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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Avocado Kalakand - A twist to regular kalakand for 1 million page views :)

Erivum Puliyum has crossed 1,000,000 page views recently and I noticed it yesterday !!! A very happy moment to me and I would like to thank each one of you who have been/had been part of this space at some time or the other during this wonderful journey.A big word of thanks who have liked/followed  my page on facebook,pinterest,google plus and twitter account.A note of appreciation to all who have shared this page to their family and friends.Initially(in 2011) when I started this blog,I never was bothered of followers,page views,likes on facebook page and it was a slow pace start though I had been updating the page regularly.This page was never created to show how much I cook but was just to inspire others to learn simple healthy dishes which can be recreated at home with your love and passion and to preserve my tried,tasted recipes.This page is my online diary of recipes that has been open to all who love cooking and wish to learn cooking.I hope the tour was interesting; any valuable suggestions,healthy critique is always welcome.Thank you all once again-readers,friends,followers and my dear family members who have been a big support throughout this travel.



Coming back to today's recipe- Avocado Kalakand.No celebration is complete without sweet and so my visual treat to all is this tempting sweet.Kalakand is a sweet made with milk and is very popular in the sweet shops(halwai)in North India.Though the original recipe is a very tedious process but this is made simpler with paneer or cottage cheese.I added avocado and that was an instant hit at my place.It had a natural sea green color with no obvious taste differences but at the same time I was happy to sneak in avocado in a healthy way.Do give it a try if you like kalakand  and u'll surely enjoy this esp you'll have kids asking for more :)





Ingredients
crumbled paneer 1 cup(click here for homemade paneer) 
avocado pulp 1/2 cup
sugar 1/2 cup
cardamom powder 3/4 tsp or 5 pods
almond sliced 2tbsp/pistachio chopped 2 tbsp
ghee 1tsp

to make home made paneer
milk 1 lit 
lemon juice 2tbsp/ vinegar 1tbsp





Method

If you're making homemade paneer,then use this link here to make paneer.
  •  In a heavy bottomed non stick pan,add the avocado pulp and sugar,heat it.Cook till it starts reducing and becomes thick.
  • Powder the cardamom and chop the almonds/pitachio.Keep aside.
  • Add the crumbled paneer in this and keep stirring till it becomes thick and starts to leave the sides of the pan.Switch off flame and add the cardamom powder,mix well.


  • Grease a plate with ghee and transfer the mixture to the plate.Spread it evenly(dip a spoon in ghee and using the back of the spoon,make it even) in 1 " thickness.
  • Garnish with chopped almonds or pistachios.Press down with the back of the spoon gently.
  • Refrigerate for 2-3 hours until firm.Cut in squares and serve !!


Servings ~12-16 pieces

NOTES
* You can use condensed milk instead of sugar.
* I have used  homemade paneer.You can use store brought cottage cheese/ricotta cheese or paneer for this recipe.
* If you wish to replace avocado with mangoes or any other fruit,go ahead and try with the same quantity measures.

for more sweet recipes,click here.

More recipes using avocado


Try & enjoy !!

  
 Cheers,


29 comments:

Razina Javed said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratulations, that's a huge huge number...

Shweta Agrawal said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow that is some innovation and yes the colour us bang on :-)
First pic is too good....congrats :-)

Marisa G said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Julie, congratulations for your million of visits. You've started your blog the same year as me and you've just doubled my visits. Be happy, your effort and fantastic recipes and work, deserve it.
This avocado recipe is fantastic. The different cultures and countries we come from enrich each other knowledge. I wish to be able to cook one of your recipes if I can find all the ingredients.
A big kiss & hug from Valencia.

Sathya Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

oh mouth watering kalkand ...Def a healthy treat as you say .Visit my blog when you find time julie .

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats on the milestone Julie.. So perfect way to celebrate.. this is totally new to me

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrates and healthy treat

Harini M said... Best Blogger Tips

Congratz Julie,indeed a moment to celebrate,avocados in kalakadnh seems to be a different take,lovely color

Kurinji said... Best Blogger Tips

yum yum yummy and innovative recipe....Congrats on your milestone Juile...keep rocking...

Sony P said... Best Blogger Tips

Sounds inviting......... Tasty and yummy kalakand !!

Shweet Spicess said... Best Blogger Tips

Can u pls pass this on to me? I really want to taste it :)

Jasna Varcakovic said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful colour and great ingredients; congrats on 1000 000!

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow, congrats on the 1 million page views!! :)

Lovely recipe. Thanks for sharing...

indugetscooking

Ree Kasirajh said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats!!!

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

wow... congrats!!! deserve it for your awesome blogging... the kalakand is a perfect way to celebrate... :)

beena stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear . yummy sweet

Archana Potdar said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats! Love the figure and the delicious green and yummy avocado kalakand is a delicious fusion .
great one. Once again wishing you many more milestones.

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Stunning and very attractive Kalakand, congrats and way to go Julie.

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said... Best Blogger Tips

hey ! Julie..lvoe the new look of ur space and wow ! 1 million views !! way to gooo. loved the addition of avacado..very interesting mix :)

Recipe world said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful recipe Julie..and congrats on your milestone!!

nandoos Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

congrats julie, such a wonderful post..

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats dear..the avocado kalakand looks too good..healthy and iinovative..loved the colour ...

Shibi Thomas said... Best Blogger Tips

Congrats on the milestone!! I liked the vibrant green color of the kalakand. Just wondering if the color of the avocado changed or not since it easily changes the color if exposed to air.

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Shibi Thomas There was no obvious color change that I noticed dear :)

Shibi Thomas said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks Julie, I will try this recipe!!

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie, congrats on your million. Wow love the color and recipe of Avocado kalakand.

Sowmya Sundararajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Superb Julie. Never heard of this. Going to try try this

S&Scancook..!! said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks delicious!! have featured it on a blog post on Fusion Indian sweets

Riddhi Shah said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Julie...congratulations on the 1M views... that is definitely a landmark... I had a question- traditionally the kalakand is made with either reducing milk or adding condensed milk... I am assuming since this is a healthy version, you have avoided it... but did this cause any issues in the flavor or texture?

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Riddhi,
Thanks for visiting.. I didn't find any fair change in texture or taste.