Sweets are essential for any festival in India. My husband is very fond of sweets and that motivates me to make lots of sweets at home. Indian desserts are very tempting and mouth watering. Be it a scorching summer or a bone clattering winter indian mithai is always too difficult to resist. A sumptuous meal is always incomplete without sweet dish like gulab jamun, kulfi, kalakand or gajar ka halwa . Kalakand is very simple sweet made with paneer or cottage cheese This Kalakand recipe is very simple, Just few ingredients and your sweet is ready within minutes with very less effort.
Milk 2 litres
Alum crushed1/4 teaspoon or 4 tsp curd
Sugar 4 tablespoons
Ghee 1/2 tablespoon
Almonds thinly sliced15-20
Silver warq (optional)
Boil the milk in a large, thick-bottomed kadai till it thickens slightly. Add the alum (phitkari)/ curd to the thickened milk and stir continuously till the milk becomes grainy.
Cook till most of the moisture evaporates and a solid mass remains. Add the sugar and mix well. Cook for five or ten minutes longer till the mixture thickens again. Grease an aluminium tray with ghee.
Pour the milk mixture into the tray and level the surface. Sprinkle the sliced pistachios on top. Leave to set for a few hours in a cool, dry place.
When completely set, decorate with silver varq and cut into squares or diamonds.