Kalakand is a famous indian sweet which are made for any festivals or occasion . Traditionally they use fresh paneer , milk and sugar and are made by heating them together in a wide pan, But today we are going to see the microwave version of it . They are made so quick with simple ingredients.
I just made plain microwave kalakand for an event and thought of making innovation in that recipe . As you all know am a great fan of chocolate in any form i thought of making chocolate kalakand and turned out really yummy . This is an easy and quick way to make kalakand . I dedicate this recipe to my cute lil daughter for this valentines day . Valentines day is a day not only for lovers/ married ppl but also for are loved ones like i love my daughter a lot i wish you all have fun and enjoy love with your loved once :) ... Okay now coming to the recipe ... Let look for the quick and easy Ingredients and method to make these kalakand
All set to surprise my daughter with this cute valentine card and treats for her :)
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1 container (15 oz) ricotta cheese
1 tbsp Cocoa pd
Ghee 1 tsp + for greasing
Vanilla essence few drops
About 2 tbsp pistachios
Vrak /silver leaves for garnish
In a large greased bowl empty out the can of condensed milk. Add ricotta cheese little by little and mix well with a whisk.
Microwave (uncovered) as totally for 10 mins stirring them occasionally after every 5 min. Now mix cocoa pd and microwave for last 5 mins.The time may vary depending on your microwave and the type of container you use.
The reason you keep stirring in between is that the sides can get burnt because of uneven heating in the microwave. Specially towards the end, stir every minute. The mixture should appear dry, but still have some moisture.
After removing from the microwave, Add vanilla essence, mix well and spread the mixture across a greased dish. With the back of a spatula, press it down. Allow to cool for atleast half an hour. Cut into squares / rectangles/ diamonds. Leave aside for another 30 to 50 mts, till it sets well. Remove, transfer to a container and refrigerate.Before serving, sprinkle chopped nuts on top. Tastes great without nuts too! For garnish you can also use vrak.
To give them a festive look i gave them heart shape by just triming a square shaped kalakand :)
Happy valentines day to all my readers !!! :)
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