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4 May, 2013


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Kalakand made with ricotta cheese


By sujeesha Published: May 4, 2013

  • Yield: 1/4 tray (10 Servings)
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Ready In: 20 mins

I LAAAV Kalakand which is a Bengali sweet which takes Hours to prepare if we follow traditional method. So, I found a shortcut to make it work for my fast-paced life. My version is made with ricotta cheese and is super tasty. Since it can be prepared in about 20 minutes including prep time, I make it quite often to feed my sweet cravings. Here goes my version and I'm sure you are gonna love it!



  1. In a deep microwaveable container (glass or porcelain) combine ricotta cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Add cardamom powder.
  2. Microwave on high for about 15-20 minutes. (cooking time varies from microwave to microwave)
  3. Stir mixture every time it boils up. (roughly every minute)
  4. When mixture turns grainy mix every 40 seconds.
  5. When color changes a lil bit from white, its done.
  6. Spread onto a greased tray (greased with ghee/clarified butter).
  7. Top with crushed pistachios and let cool. Cut into squares.
  8. Once cool refrigerate for about an hour or until serving time. Happy cooking 🙂

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