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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.

19 comments:

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

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

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  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?

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

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  5. Thats such a simple yet delicious sweet dish!

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  11. awesome awesome LAV...my hubbys all time fav...love homemade indian sweets anytime...love the addition of yoghurt..totally new to me..thanks for sharing..love u..hugs n tc

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  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.

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

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  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 :)

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  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

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

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