Mango Kalakand 

Mango kalakand.

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.


 

Recipe 


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

 
Method 


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.

Coconut sweet

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Sometimes we don’t want to eat or serve store bought sweets. Everyone prefer home made sweets. Because its more healthy and you make it with love so more yummy too.

This time sharing a delicious and easy to make coconut sweet.
Highly nutritious coconut is packed with vitamins and minerals.

We need only equal quantity of grated coconut, milk and khoya/maws or reduced milk with sugar and little cardamom powder.

Try this very quick and easy to make coconut sweet at home.

I used khoya or mawa in it. Its dried whole milk which I made in home by thickened the milk in an open pan on low flame and stirred occasionally.

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Recipe

Grated coconut  – 1 cup

Khoya or reduced milk  – 1 cup

Milk  – 1 cup

Sugar  – 4 teaspoon full

Cardamom powder  – 1/2 teaspoon

Method

Mix grated coconut and milk in a heavy bottom pan or nonstick pan. Cook on low flame stirring occasionally, till the mixture dried up.

Now add khoya/mawa or reduced milk and sugar. Cook again on low flame stirring continuously till dried up completely.

Switch off the flame. Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Let the mixture cool.
Now grind it to get a smooth texture.

After grinding make small balls. You can roll the balls with your palm and make laddu.

Or give them shape with any mould. I used my sandesh mould.

If you don’t have this use any chocolate mould or give any shape of your choice.

Enjoy the yummy home made coconut sweets.