Kala Kand Recipe

Yummy and Sweet Kalakand Recipe for Kids

Kalakand is a delicious Indian dessert that is usually prepared for festivals and special occasions. It’s soft, moist and has a delicate grainy texture. Traditionally, kalakand is made by cooking down milk over a few hours, but this kalakand recipe is simple and takes less than 15 minutes to make.

The ingredients are simple, and you will find them in your kitchen for sure. All you need are 4 basic ingredients. Now that you can make it at home, this kalakand recipe for kids can round off everyday meals in a delicious way. As it’s a healthy kalakand recipe, it’s packed with energy and healthy fats that your growing child needs.

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Tips on how to make kalakand for kids

  • Mix the paneer and Nestlé Milkmaid in the pan before turning on the gas.
  • Use a heavy-bottomed pan to cook the paneer and milk. If you use a thin base pan, the mixture may stick to the base and it could burn.
  • Use full fat milk to make paneer. Remember that this kalakand recipe tastes best when made with fresh homemade paneer.
  • You can use a little rose water to enhance the flavour of the kalakand.
  • If you’re using store bought paneer, thaw it at room temperature and soften it in water before grating it.

Health benefits of kalakand recipe for kids

  • Paneer provides small amounts of proteins *.
  • Homemade kalakand is healthier than store-bought ones, but should still be consumed in moderation as they contain sugar.

Nutritional info

  • 135.9 mg
    Calcium
  • 0.3 mg
    Iron
  • 0.0 mg
    Vitamin C
  • 5.7 gm
    Total Fat
  • 4.9 gm
    Protein
  • 15.5 gm
    Carbohydrate
  • 155.4 kcal
    Energy
  • 1.5 mcg
    Vitamin A
0.75 Grated Cup(105.0 gm) Paneer
1/4 Cup(86.0 gm) Nestlé Milkmaid
1.0 Chopped Tbsp(8.0 gm) Pista
1.0 Tbsp(9.0 gm) Milk Powder
  • In a pan, add 3/4 cup grated Paneer, 1/4 cup Nestlé Milkmaid and 1 tbsp Milk powder.

  • Stir the ingredients continuously till mixture leaves sides of the pan.

  • Transfer to tin and add 1 tbsp chopped Pista into it.

  • Allow to set and serve fresh.

FAQs-

At what age can children be given kalakand barfi?

Children below 2 years should not be given kalakand as it contains added sugar.

Is it essential to use homemade paneer for this healthy kalakand recipe?

You can make kalakand with store bought paneer as well as homemade paneer. The recipe remains the same in both cases. If the paneer is homemade, it will be healthier though.

How long can you keep kalakand barfi?

When stored in an airtight container, kalakand can be kept at room temperature for up to 2 days. Kalakand can be refrigerated for a week. Remember, the longer it is kept, the harder it will become. Do not try to freeze kalakand.

What else can you use to garnish this kalakand recipe for kids?

Along with the chopped pistachios, you can garnish kalakand with chopped almonds and cashew, saffron and silver foil. Gently press the dry fruits into the kalakand so that it sets as the barfi cools. You can also use rose petals.

How can you make sure the mixture is easy to de-mould?

Use a brush to apply a little ghee on the bottom and sides of the dish the kalakand is being set in. This will make the barfi easy to transfer onto a serving plate.

* The amount of paneer used is 15 gm per serve. Per serve yields about 2.8 gm protein and 78.1 mg calcium, less than the 15% RDA for both 2010 & 2020.