Friday, February 3, 2017

Kesar Kalakand/Easy Saffron Ricotta Cheese Milk Burfi

Ricotta cheese, this cheese is definitely a must if you want to try some easy versions of traditional milk based recipes. Trust me ricotta cheese makes excellent milk sweets with less efforts than compared to traditionally prepared milk sweets which calls for few hours of stirring and cooking. Ricotta cheese makes excellent Kalakand aka Milk burfi, it tooks hardly less than 20 minutes. You can prepare this lipsmacking sweets either in microwave oven or else in stove top. And my today's recipe calls for stove top cooking. Obviously you need to stir until the cheese mass comes out of the vessel. Since i want a rich looking milk burfi, i couldnt resist to add a generous pinch of Saffron and trust me this kalakand makes a rich sweet to serve after a meal.

Saffron Milk Burfi, Kesar Kalakand

Am running this week's blogging marathon with Easy Sweet Treats as theme, since this kalakand needs very less time and less ingredients to get ready, am posting this recipe today to stick with theme. Though this kalakand is prepared with ricotta cheese, you wont miss the taste of the traditional kalakand in this cheat version. However, if you get ricotta cheese in your supermarket, dont forget to give a try to this delicious sweets.

Kesar Kalakand, Saffron Kalakand

2cups Ricotta cheese
1cup Milkmaid/sweetened condensed milk
2tbsp Milk powder
1/2tsp Cardamom powder
1tbsp Ghee
1/4tsp Saffron strands
Chopped almonds

Heat the ghee in a heavy bottomed pan, add the ricotta cheese,saffron strands, sweetened condensed milk, milk powder, cardamom powder to the pan.

Heat the mixture in medium flame until the mixture turns thick and gets off from the pan.

Kesar Kalakand, Saffron Kalakand, Kesar Burfi

Transfer the mixture to a greased square pan, sprinkle the chopped almonds on the top. Give a press.

Let it cool completely. Slice the burfi as small squares.

Conserve in an air tightened box.

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Shobha said... Reply To This Comment

Kalakand has come out so well

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

The kalakand sounds so simple , but definitely very delicious . Love the simplicity of the recipe , real good one .

Kalyani said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great priya ! Wanna try this with paneer 😊

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Kalakand surely looks amazing..never tried with Ricotta, must make it..thanks for the idea. In fact I was planning on making ricotta at home, the fine difference surely will help right..

Anonymous said... Reply To This Comment


Approximately how long do you have to stir this mixture?

Priya Suresh said... Reply To This Comment

@Anonymous Mine took less than 15 minutes.

rajani said... Reply To This Comment

I love ricotta cheese based Indian sweets. This is so nice

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Never used ricotta cheese for indian sweets.Bookmarked to try. Looks so yummy and the color is very inviting.

Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Beautifully made burfi. Ricotta cheese is such a great shortcut to make this.

Chef Mireille said... Reply To This Comment

love the soft texture of these

Gayathri Kumar said... Reply To This Comment

I think ricotta makes it very easy. These kalakand slices look super inviting..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Making it with ricotta cheese makes it quick and easy! Love the beautiful color of the kalakand.

preeti garg said... Reply To This Comment

i love kalakand but addition of saffron is new for me.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

That looks totally delicious priya!! never tried ricotta based sweets, need to look for it here or better make it at home!!

Padmajha said... Reply To This Comment

What a beautiful color!! Nice idea to use Ricotta!!