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Kalakand Recipe

Indulge in the timeless tradition of Kalakand, a melt-in-your-mouth Indian sweet that celebrates richness and creamy perfection. Crafted with simple ingredients like milk powder, paneer, elaichi, silver leaf, Nestlé MILKMAID, and love and care, each bite is a masterpiece that offers a delightful symphony of textures and flavours.

About Our Recipe

Our Kalakand recipe puts a delightful spin on the traditional classic, using Nestlé MILKMAID as the secret ingredient. The luscious creaminess of MILKMAID infuses the Kalakand sweet with an irresistible velvety texture and a sweetness that lingers on the palate.

Imagine a square of Kalakand, delicately spiced with cardamom and adorned with nuts and silver leaves. Each mouthful is a perfect balance of richness and lightness, ensuring a blissful melt-in-your-mouth experience.

Nestlé MILKMAID's creaminess binds the ingredients together, creating Kalakand that's both luxurious and light. Its sweet, caramelized notes infuse beautifully with subtle spices and aromatic garnishes, resulting in a dessert that's as visually appealing as it is delicious.

Perfect for any occasion, from festive celebrations to a simple sweet tooth craving, our easy Kalakand recipe is sure to entice your taste buds and leave you wanting more. So, try out our recipe today and watch Nestlé MILKMAID’s lusciousness work its magic, turning your Kalakand sweet into an unforgettable indulgence. 

Craving more such recipes? Take a look at our other delightful sweet recipes made with MILKMAID, such as Gulab Jamun and Rasmalai.

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  • 1 tin Nestlé MILKMAID
  • 2 heaped tbspNestlé Everyday Dairy Whitener
  • 500 gmsPaneer
  • 3-4 Powdered Elaichi
  • 1Silver Leaf

How to make Kalakand

  • Step 1:  Mash paneer coarsely and mix in Everyday Dairy Whitener and Nestlé MILKMAID.
  • Step 2:  Heat the mixture in a thick bottom pan. Cook on medium heat with constant stirring till the mixture becomes thick and starts leaving the sides of the pan.
  • Step 3:  Remove from the fire and spread onto a greased plate. Sprinkle elaichi powder.
  • Step 4:  Top with silver leaf.
  • Step 5:  Cool and cut into squares.


Note:  Good soft Kalakand has some liquid separating from it when spread on the plate. This gets soaked up as it cools.


Tips to Kalakand

  • Choose fresh, high-quality paneer for the Kalakand recipe to get the best texture and flavour.
  • When cooking paneer and condensed milk, use low to medium heat to avoid burning or sticking
  • Be careful not to overcook the Kalakand mixture to prevent it from becoming hard and dry.
  • Aim for a moist yet thick consistency before removing it from the heat.
  • Make sure to add cardamom powder, as mentioned in the Kalakand recipe, for extra flavour before setting the mixture. You can even garnish with chopped nuts like almonds or pistachios for a delightful crunch and richness.
  • Let the Kalakand sweet set naturally at room temperature or in the fridge before cutting it into pieces.

FAQs on Kalakand

1. Are kalakand and milk cake the same?

Kalakand and milk cake are similar Indian sweets, but not quite the same. Kalakand is softer and smoother, while milk cake is grainier and denser. They also differ in colour, as milk cake tends to have a brownish hue, while kalakand is typically white.

2. What does Kalakand taste like?

Kalakand is an Indian fudge that combines the richness of cake with the smooth texture of fudge. It's soft, moist, slightly crumbly, and melts in your mouth, offering a rich, milky sweetness with a hint of cardamom.

3. How long does Kalakand stay fresh?

Kalakand can stay fresh in the fridge for 4 to 5 days when kept in an airtight container. However, for the best taste and texture, enjoy it within the first few days.

4. How long does it take to make Kalakand with Nestlé MILKMAID?

The cooking time can vary depending on the Kalakand recipe and method used. However, with our Kalakand recipe, inclusive of Nestlé MILKMAID, it takes around 10 minutes of preparation time and another 10 minutes of cooking time.

5. Can I use homemade paneer for making Kalakand?

Absolutely! You can use homemade paneer in our Kalakand recipe. In fact, many people prefer making paneer at home as it ensures freshness and allows them to control the texture and quality of the final dessert.

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