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Alternative names Mishri-mawa, milk cake, Punjabi kalakand
Course Dessert
Place of origin India
Region or state Braj, Uttar Pradesh or Alwar, Rajasthan
Main ingredients Milk, ricotta cheese, sugar
Variations Ajmeri kalakand, Alwari kalakand
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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.[1] Kalakand is thought to invented either in Braj region of Uttar Pradesh or in Alwar, Rajasthan, India.[2]

Kalakand[3] 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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  1. ^ Patel, A. A.; Patil, G. R.; Garg, F. C.; Rajorhia, G. S. (1992). "Effect of test conditions on instrumental texture parameters of kalakand". International Dairy Journal 2 (3): 143. doi:10.1016/0958-6946(92)90013-C.  edit
  2. ^ "Dessert For A Desert Town". Tehelka. 24 January 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Bhave, Deepti. "Kalakand". Deepti Bhave. Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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