I always like to begin the new year on a sweet note. This Kalakand is an easy-peasy sweet that can be made in just 15 mins with very simple ingredients. In fact just 2 main ingredients. The traditional method to make Kalakand is quite a long process, but this a quick and shortcut method with condensed milk. I made this for a small get-together at home and it was a super hit. I adapted this recipe from nestle channel and tweaked it a bit. Can the 1st post of the year be without a video?!? Definitely not!! 🙂 Another simple sweet woth condensed milk is 10 Min Palkova.

So here is the video…



Now to the recipe…


Kalakand My Magic Pan

[Preparation Time-5 mins : Cooking Time- 15 mins]

Kalakand Ingredients:

  • Condensed Milk – 1 tin (400 gms)
  • Paneer – 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Crushed pista & almonds – handful


Kalakand My Magic Pan



  • Take condensed milk and paneer in a pan and mix well. Cook it over medium flame. Keep stirring. It will get watery first.

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  • After some time it will start getting thicker. It will start leaving the sides of the pan. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Switch off the flame.

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  • Transfer the Kalakand mixture to a lined or greased tray. Level it with a spatula. Top it with coarsely crushed pista & almonds. Press it gently so that the nuts stick to the mixture. Let it come to room temperature and refrigerate it for 2 hours. Slice it and enjoy!!

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Thats it! Quick Kalakand sweet is ready!!



Kalakand My Magic Pan



  1. I have use homemade paneer. U can use store bought too. If using store bought, grate or crumble it and use. To make paneer at home – take 1 litre of milk and boil it. Add 3-4 tbsp of curd and let it curdle until the whey water separates. Strain it in a strainer or muslin cloth until the whey water drains completely.
  2. Cardamom powder is the hero of this Kalakand sweet. So do not skip it.
  3. Do the entire process in low-medium flame. Keep stirring.
  4. Once the whole mixture starts leaving the sides of the pan, transfer it to a tray. Do not overcook as the sweet is meant to be moist.
  5. If u are unable to slice it, just feel free to enjoy it in the form of a halwa. It tastes the same 🙂
  6. Stays good upto 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
  7. Another secret life hack tip – U can make this sweet when u are left with some curdled milk. 


Kalakand My Magic Pan


– By Sundari Nathan

8 comments to Kalakand Recipe- Quick Kalakand Recipe

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    OH yum. I love a good kalakand, and this one looks super yummy, Sundari. Loved it.

  • Veena Theagarajan  says:

    making sweet so simple is too dangerous and addictive.. yummy and great texture.. Happy new year Sundari

  • Anlet prince - Annslittlecorner  says:

    Kalakandwith condensed milk. This is a real hit

  • sudha  says:

    kalakand looks very inviting……….my favoutire dessert.

  • Sharmila -The Happiefriends Potpourri Corner  says:

    Easy and Yummy Sweet!!

  • Jayashree  says:

    wonderful sweet..yummy

  • snigdha tiya  says:

    lovely its nice and very easy recipes thanks

  • snigdha tiya  says:

    amazing recipes ,easy and wonderful,, thanks

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