Quick Kalakand (Microwave)

Kalakand is a traditional and delicious dessert which is made of whole milk.  It is like a variation of a barfi but has a grainy texture.  This sweet is usually very common during the festivals like Holi, Diwali etc.   I was given this recipe by one of my mom’s friend, but then I saw it on the internet too. So here is a quick Kalakand made in the microwave.




  • 1 can condensed milk (14oz)
  • 1 ricotta cheese (15 oz)
  • 7-8 green elaichi (cardamom seeds)
  • 12-15 almonds sliced


In a microwave safe bowl, mix riccotta cheese and condensed milk together without any lumps. It will look similar to dosa/pancake batter.

Cook in microwave uncovered for 5 minutes. Then take the bowl out mix well and keep them back in the microwave for 5 more minutes. Then again take them out mix well and keep them in the microwave covered for 3 minutes. Mix them well again.  Now keep the lid half covered, so it doesn’t splatter and also there is enough space to vent the steam from the bowl out. You can use the microwave food cover that has vents.  Now keep microwaving with lid half way covered and every 3 minutes take out mix well and repeat it till they are done.

The texture will be grainy and it will have the solid look.  It took me 3 times which is a total of 9 minutes.  Remove the cardamom seeds and crush them using the mortar & pestle.  Add this to the mixture and mix well.  Prepare a tray by applying a little butter. Transfer the mixture to this prepared tray and flatten them and press them firm.  Sprinkle the sliced almonds or nuts of your choice and lightly press them so that they stick well.


Cover them well and let them set for few hours or refrigerate them for an hour till they are set.  Slice as per the desired shape and enjoy.


If you like the recipe, please comment below after you give it a try and share it on Facebook.  Would like to hear from you. Your comments, likes, dislikes, matters to me. Thank you for stopping by!!


Happy Cooking!!!!


Source: Divya & Show me the Curry






    • Thanks Sonal, very easy for the days when you crave Indian sweets and nothing is available close by…

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