Firstly I would like to wish all my readers and blogger friends from all across the world a Happy, vibrant and colorful Holi. In order to celebrate this festival of colors, I would like to present a very popular North Indian sweet called Kalakand which is loved by everyone for its soft and melt in mouth texture. For those who have not tasted this sweet , the key ingredient of this sweet is milk and sugar, but here I have posted milkmade version as I find it quick and have to spend less time in the kitchen.
So, once you have started playing Holi keep on popping in few pieces of kalakand in between to energize yourself and apply colors to each and every near and dear ones. Play a safe Holi with Eco-friendly colours !!!
1 tin Milkmaid
1 cup Milk
Pinch of Phitkiri (Alum)
1 tbsp Sour curd
1 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
Chopped nuts to decorate (almonds and pista)
Silver foil (optional)
Boil milk in a heavy pan and stir continuously on medium flame till it is half. Add a pinch of phitkiri and sour curd. This will help in crystallization, keep stirring till the extra water dries up. Add milkmaid, sugar and keep stirring the mixture till the mixtures becomes semi dry and leaves the edges of pan. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Turn off the heat and immediately spread the mixture in a greased tray. Sprinkle nuts on top and with the back of flat spatula slightly press it against the kalakand. Let it cool, then cut into squares. To set these properly you can store the pieces in an air tight box and keep inside the fridge for later use.