Kalakand or Milk-Cake

On the occasion of Rakshabandhan, which is the festival of joy & emotion. We celebrate Rakhi, the special bond of brother & sister. Since Rakhi is coinciding with Independence Day, which means it is a double celebration. So we made sweet like kalakand. Kalakand is an Indian sweet made out of solidified sweetened milk, it is a rich milk cake or fudge. Kalakand is made by reducing milk, sugar. It is moist, has grainy texture & flavored with cardamom, rose water & saffron.


  • 4 liter Milk(full fat)
  • 500gm Sugar(as per your taste)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice or 1 pinch of Alum
  • 1/2 tsp Green Cardamom powder
  • 7-9 Saffron strands(soaked in hot milk)
  • 1-2 tsp Rose-water(optional)
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 8-10 Almond (finely chopped)
  • 6-8 Pistachios (finely chopped)


  • First, take a heavy-based pan or iron wok then add milk for boiling.
  • When the milk has boiled, reduce the flame to medium.
  • Keep stirring the milk on medium to low flame till the milk reduces by 1/4, it will take approx 35-45 minutes.
  • When the milk starts to get little thick, add alum or lemon juice.
  • Milk will start curdling, so stir continuously on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  • Now add sugar, saffron milk, green cardamom powder & stir them continuously.
  • Once the mixture starts to change its color to light golden & gets thick, add ghee & mix it well & switch off the flame.
  • Take a tray or tin box & grease it with ghee & transfer the mixture with the help of a spatula and press it lightly.
  • Let the mixture sit for 5-6 hour to cool after that cut them into shapes as you desire.
  • Kalakand or milk fudge is ready to serve.

ENJOY!!! 👌

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