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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Microwave Kalakand Recipe

Diwali is Up ahead exactly 10 days from today and am starting with a simple and instant sweet to make for the occasion of colors and light. Diwali reminds me lots of lovely memories from childhood I always loved this festival as we  used get some new clothes to wear and bursting crackers was a great fantasy. Mom always used to make some yummy sweets and savories and our neighbors used to share some south indian delicacies prepared at home . I love this festival for various other reasons as we do a pooja vijayadhasami in south we keep all our books and business equipments in pooja like tamil people do it for vijayadhasami.Ok coming to the sweet I have made this sweet lots of times But this time took a pic to share with you all. I still remember each diwali I make sweets for my neighbors here unfortunately all my neighbors have moved and I will miss sharing part. I shared this kalakand with my H's friends and they instantly gave me a feed back that they loved this delicious kalakand a lot, as usual I was full of smiles :P So coming the recipe its very simple made with in few minutes and so easy to make in microwave 

  Diwali sweets

Indian sweets

  Instant Kalakand

                           Recipe Category
    Preparation time
   Cook Time
10 mins
20 mins

Quick Sweets For Diwali  Ingredients
  Ricotta Cheese – 15 oz
  Condensed Milk – 14 oz
  Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp
  Chopped Pistachios – 5-6 Nos
  Saffron strands- few
  Rose essence few drops (optional)
  Ghee – 2 tsp

  •  In a microwave safe  dish, grease it with ghee.. mix the Ricotta Cheese, saffron and the Condensed Milk well.
  • Mix them well till all the lumps are gone.
Ricotta cheese recipes
  •  Microwave for 10 minutes uncovered by stirring them occasionally in between every 2 mins .
Microwave Indian diwali sweets
  •  Add in the Powdered Cardamom and Rose Syrup/Rose Essence and mix well again.
  •  Sprinkle chopped Pistachios  in a rectangular greased tray press down and flatten the mixture on top .
  •  Cover and allow to set either in the refrigerator for an hour or on the counter-top for a few hours. I made two version with saffron and with out saffron both taste delicious.
  •  Cut into desired shape and serve.
Microwave Indian sweets

Kalakand Recipe

Kalakand Recipe


  1. wow what a great version of sweets

  2. These sweets looks so tasty and perfect. Nicely made and well presented.

  3. I want to have this now.. Looks so tasty.

  4. Dont forget to pack me some, alluring they are.

  5. kalakand looks so beautiful and tempting.

  6. Instant Kalakand looks so so delicious and tempting...nice clicks dear, parcel me some for diwali,ok?! ;)

  7. God... I would really love to have some now... so tempting...

  8. wow looks real tempting ,nice clicks

  9. Hi Manjula, please suggest me an alternative for ricotta cheese. I want to try this sweet. Looks abs delish :)

    1. Hi chitra,

      You can substitute Paneer instead. Grind 1 cup grated paneer with 2-3 tbsp of milk not too long just 2-3 pulse and then use it in place of ricotta cheese.


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