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Milk Cake Recipe – Milk Cake Kalakand Recipe

Milk Cake Recipe – Milk Cake Kalakand Recipe

Milk cake is special sweet dish from Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. This can be prepared on any festival. This delectable sweet is prepared with milk, where milk is cooked until it gets dense and grainy in texture. It’s further cooked with sugar and allowed to set for almost 24 hours.

This dish is really satisfying! A treat for all those you love easting sweet. Milk cake which usually takes number of hours and hard work can be prepared easily using this recipe. Follow the step by step instructions and it’s sure that everybody will love it at your home!

Directions

Getting ready:

Cut the lemon into half. Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl.

milk cake

Peel the cardamoms take out seeds and ground to make a coarse or fine powder. Grease a vessel with some ghee.

milk cakeMaking:

Add milk in a heavy bottom vessel and place it on flame for simmering. Simmer the milk on high flame first and when you see a gentle boil, start stirring the milk (it is important to stir the milk constantly else it can stick to the bottom of the vessel).

milk cake

Cook until milk reduces to 1/3 in quantity. When the milk remains 1/3 in quantity reduce the flame. Now add 3 to 4 tsp lemon juice into it and mix well to give it a grainy texture. Leave it as it is for half a minute on low flame. Do not stir the milk at this point

milk cake

After half minute start stirring the milk again constantly and cook until it gets denser in consistency. Keep the flame low. When the milk gets thick and grainy in texture, add sugar and keep stirring constantly. Cook milk till it gets really thick in consistency. When the milk gets thick in consistency, it gets brown and fragrant.

milk cake

When the mixture has becomes very thick then add green cardamom in to the mixture and mix well. The mixture has turned thick in consistency, now it can be set. Turn off the flame now. Transfer the mixture to the vessel and cover it nicely to set.

milk cake

Keep aside the vessel to set the milk cake for complete 24 hours. Later, to separate out the milk cake from the vessel, run a knife all around it. Re-heat the container over the flame for 5 to 6 seconds. With this milk get easily separated from it.

milk cake

Now flip the vessel upside down over a plate and tap on the top to separate out the milk cake. Milk cake is ready, cut it into chunks with any shape or size. The color of milk cake from inside is dark as it stills cooks when kept to set. This makes the color dark inside. Place the milk cake slices on a serving plate.

milk cakeServing:

Serve this mouth drooling milk cake as it is as a dessert and relish eating.

milk cakeSuggestions

  • You are required to stir the milk while simmering it. Stir it really well, by bringing the ladle to the bottom of the vessel so that milk doesn’t stick to the bottom. Make sure the milk doesn’t get brown from the base.
  • Making milk cake needs a lot of patience and plenty of time. Make sure that after adding sugar, you cook the mixture until it gets thick in consistency. Only then the cake will set appropriately. It takes 24 hours for setting the milk cake.
  • With these ingredients you’ll get 800 to 900 grams of milk cake
  • Time – 90 minutes

Milk Cake Recipe - Milk Cake Kalakand Recipe milk cake kalakand
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Milk – 2.5 liter
  • Sugar – 1 cup (250 grams)
  • Ghee – ½ tsp
  • Lemon – 1
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Cut the lemon into half.
  2. Squeeze lemon juice into a bowl.
  3. Peel the cardamoms; take out seeds and ground to make a coarse or fine powder.
  4. Grease a vessel with some ghee.
  5. Add milk in a heavy bottom vessel and place it on flame for simmering.
  6. Simmer the milk on high flame first and when you see a gentle boil, start stirring the milk (it is important to stir the milk constantly else it can stick to the bottom of the vessel).
  7. Cook until milk reduces to ⅓ in quantity. When the milk remains ⅓ in quantity reduce the flame.
  8. Now add 3 to 4 tsp lemon juice into it and mix well to give it a grainy texture.
  9. Leave it as it is for half a minute on low flame. Do not stir the milk at this point
  10. After half minute start stirring the milk again constantly and cook until it gets denser in consistency. Keep the flame low. When the milk gets thick and grainy in texture, add sugar and keep stirring constantly.
  11. Cook milk till it gets really thick in consistency. When the milk gets thick in consistency, it gets brown and fragrant.
  12. Add sugar into the mixture, reduce the flame and stir constantly.
  13. When the mixture has becomes very thick then add green cardamom in to the mixture and mix well.
  14. The mixture has turned thick in consistency, now it can be set. Turn off the flame now. Transfer the mixture to the vessel and cover it nicely to set.
  15. Keep aside the vessel to set the milk cake for complete 24 hours. Later, to separate out the milk cake from the vessel, run a knife all around it.
  16. Re-heat the container over the flame for 5 to 6 seconds. With this milk get easily separated from it.
  17. Now flip the vessel upside down over a plate and tap on the top to separate out the milk cake.
  18. Milk cake is ready, cut it into chunks with any shape or size. The color of milk cake from inside is dark as it stills cooks when kept to set. This makes the color dark inside.
  19. Place the milk cake slices on a serving plate.
  20. Serve this mouth drooling milk cake as it is as a dessert and relish eating.