Kalakand - A Famous Sweet Dish of Alwar

Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage cheese. Famous after its originating place Alwar this is become commonly known as Alwars Kalakand (Milk Cake), which tempts everybody with its rich aeroma.
This sweet is so renowned for its excellent taste that even a street is named in Alwar after this particular dish.
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 To Preparae Kalakand

  • 2 litres milk
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • chopped nuts to decorate (pista, almonds)
  • 1/2 tsp. citric acid dissolved in 1/2 cup water

Preparation Method of Kalakand

  • Boil half the milk. Add the citric solution as it comes to boil.
  • Switch off gas once the chenna (fresh, unripened curd cheese) settles down. Sieve through muslin cloth, press out excess water, take in a plate and press down. Put the remaining milk in a heavy pan and boil to half
  • Add the chenna and boil till the mixture thickens. Stir continuously
  • Add the sugar and continue to cook, stirring all the while till it softly thickens into a lump
  • Sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachios