2013 m. sausio 5 d., šeštadienis

Kalakand - Indiškas Pieno Desertas/ Kalakand - Indian Milk Dessert

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Man šventės baigiasi, kai Kalėdinė eglutė nurengiama, sudedama į jos ‚sarkofagą‘ ir uždaroma spintoje iki kitų Kalėdų. Nežinau kodėl, bet visada ta nupuošimo ceremonija kažkokia liūdna, čia jau ir šokoladas nelabai padeda, reiktų kažko tikriausiai stipresnio.

Dar vienas indiškas desertas,kuris su Kalėdine eglute niekuo nesusijęs. Indiškų saldumynų ‚eksperto‘ nuomone šis pieniškas kalakand buvo labai skanus, visai toks kaip gaminamas Indijoje. Na belieka patikėti, o geras įvertinimas paprastai reiškia, kad man deserto bus palikta nedaug.


Vienetai: 15

Produktai:

1 skardinė tirštinto nesaldinto pieno
1,5 stiklinės rikotos
0,75 stiklinės pieno miltelių
0,75 stiklinės cukraus
2 v.š. tirpinto sviesto (arba ghee)+ ištepti indui
0,5 a.š. malto kardamono
3 v.š. smulkintų pistacijų riešutų (neturėjau tai pakeičiau migdolų drožlėmis)


Gaminimo procesas:

Tirštintą pieną ir rikotą sudėti į storasienį puodą ir maišant užvirti, sumažinti ugnį. Virti ant nedidelės ugnies apie 20 minučių, dažnai pamaišant, kol masė pastebimai patirštės.

Sudėti pieno miltelius, cukrų, išmaišyti ir toliau virti, kol masė labai sutirštės (apie 20 – 30 minučių). Nors aš viriau apie 45 minutes, rezultate desertas buvo gana minkštas, todėl, jei norite labiau į saldainių masę panašas ir pjaustomo deserto reikėtų pavirti ilgiau.

Įmaišyti sviestą ir pavirti dar 3-4 minutes. Į riebalais išteptą indą supilti gautą masę, ant viršaus pabarstyti kardamonu ir pistacijomis. Leisti atvėsti, tada palikti saldytuve sukietėti, kad būtų galima supjaustyti.



For me holidays are over when the Christmas tree is undressed, then naked placed in ‘sarcophagus' and hidden in the closet until next Christmas. I do not know why, but that ceremony is always sad and even chocolate does not help, maybe something stronger would.

Here is another Indian dessert, that actually has nothing in common with Christmas Tree. In my ‘expert’s' for Indian sweets, opinion, this milk fudge- kalakand was very tasty, just the way you can get them in India. Well I just have to believe and usually a good rating means that I will get only very little bit of it.

Makes: 15 servings

Products:

1 can evaporated milk
1.5 cups ricotta cheese
0.75 cup milk powder
0.75 cup sugar
2 tbsp melted butter (or ghee) + for greasing the dish
0.5 tsp ground cardamom
3 tbsp chopped pistachio nuts (did not have it so used almonds)


Method:

Place evaporated milk and ricotta in a thick-bottomed pan and mixing bring to a boil then, reduce the heat. Cook on low heat for about 20 minutes, mixing often, until the mixture becomes fudgy and thickens visibly.

Add the milk powder, sugar, mix and continue cooking until the mixture is very thick (about 20-30 minutes). I simmered for about 45 minutes, but the dessert was still bit soft, so if you want more fudge like kalakand simmer longer.

Mix in butter and simmer for another 3-4 minutes. Pour the mixture into greased dish, sprinkle cardamom and pistachios on top. Allow it to cool, then leave the fridge to harden, so you would be able to cut it before serving.

26 komentarai:

  1. Hi Medeja, happy new year! It's been a long time since I've visited your blog, so glad I did. What a lovely recipe for kalakand...one of my favorite Indian desserts!

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. Hi! Happy New Year! It's been a long time..
      Many Indian desserts are my favorite.. I wish all of them were as easy to make as this one :)

      Panaikinti
  2. now, I am sooo in love with this dessert, I think I will be dreaming about it :)

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. It tastes really lovely :) If you like ricotta you should definitely try it :)

      Panaikinti
  3. I know exactly what you mean! We're taking down our Christmas tree tomorrow, and it's always a sad affair for me. I'll miss all the beautiful lights outside as well. I've never heard of this dessert, but it sounds really good!

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. I guess we will just have to wait for another year to see our Christmas trees again :)
      This is milk dessert, like a soft fudge :)

      Panaikinti
  4. Medeja! You're my hero. I love this dessert, I never liked the store bought but homemade ones are out of this world. I'd have a big mug of black coffee with a big slice of Kalakand :)

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. I tried kalakand from the store and I wasn't impressed, but I was curious to try this recipe and made it at home..and it was so good! I would definitely share a slice with you :)

      Panaikinti
  5. Cute little kalakand... Looks so yum. Happy new year to ur family.

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. Thank you, Maha! I also wish you and you family Happy New Year!

      Panaikinti
  6. looks great I need to try more Indian desserts

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. Some of them are really easy to make and taste great, like this one :)

      Panaikinti
  7. I love Kalakand. looks sooo tempting.

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
  8. Hi Medeja,

    This dessert is fantastic. I'm thinking that this might be nice having it either as chilled or warmed :D Chilled will be good for our current hot hot summer :D

    Happy 2013 to you and your family.

    Zoe

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. Thanks, Zoe. Chilled it is harder, so easier to cut and has some shape :)

      And I wish you and your family Very Happy 2013!

      Panaikinti
  9. Atsakymai
    1. Thanks, for the recipe :) I just had to try it :)

      Panaikinti
  10. Ooh, yum! This looks great! I have never made an Indian dessert before

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
  11. I love Indian sweets. I wonder if I can make it fat free-))

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
  12. The end of the holiday season is always a bit of a let down. This treat has to help you feel better. :)

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
  13. Indian cuisine is so interesting...Would love to try it out!

    AtsakytiPanaikinti
    Atsakymai
    1. I have to admit Indian sweets are sometimes bit unusual, but they really taste great.

      Panaikinti

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