200 grams paneer
150 ml sweetened condensed milk(I used Nestle)
2 tablespoons kesar badam mix(home made or store bought)
1/2 cup pre boiled milk
2 teaspoons sugar
A fistful of pistachios and whole almonds.
1.First lets prepare caramelized nuts.Heat a kadai and dry roast the nuts till a nice aroma comes out.Take care not to burn them.Now keep the flame in low and add the sugar,keep stirring till the sugar starts to melt (Do not let the sugar melt completely,that will turn the nuts soggy).Remove from flame and crush well using mortar and pestle.Keep aside
2.Take the paneer and crumble it well.Do not mash or blend just crumble well.
3.Take milk,condensed milk,crumbled paneer,kesar badam mix in a non stick pan and mix well.
4.Heat the pan in low flame a and start stirring.Stir till the mixtiure thickens and leaves the wall of the kadai
5.Pour the mixture in a greased tin and level using the back of a spatula.Top with caramalized nuts and spread evenly.
6.Allow to set,cool till room temperature and cut into squares.Keep refrigerated
1.You can use home made or store bought paneer
2.The grainy texture is very important for kalakand,just crumble the paneer so not mash
3.I used milk as I did not have milk powder as mentioned in recipe
4.You can use any flavoring of your choice instead of kesar-bada.
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