|Alternative names||Mishri-mawa, milk cake, Punjabi kalakand|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Braj, Uttar Pradesh or Alwar, Rajasthan|
|Main ingredients||Milk, ricotta cheese, sugar|
|Variations||Ajmeri kalakand, Alwari kalakand|
Kalakand, or qalaqand or "kalakanu" also known as sandesh (Hindi: क़लाक़न्द) is a popular Indian sweet made out of solidified, sweetened milk and cottage cheese. Kalakand is thought to invented either in Braj region of Uttar Pradesh or in Alwar, Rajasthan, India.
Kalakand is made in Indian subcontinent during different festivals and celebrations such as Holi, Diwali, Navratri and Eid. A huge pan is kept on a flame and large amount of milk is boiled stirring it continuously till it is thickened with sugar and dry fruits.
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