Kalakand with the flavour of mango. A sweet flavoured juicy fruit. Mango not only loved for its taste it also has immense health benefits .
Mangoes are well known as the king of all fruits. They fight cancer, alkalize the body, aid in weight loss, regulate diabetes, help digestion, clean your skin, and make the perfect snack.
Kalakand is very popular, traditional and delicious sweet made out of solidified milk, paneer/cottage cheese and sugar. Just like barfi but soft and grainy in texture.
This week we are celebrating 50th anniversary of #Foodiemonday #bloghop. So my bloggers friends decided to make some traditional sweet this time.
My contribution is this super easy and delicious mango kalakand.
You need only few ingredients to make it.
Paneer/cottage cheese – 1 cup crumbled
Khoya or reduced milk – 1/2 cup
Mango – 1
Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon
Sugar – 1/3 cup or to taste
Pistachios for garnishing
Ghee or clarified butter to grease the plate
Peel and remove the seed of the mango. Chop and grind to a smooth paste.
Heat a pan and add the mango paste. When it starts to boil add the sugar. Stir continuously.
When the mango sugar mixture becomes thick add the fresh crumbled paneer/cottage cheese and reduced milk or khoya. Stir and cook until the mixture thickened and leaves the sides. Texture should be grainy.
Taste and adjust the sugar if require. Add cardamom powder. I love the aroma of cardamom with mango. So I have used 1 teaspoon. You can use 1/2 teaspoon, taste and add more if require.
Mix well and switch off the flame.
Grease a plate with little ghee or clarified butter. Pour the mixture over it. Spread and level the mixture with a spoon or your palm.
Garnish with chopped pistachios. Let it cool down.
Cut in square and serve.