Happy Rakshabandan to all. Last year, I was in India & enjoyed the festival with my brothers & cousins. My son was happy that he got 2 rakhis from his two cousin sisters. This year too, I got 2 rakhis for him & tied him on behalf of his sisters. He was all excited & asked me, if rakshabandan is his birth day!! I had to explain him that Rakshabandan is brother-sister day :)
To celebrate the festival, I made a quicker version of kalakand. This gets done in around 20 mins.
Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 20-25 mins
Cooling time: About an hour.Ingredients: (Makes around 12 pieces)Soft paneer/Ricotta cheese: 3/4th cupCondensed milk: 3/4th cupCrushed almonds or pistachios: 2 tbsp
Method:Grease a plate & keep it aside.Pour the condensed milk & paneer to a thick bottomed non-stick pan.
Keep stirring the mixture on a low-medium heat. The mixture will first become thin.
Keep stirring continuously until the mixture leaves the edges of the pan & forms a ball.
Scoop the mixture to the greased plate & spread the mixture evenly.Let it cool for 10 mins.Sprinkle the crushed almonds all over the mixture & let it cool completely. (You could refrigerate it for 30 mins)Cut them into desired shape & enjoy it with your loved ones.