Kalakand is a creamy, mouth-melting sweet which has a soft and grainy texture and requires no special occasion for preparation. The flavor of cardamom powder/Rosewater gives Kalakand a heavenly taste and fragrance.


Kalakand Ingredients-

  • Full cream milk -1ltr.
  • Powdered sugar -150gm
  • Grated paneer -200 gm
  • Green cardamom powder-2tbsp
  • Chopped Pista & badam -2tbsp for garnish
  • Ghee-1tsp for greasing the pan


  • Boil the milk in a thick bottomed pan till it reduces and is thick in texture.
  • Add sugar powder, green cardamom powder and keep stirring till the milk thickens and reduces to 1/3rd.
  • Add grated paneer and mix it well, keep stirring continuously till most of the moisture evaporates and solid mass remains. Stirring is important for Kalakand texture
  • Grease an aluminum tray or any thali with ghee.
  • Pour the mixture into the tray and level the surface. Sprinkle the chopped nuts evenly and let it sit for few hours (1-2 hrs.).
  • When completely set, cut it in squares and enjoy the mouth melting mithai.

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