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Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Instant Gratification: Therutti Pal/ Kalakand

Sometimes I need a sugar fix… after a bad day with barking dogs, bosses, etc. I just to dive head first into a pool of sugar and forget my worries. Yes, I know Oprah would say I need help and would recommend a million books from her book club but still…

Here’s one of my dirty little secrets to instant Indian Mithai

Therutti Pal/ Kalakand

What You Need:
Condensed Milk – 1 tin
Yogurt – 2 tablespoons

Getting Down to Business:
Pour milk in a bowl. Cook full 3 minutes. Stir once every minute. Add beaten yogurt, cook 2 more minutes, stirring once after 1 minute. Allow to stand 5 minutes.
Saffron strands soaked in a teaspoon or two of warm milk or powdered cardamom can be added at the end.
If you wish, add 3/4th cup of cashew or desiccated coconut or a mixture of both to the mixture and shape like pedas. (I added powdered pistachios) Decorate as desired.

Notes for Kalakand:
If need be, microwave the mixture further, going at 30 second intervals till you get the consistency you desire.

*Do not use sour yogurt, as that sourness would reflect in the taste of your peda.


  1. Kalakand in microwave looks a quick solution to enjoy the sweet without much effort
    Hamaree Rasoi

  2. very simple and delicious dessert. i make the same.. very easy and taste so good..

  3. Wow - so simple but can see how this is a comfort food. What food doesn't taste good with the addition of condensed milk?

  4. I've made something similar before! Using paneer!!
    I shall try your way too!

  5. Thats such a simple yet delicious sweet dish!

  6. Ohhh how I love sweetened condensed!!!!!!!!!

  7. wow, that sounds new and lovely. Never ever heard about adding yogurt to kalakand. Will surely try :)

  8. This sounds a real comfort food. You got me right there "condensed milk" love them.
    LOL, Ophrah will say you need help and will recommend millions of books from her book club.

  9. looks hubbys fav ..
    addition of yogurt sounds new to me..will give it a shot :)

  10. Wow, this looks yummy. I can imagine why it is comfort food for you.

    I want to thank you for voting for me last month. I so appreciate your support!

  11. awesome awesome hubbys all time homemade indian sweets the addition of yoghurt..totally new to me..thanks for u..hugs n tc

  12. Hey folks! I'm glad that the condensed milk triggered off much happiness in all of you! :D Thanks for coming by and leaving your comments.

  13. Armed with that easy recipe, we are all doomed to gain 100 pounds. What a great quick treat.

  14. I could eat condensed milk straight from the can. With a spoon. Or just poured straight into my mouth. Using it in an actual recipe may teach me some restaint :)

  15. @ Kristen - I totally am with you… condensed milk and easy should be illegal!

    @ Azmina - Lol! Thats so true.. I always save some condensed milk for the 'cook' when I cooking… well deserved I think :D

  16. wow.. it looks delicious :D Yummm

  17. @ The Kitchen Affaire - Thank you! Anything with condensed milk is always a good thing!