I finally got myself a new microwave oven. After the 7 years old one gave way, we lived without one for nearly 2 months and the live intern was hard! I never thought we were so dependent on that. Hubby dear always complained that I never really used it to the full potential. I told that I have an event running on it and have made so many dishes. Still he wasn’t convinced.
Anyway finally he agreed that a new one was necessary. When it came home, we again had to wait for couple of days for the demo to happen. When it all was done, Athamma was insisting that I make a sweet as the first dish. Since the company has a live demo happening every week, I thought I might attend that to know more about the oven.
It was an interesting session that went on for 2.5 hours with the lady demoing us some four different dishes. Since she anyway made gravy and about 3 different sweet dishes, I decided to make the Kalakand. I strongly regretted not taking my camera with me! I had previously had made thiratai pal in microwave, so I know it comes out great.
The recipe was a breeze and gets done in 4 mins. That quick! And I have a big assignment written already on what different dishes I have to make in it. Well if you have something in mind, tell me know, I will try in microwave.
Get all the ingredients together!
Milk powder – 3/4 cup
Icing sugar - 1/2 cup
Condensed Milk – 200 gms
Cardamom powder a pinch
Clarified Butter – 1 tspMethod to prepare:
You can make paneer at home else buy it from stores. I feel store bought tends to be more hard and sour. Making it home hardly takes time.
In a microwave safe bowl, take paneer, milk power, icing sugar, cardamom powder, mix. Finally add half tin of condensed milk.
Micro for 4 mins and 30 secs. Remove and add 1 tsp of ghee. Mix well and put it back. Micro for 30 secs more.
Remove and pour over a plate. Since there is ghee in the mix, you need not grease the plate.
Sprinkle finely slivered pistas. Let it cool down completely before cutting into small pieces.
If you are in a hurry to eat off, you don’t have to wait for it to cool down. I know the hot kalakand will be very delicious, similar to our palkova.
It takes about 30 -40 mins to cool down to be cut into pieces.
Enjoy every bit of it. Kalakand was extremely sweet and filling, so adjust your sweet as per your taste.
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