- Khalakand is one of the famous indian sweet prepared with two ingredients sugar and milk.
-It is easy to make and tastes extremely scrumptious with soft grainy texture.
-Adding choclate gives more flavour and melts in mouth.
half a cup of sugar
cocoa/ 50g choclate or choclate pudding powder
nuts and raisins
Step 1: Preparation of Indian Cottage Cheese Paneer:
-Indian cottage cheese or paneer is main ingredient for khalakand.
-let`s see its preparation which is very easy.
-Take about 500 ml milk in a bowl and bring to boil. When milk starts boiling add lemon juice.
-Milk starts curdling and you can see yellowish liquid whey.
Step 2: Whey Seperation:
-Take a strainer and cheese cloth.Pour the curdling in to cheese cloth.
-Drain little water and wash so that you get rid of lime smell.
-squeeze and tie the cloth tightly and hang on the tap so that excess water starts dripping down.
-After some time remove the cloth and take the crumbled paneer.
-we need crumbled paneer and not thick cubes so we are not proceeding for further steps to get paneer cubes.
-We proceed further steps with this crumbled paneer.
Step 3: Preparation of Thick Condensed Milk:
-Take another 250ml milk in a wide vessel.
-Reduce the flame and milk should be boiled until it is reduced to half.it takes about 20 mins.
-once milk quantity is reduced dissolve cocoa in little milk and add to this.
-If your using choclate you can melt it directly by adding in milk.
(you can also use directly store bought condensed milk and mix paneer and cacoa )
Step 4: Adding Crumbled Panner:
-Next important step is to add crumbled panner . Mix properly .
-Add sugar,cardamom powder and raisins.
-Keep it in reduced flame until it forms like a paste or else their are chances for base to burn if flame is high.
Step 5: Final Step:
-Transfer the prepared khalakand on to baking sheet.
-Allow to set for 20 minutes. cut in to slices.
-Garnish with nuts and raisins and enjoy.