Microwave Kalakand

Kalakand (1)

A friend of mine suggested I try the recipe for kalakand from Show me the curry.

I tried it and it was simple and tasted so good. Since then, I make it for Diwali. Adding rose essence adds more flavor to the dessert.I grind the nuts to a coarse(almost fine) powder and sprinkle it on the kalakand.


  • Ricotta Cheese – 15oz
  • Condensed Milk – 14oz
  • Rose essence – few drops,use as required
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Almonds – for garnishing
  • Pistachios – for garnishing


  • Mix ricotta cheese and condensed milk in an eight inch glass dish.
  • Use a whisk to mix it until well combined.
  • Microwave the mixture for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from microwave, mix it and let it cook for 3 minutes
  • Stir again. Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Stir and let it cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Stir the mixture and let it cook for 6 minutes.
  • Stir and cook again for 2 minutes.
  • The result will be a crumbly but a bit moist kalakand.
  • Adjust time according to your wish, but in the end the mixture has to crumbly and a bit moist.
  • Stir in rose essence and cardamom and mix well.
  • Spread the kalakand evenly in the dish using a spatula.
  • Grind almonds and pistachios together to a fine or coarse powder and sprinkle it over the kalakand.
  • Press it down gently using a spatula.
  • Let the kalakand cool down and refrigerate it.
  • Cut it into desired shape and serve.

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