Kalakand – Happy Diwali!

I was thinking… should I post a Diwali recipe or not? These days I'm surrounded with Diwali celebrations, both virtually and in reality.  So, even though it's a festival that we dont celebrate at home, there is no harm in starting something new, right? There wasnt any doubt about what to make, it has to be a sweet. Because, the first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Diwali is the red coloured printed “Mithai  (sweets) Box”. There is one more reason… it was Jose's b'day yesterday and he loves this kinda sweets. So this year we celebrated his b'day with this wonderful sweet instead of a cake.

Now which sweet to make… that took some time because I didn't want to make any complicated and time consuming one. I wanted a simple no fuss recipe and that's how I ended up with this one.

I tasted this the first time, when My friend Simi made this for us. I remember she saying that it's a very simple and quick sweet to make. I called her asking for the recipe, but since it's Diwali time, I got a double dhamaka offer. Yep, she agreed to come to my place and make it with me, thank you Simi! :) We had a great time making this. It's always nice to have somebody in the kitchen to keep you company, especially when you are making something like this… don't you think so?

If you are yet to decide whether to join the celebrations or not, don’t hurry, you’ve time. Yep, this is something, you can make as a last minute thing :)

We, Jose and myself, Wish You a Happy and Safe Diwali!!

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14 thoughts on “Kalakand – Happy Diwali!”

  1. Hi Maria chechi
    Dont know from where to start but really thanks a tonne for all these hearty, simple and awesome recipes you gift us !! I am a zero in cookng and if ever I have got any compliments from anyone and any confidence in my cooking its all because of your recipes!!
    Tried Kalakand and it turned out too good. I have pics but dont know if i can upload here.
    My kalakand was not rigid enough i felt. Is it like that actually? So i couldnt get perfect squares… I couldnt use saffron. Thats the only difference from your recipe. Could tat be the reason ?
    Thanks a lot :)

  2. Tried this also on this weekend…. came out yummy….. you made my sunday :) my son also liked this so much…. Thanks a lot maria chechi for making my cooking fun…

  3. hey i made this last sat..and it was really good (except the shape cos of my round low plate)..esp the sweetness was just right…my husband n friends loved it..thank you!!

  4. Hi Maria.. I tried this recipe for Diwali and it came out really gud.. This is one site from which I can blindly try any recipe. When I thought of making a sweet for Diwali Kalakand, was the first thing that came into my mind.. And it was a great coincidence that You posted the same for diwali.. Thank you so much.. Luv this site.

    • Hi Divya,

      Thanks a lot for such a wonderful compliment. I’m really honoured to know that you trust the recipes posted here so much.

      Glad that you got the recipe on time :) Hope you had a wonderful Diwali!



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