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Recipe: Beetroot Kalakand

By BETHICA DAS
Last updated on: November 10, 2020 17:28 IST
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Beetroot Kalakand

Beetroot kalakand

A healthy version with the goodness of paneer and beetroot.

Ingredients

  • 200 gm paneer, crumbled
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 3 tbsp beetroot puree
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 2-3 tbsp sugar (you can also use brown sugar)
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp pistachios, chopped

Method

  • In a non-stick pan, add all the ingredients (except pistachios) and gently stir on a low flame till the mix starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  • Transfer it to a greased plate and garnish with chopped pistachios.
    Allow it to cool and refrigerate for some time.
  • Cut into desired shapes.
    Garnish as desired with your favourite toppings and enjoy it chilled or at room temperature with your loved ones.

Green Peas Kalakand

Green peas kalakand

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green peas (you can use frozen peas), blended
  • 200 gm paneer
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • 4-5 tbsp powdered sugar or to taste
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • Pinch pf salt
  •  cup milk
  • 1 tsp kewra water
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios
  • 2 tbsp chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp dry rose petals

Method

  • In a non-stick pan, add blended peas and stir fry till dry.
    Keep aside.
  • In the same pan add all the ingredients (except almonds and half of the pistachios) including the green peas.
    Mix and stir on a low flame till it starts to leave the sides of the pan.
  • Transfer to a greased plate and garnish with the chopped almonds, remaining pistachios and dry rose petals.
    Allow it to cool and refrigerate for some time.
    Cut as desired and enjoy at room temperature or chilled. 

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