Instant Kalakand Recipe -Indian Festive Sweet Recipe

You can resist these freshly made sweet Instant Kalakand. One of the popular Indian dessert,make these Instant Kalakand recipe for your festivities and wow your family and friends.

Jyothi Rajesh
Instant Kalakand Recipe -Indian Festive Sweet Recipe
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Kalakand is a delicious milk fudge cake that is popularly made in India during the festive season. Kalakand is a popular Indian sweet made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage cheese. It is a rich sweet made from concentrated milk called Khoya and homemade Paneer called Chena. This is a quick and instant recipe of Kalakand that you can make for the festivities or any other special occasion in the family.

Serve Kalakand along with other festival recipes like Saffron Pilaf and Churma Ladoo

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Kaju Katli Recipe
  2. Til Chikki Recipe
  3. Besan Oats Ladoo Recipe

Cuisine: Indian
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

50 M


8 Servings


  • 400 grams Condensed Milk
  • 500 grams Paneer (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)
  • Rose water , few drops
  • Ghee , to grease the pan
  • handful Mixed nuts , chopped (optional)

How to make Instant Kalakand Recipe -Indian Festive Sweet Recipe

  1. To begin making the Instant Kalakand, place the paneer and condensed milk in a non stick pan. Place the pan on low heat and cook . We have to keep stirring this mixture until it becomes thick.

  2. Once you notice the kalakand mixture is beginning to turn thick, add the cardamom powder and a few drops of rose water. Keep stirring until you notice the mixture begins to leave the sides of the pan.

  3. Once the kalakand mixture leaves the sides of the pan, turn off the heat.

  4. Grease a square pan with ghee. Add this hot kalakand mixture and spread it evenly with your fingers or with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle some chopped nuts like almonds or pistachios. 

  5. Set the Instant Kalakand and cool completely. Once it cools down, refrigerate the Kalakand for 30 minutes just before cutting them into desired shape.

  6. Once fully set cut them into desired shapes and serve. You can refrigerate the Kalakand for up to 2-3 days. 

  7. Serve Kalakand along with other festival recipes like Saffron Pilaf and Churma Ladoo.