Kalakand (Mishri Mawa) - Desert from Alwar, Rajasthan

Kalakand (Mishri Mawa) - Desert from Alwar, Rajasthan

What is Kalakand?

Kalakand is one of the most popular sweet traditional Indian sweet from Rajasthan.

Famous after it’s originating place ‘Alwar’ this is become commonly known as Alwar´s Kalakand (Milk Cake),  which tempts everybody with its rich aroma.

This sweet is so renowned for its excellent taste that even a street is named in Alwar after this particular dish.

In old days, name of a good sweet shop in India depended upon how good their Kalakand was.

In modern times, so many new sweets have come up that the new generation of young Indians is often unfamiliar with it.

Milkcake of Alwar is not only very famous in India but is also exported from the country. This easy dessert recipe requires few ingredients and once made this sweet can be enjoyed for weeks.

Ingredients required to make Kalakand

1. Whole milk -1 liter
2. Home made paneer – 500 gm
3. Sugar / Splenda sugar free – ½ cup
4. Chopped nuts – ½ cup ( Almonds, Pistachio )
5. Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
6. Butter / ghee for greasing

How to make Kalakand ?

step 1. Turn on the stove and boil milk in a heavy bottomed vessel. Meanwhile, mash paneer with your hand. When milk comes to a boil add mashed paneer and keep stirring. Reduce the heat to medium and stir till liquid evaporates and the mixture thickens.

step 2. Add sugar /Splenda sugar free & cardamom powder in this mixture and mix well. Keep stirring till excess liquid evaporates. Now it should look like semi-solid mixture. Remove this mixture from heat.

step 3.  Take a plate/tray and grease with butter/ghee and spread all chopped nuts. Now spread this hot semi-solid mixture in the greased plate/tray. Let it cool for 2-3 hr. Cut into burfi or desired shape and serve this Kalakand as dessert.

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