Cranberry Kalakand

Cranberry Kalakand

    Cranberry Kalakand Recipe

    With Raksha Bandhan round the corner, I was moved by a video by US Cranberries India and thought of creating a traditional Indian Sweet – Kalakand with Cranberries Twist (Cranberry Kalakand Recipe). Cranberries have many benefits and the best is it is good for women with UTI problems.

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    How to make Cranberry Kalakand ?

    Ingredients

    Recipe's secret

    • 1.5 tbs finely chopped dry cranberries.
    • 2 ltr full cream milk.
    • 2 tsp water + 2 tsp vinegar mixed.
    • 1/2 cup sugar.
    • 4-5 cardamom powder (Elaichi powder).
    • Almond and Pistachio for garnishing.

    Methods

    How to make?

    • Take 1.5 tbs Dry cranberries and finely chop them.
    • Take 2 ltr full cream milk of which
      Boil 1 ltr milk in a pan where we constantly stir it.
    • And the the other 1 ltr kept in pot, we will use to make paneer.
    • This milk in pot, boil and then turn off and let it cool down a little.
    • Now gradually, add 2 tsp water mixed with 2 tsp vinegar into milk.
    • You will see paneer forming.
    • Drain out water and keep paneer aside

    Tip: Save paneer water for cooking use as it has many benefits.

    • Wash paneer 2-3 times so that vinegar sourness is completely removed.
    • Now the 1 ltr milk in pan keep boiling at medium flame.
    • As you see milk reduced and becoming thick.
    • Keep removing Malai (Cream) from sides of pan and mixing it back into milk.
    • Now gently mash and add paneer into milk.
    • Add chopped cranberries.
    • Add 1/2 cup sugar (You can take more sugar if you want).
    • Now boil again at medium flame for 15 min as sugar releases water.
    • Add 4-5 cardamom powder.
    • Always add cardamom powder at the end.
    • Total it will take 45 minutes of stirring that will be required.
    • Take a tray or thali, grease with ghee.
    • And spread kalakand mix in the tray.
    • Garnish with almonds, pista and US cranberries.
    • Gently press the dry fruits and cranberries so that it sticks to kalakand and doesn’t come off.
    • Let it come to room temperature.
    • And place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
    • Take out the tray and Cut in squares or rectrangle shapes.
    • Enjoy Cranberries Kalakand.

    Watch Cranberry Kalakand Recipe Video

    Watch YouTube Video here on https://youtu.be/nvE78naROCs.

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