Carrot Kalakand

Healthy and tasty carrot kalakand made with fresh paneer and carrot and topped with crunchy almonds.

I made this carrot kalakand on Janamasthmi along with some other sweets. The freshly prepared homemade chenna makes it a super rich and delicious sweet treat to enjoy at any festival. But again I used the minimal amount of sugar just to bind them together. As always you can add at least 1 cup of sugar to make it a proper sweet dessert.

There was sweetness from carrots and paneer but still, girls didn’t like it as much as they were expecting this kalakand to be sweeter. However, we adults didn’t mind enjoying them as a sweet treat after meals.

The colour is from the orange carrots that we get here but if you would try the kalakand with red carrots the colour would be more beautiful. If you happen to try this sweet do not forget to store them in the refrigerator to keep well.

Here are some more paneer based sweets at my space do have a look.

Kalakand

Sondesh

Rasgulla

Cham Cham

 

Blogging Marathon#80 Week 5/Day 22
Theme– Protein Rich Dishes
Dish-
Carrot Kalakand
Protein Source-
Paneer, Almonds

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Carrot Kalakand
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Healthy and tasty carrot kalakand made with fresh paneer and carrot and topped with crunchy almonds.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 20 Pieces
Author: Sapana Behl
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh chenna/paneer
  • 4 cups carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoon ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup blanched almonds, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a heavy bottom pan add ghee and let it warm.

  2. Add in carrots, paneer and sugar and cook on simmer until it starts thickening.

  3. Continue stirring and cooking until all the moisture from carrots and paneer is absorbed.

  4. Add in cardamom powder and almonds and stir to combine.

  5. Transfer the mixture into a greased square baking tray and press it down into an even layer with the back of the spoon.

  6. Top with more almonds and let in set in the refrigerator.

  7. Once set cut out in equal size squares or desired shape.

  8. Store in airtight container and store the leftovers in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

I used the minimal amount of sugar just to set the kalakand but you can always increase the amount of sugar as per your taste. You may also use condensed milk instead of sugar to set the kalakand.

Enjoy!!

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Sapana Behl


16 comments on “Carrot Kalakand”

  1. kalakand tempts me a lot..Can i grab few pieces 🙂

  2. Love the addition of carrots. I am yet to try kalakand at home. Bookmarking yours Sapana. Great share.

  3. Vaishali says:

    Even I like a little sugar … no no actually frankly quite a bit ! I loved the look of orange carrots in this kalakand and in fact find them delicate and pretty , exotic kinds . Must try soon .

  4. What a beautiful looking kalakand! The addition of carrots make it so delicious. It is tough to feed kids with low sugar sweets, but once in a while sweets are not that bad..

  5. Wow those are looking super sinful!..what a treat..

  6. Absolutely sinful, those carrot kalakand looks astonishing, beautiful sweet.

  7. Sowmya says:

    So beautiful Sapana. Love this less sugar version …the colour looks vibrant. Bookmarking this!

  8. Ruchi says:

    What a great idea to add Carrots in Kalakand. Superb share. Me yet to try kalakand at home. Will surely give this a try

  9. So delicious. I will, of course, add more sugar but I love the colour you have here.

  10. Jayashree says:

    Sapna, this looks delish, kalakand with carrots must be really tasty.

  11. Jagruti says:

    Carrot kalakand sounds delicious, perfect for any celebrations.

  12. What a brilliant idea to add carrot to kalakand. Love the beautiful colour and it looks so tempting.

  13. Avin says:

    Definitely going to try this. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Afroz says:

    OMG!! What deadly combination of kalakand and gajar ka halwa.. both are my favorite

  15. Swati says:

    This is fantastic Sapna , loved it

  16. ruchi indu says:

    Nice lively color of the kalakand. Very inviting.

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