Ajmeri Kalakand – Delectable Sweet Recipe

Ajmeri Kalakand – Delectable Sweet Recipe

Ajmeri Kalakand

Kalakand is a popular sweet in the Indian Sub - Continent. It is prepared from solid milk products, like cottage cheese or khowa, mixed in a sugar syrup. The original preparation of Kalakand finds its  origin in Alwar, Rajasthan. The preparation we have for you today, is a slight variation to the original recipe, wherein the solidified milk is fried in clarified butter, into a brown shade. This variation originates in Ajmer in Rajasthan, and is so named. Read ahead for the complete recipe.

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Ajmeri Kalakand – Recipe

Ingredients Required

  • 250 grams of sugar free khowa
  • 2 tablespoon full of clarified butter
  • 100 grams of granulated sugar
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • Water
  • Half cup of Almond and pistachios, thin sliced

Procedure of Preparation

  • Heat the clarified butter in a frying pan, over a medium flame.
  • Once the clarified butter has melted, add the khowa while breaking it into small pieces.
  • Constantly stir to prevent the ingredients from burning. You will want them to get a rich brown color for preparing Ajmeri Kalakand.
  • Add the water and sugar in a separate vessel. Heat over a medium flame with constant stirring to prepare the sugar syrup. The sugar should be of single line consistency.
  • Add the sugar syrup to the khowa mix, and mix thoroughly.
  • Once the desired color and texture is obtained, mix in the chopped nuts.
  • Transfer the mix onto a greased plate, and allow it to cool down.
  • Cut the Ajmeri Kalakand into shapes of your choice, and garnish with chopped nutes.

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