Friday, August 10, 2012

Cow's colostrum Kalakand...a famous Indian sweet

Recipe by Preethi baliga

Kalakand is a famous indian sweet of Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Rasjasthan prepared from milk and milk cheese/Paneer.But here i have used Cow's/bovine colostrum milk to prepare this dish as it is very healthy and good for growing kids.Colostrum is the early milk produced for a few days after delivery. In cows, it's called bovine colostrum. This milk is apparently rich in immunoglobulins which are certain types of protein involved in promoting the immune system and fighting germs. There are other types of compounds in it such as growth factors, nucleosides, etc., that are not found in regular milk.It really boost your immunity.

Prep time: 0
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Yield: 11/2cups
  • 1cup 1st day cow colostrum milk
  • 4 cups 2nd day cow colostrum milk
  • 1cup sugar
  • 1tsp cardamom powder
  • 1tbsp Pistachios( chopped)
  • 1/4tsp Kesar/saffron
Cooking Directions
  1. Mix both 1st and 2nd days milk and pour this in a Sauce pan
  2. Now start boiling the milk and keep on boiling till the water dries up completely.
  3. when the mixture is almost dry add sugar and continue stirring for 10 mins or till its dry and leaves the side of the pan.
  4. Add in Cardamom powder,crushed pistachios and saffron and mix it well.
  5. Now transfer this mixture to a round plate and flatten it with a spoon and let it cool completely .
  6. Cut into desired sized pieces and serve chilled