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Most Popular Indian Desert "Kalakand"

Updated on November 23, 2013
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She loves Food,She Loves to eat and Loves to share her recipes also...Mostly Indian recipes...Welcome to Mousumi's Kitchen....

Kalakand is a very popular Indian sweet specially among Bangali and Rajasthani.It is definite item in each and every sweet shops of Kolkata City (India).It is good for health and diabetics patience also.

Cook Time

Prep time: 35 min
Cook time: 50 min
Ready in: 1 hour 25 min
Yields: Serve 7 people (5 piece each)


  • 200gm Paneer(cottage cheese)
  • 1 ltr Milk
  • 50gm Maida Flour ( all purpose flour)
  • 4-5 green cardamom seeds, powdered
  • 100gm Sugar, Powdered
  • 4-5 Kaju/Almond, Broken
  • Saffron

There are two steps to make Kalakand

a) Making of Khoa ( similar to ricotta cheese, but lower in moisture and made from whole milk instead of whey )

b) Add other ingredients to Khoa for final process.


  1. Step 1 : Making of Khoa : A concentration of milk to one-fifth volume is normal in the production of khoa. So take 1 ltr of milk to make 200gm khoa.
  2. Putting milk in karahi and placing over a medium fire (to avoid boiling and minimize scorching) for some times.
  3. When it become thick like cheese, it is ready.
  4. Step 2: Mix the khoa with paneer,ardamom pods powder and powdered sugar properly to make a smooth mixture.Cool for 5 mins.
  5. Add maida flour to the mixture well and again cool for 5 mins.
  6. Place the mixture in a spread flat dish and spread equally with same thick level.Cool for 20-25 mins.
  7. Now cut in a small square pieces (shown in the above pictures ).
  8. Garnish the kalakand with saffron and kaju pieces
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      M K Paul 3 years ago from India

      Thanks :)

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Just love Kalakand.

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      M K Paul 3 years ago from India

      Karthryn this is a indian desert, it's healthy n delicious.U can prepare it at ur home easily....Thanks for ur view

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      Kathryn 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      I have never had any dessert like this, but it looks very interesting!

      Thanks for sharing this recipe with us, and the photo.

      Have a great day.

      ~ Kathryn

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      M K Paul 3 years ago from India

      Thanks eliza...I have visited ur site..It awesome and very helpful for me n future time..Happy to follow you too

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      eliza lincy 3 years ago

      love this kalakand. happy to follow u. if u get time visit my space too.

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      M K Paul 4 years ago from India

      It's a very popular among Bengali also..I love it..My mom-n-law taught me to cook the desert

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      srsddn 4 years ago from Dehra Dun, India

      Mousumi, Kalakand has remained a favourite for me for many years. Many still prefer it over Burphi. Thanks for reminding me about its ingredients. Voted up.

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      you are most welcome

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      kerlynb 5 years ago from Philippines, Southeast Asia, Earth ^_^

      I've never tried making an India dessert and I think it's about time I do! Thanks for this easy-to-follow recipe. Voting it up and useful!

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      You are welcome :)

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      ideasinked 5 years ago from Mumbai, India.

      I love this sweet so much! I'm going to share it with my mom and ask her to make it for me soon. She cooks delicious food.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      Thanks shiningirisheyes

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      I have tasted this at my sisters boyfriends mothers house - whew - that was long.

      It was delicious.

      Great choice on an original recipe.

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      Try this recipe..Its easy to make

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I love Kalakand, but I did not know how it was made. I hope someone will make this sweetmeat for me.