Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Choco Khoya Kalakhand | Ready in 20 minutes! - my 100th :)


Though I do not have much of a sweet tooth, simple sweets delight me! The ones that are mild on flavours and are light on the tummy. By simple sweets I actually meant flavourwise but if they happen to be easy to make as well... what more to ask for! :) Here is my latest find of an amazingly simple recipe which would make you read the recipe twice to beleive it needs just 20 minutes to put together! :D

  
Nags had posted this beautiful recipe on her blog a few months back and it had instantly caught my attention. They look so elegant and professional.

Now, when my dear 'Nan's yum-yums!' has reached a century... I felt this delightful dessert is perfect for a sweet celebration! :) Yay!! :) Happy 100 to you! :D 
...oh, and the hubby thought these were store bought ! :D double yay! :)



Ingredients

Khoya - 1 heaped cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Milk - 3-4 tbsp
Cocoa Powder - 1 tbsp
Pistachio - 1/4 cup, flaked


Method



  • Crumble the khoya and heat it in a dry pan for a minute.


  • Add in the sugar and combine the two together. In about 4-5 minutes, you would notice the mixture getting sticky and forming into a ball.

  • Meanwhile, quickly combine together the milk and cocoa powder and ensure there aren't any lumps. Keep aside.
  • No, coming back to the stove, split the combined sugar-khoya mixture into half and transfer one half into a greased vessel (Make sure it is slightly greased with ghee.).


  • Gently but quickly flatten the mixture to a thickness of about an inch. Remember you still have half the mixture on the stove which shouldn't be left unattended for too long!



  • Now, add in the cocoa-milk mixture to the remaining half of the sugar-khoya mixture on the stove and combine well.


  • After another minute, transfer this onto the prepared dish that contains the first half of the mixture such that the cocoa-khoya mixture sits neatly over the plain khoya mixture.


  • Toss in some pistachio flakes on top and gently pat it down.


  • Allow this preparation to set in the fridge for an hour before you cut them into pieces.

    This tastes divine warm and fresh, so you could munch on a teeny bit before setting them in the fridge :P

  • After an hour, carefully slice them into pieces and warm them just a little bit before serving. Serve them with a smile and be ready for those compliments! :) 



They store well in the fridge for up to a 4-5 days. But hey, you really think its gonna sit around for that long? :P Try it and let me know! :D

41 comments:

  1. Perfect Nandita..The color and flavor all seems fine.
    Btw,I think I have seen your poem in one of the recent Womens era... nice..Cheers !

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    1. Gee... am pleased to know u read my poem on Women's Era :) Thanks for letting me know :) :)

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  2. really delicious nandita.check my blog if you have time.an event is going on in my space.

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  3. choco khoya kalakand looks delicious and inviting...

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  4. Congrats on your 100th post and may you achieve many more.

    Very tempting and yummy it looks.

    First time here. YOu have a beautiful space.

    Following you!!


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    1. Hello Latha... thanks for stopping by and thanks for the wishes :) Will definitely chk out ur spae too :)

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    1. huh forgot to wish u dear... sorry... Congrats for ur 100th post... keep happy blogging...

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  6. wow Nanditha what a perfect sweet for the perfect occasion congrats on the century :) its time to celebrate... happy for you girl!!!

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    1. Weeee.. thanks for joining the celebration :D

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  7. congrats for ur 100th post dear...keep rock:) its new to me goona try this...

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    1. Oh definitely do... its super easy and yum! :)

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  8. congrats dear.. nice treat :)

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  9. Hearty Congratulations on reaching a milestone dear!! So in love with the kalakand..such a quick recipe.

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    1. Oh yes... i was amazed by how easy it is.. had to give it a try and loved it! :) thanks Amrita :)

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  10. Wow a delicious n tempting sweet...

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  11. Kalakhand looks very tasty, perfect as in sweet shops :)
    Congrats on reaching the milestone.

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    1. Thanks Spandana :) Hubby really thought they were shop bought :D

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  12. Nice recipe with quick way of cooking.

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  13. wooo hoooooo...........congrats babe!...wishing u many more posts to come!....lovely pics! :)they DO look like the store bought ones!

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  14. Congrats on your 100th! So fascinated with these delight ;)

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  15. I updated this in my FB page with a link back to your site too. Thanks again for sharing.

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  16. Looks great! Love it.. Congrats on your 100th post!
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  17. Wow dear congrats on your 100th post :) Way to go gal :) All the best..Wish you many more successful days..:) And super delicious kalakhand dear :)
    Tandoori Chicken / Christmas Meal - Guest post from Priya

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  18. Looks perfect and mouth watering and congrats on your 100th post!

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  19. Congrats on your 100th post dear...keep happy blogging....
    Delicious and inviting kalakand.

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  20. OMG this kalakand looks divine...yum yum yum...

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