Friday, January 20, 2012

Mango Kalakand

The year has just begun, with the most important and very traditional festival Pongal and some traditional sweets to go with the festival. Slowly we begin to make and bake sweets for the festivals. I don't tend to make much sweets, only some occasionally. I prepare sweets only for sundar, you know I not a sweet lover. One reason is I'm not fond of sweets and another is its quite time consuming.

This is quite an easy and simple sweet to prepare. I have seen most of them preparing the Kalakand. So I wanted to attempt it this time. They are some what similar to Palkova. I have always said sweet is not my favorite, but when it comes to Palkova I do not feel that way.

It is just the ease to prepare the sweet made me to prepare the sweet. Just 10 mins, and you have the sweet done. Of course, you require some ingredients, specially in you pantry as part of this recipe.  And you can alter the flavors to suit your family. Plain Kalakand, Mango flavored, Kesar Flavored, rosewater flavored, Gulgand Flavored etc.

Mango Kalakand
(Print this Recipe)

You need

1 cup - Ricotta cheese
1 cup - Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup - Mango puree
a few strands of Saffron (soaked in warm milk)
a pinch of Cardamom powder
Ghee or butter to grease the bowl

Take a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave it in high for 5 minutes. Take the bowl out, give a stir and microwave again for 5 minutes. Repeat taking the bowl out and stirring and microwave again, but now in 2 mins intervals. Sometimes, it is required to microwave every 1 min interval. It all depends on your microwave. Continue until the mixture is no more a liquid and has attained a steady consistency. Take care not to burn.

Now, take the bowl out and spread the mixture in a square tray and let it cool. Cut and enjoy!!


  1. Drooling here dear !! very tempting kalakand !!

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  2. Looks so mouthwatering, love kalakand, with mango flavor yum..

  3. U have made it perfectly..bookmarked


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