Paneer – 2½ packed cups, finely grated (around 250 gm)
Sweetened condensed milk – 1⅓ cup (1 14 oz can)
Milk powder – 4 tbsp (optional)
Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
IKS Saffron strands – a big pinch
Assorted nuts – 2-3 tbsp, chopped
Dried rose petals – 1 tbsp, to garnish
Before you begin, steep the saffron in 2 tbsp of warm milk so that they have time to release their color and flavor.
Also, grease a rimmed plate/tray with ghee and set aside. Alternately, line an 8″ baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Mix the paneer, condensed milk, milk powder and cardamom powder in a thick-bottomed large skillet or pan.
Start cooking this mixture on medium-low heat. When the mixture loosens in the heat, reduce heat to low (very important). Cook for 15 minutes, stirring frequently. You will see that the mixture thickens again and will begin to leave the sides of the pan. This will take more or less 15 minutes, so keep an eye on it.
Remove from heat and pour into the prepared plate or lined pan. Smooth well with a spatula or spoon.
Lightly drizzle the saffron and some of the milk on top. Top with chopped nuts and rose petals. Gently push them down into the kalakand with a spoon.
Allow kalakand to cool down, then cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for a couple of hours, or overnight.
Cut it into pieces, store the individual pieces covered in parchment or baker’s paper in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
1. You can either add the saffron milk to the kalakand mixture while cooking or just drizzle on top like I’ve done here.
2. Paneer kalakand has to be refrigerated. You can set it out on the countertop for 5-10 minutes before serving so that it is not too cold to eat.
It's been 3 days since my first use of IKS Saffron. I have used it in warm water and honey and other times I would just pinch a bit and chew it up. Either way tastes very good.
It is amazing to watch the brilliant ruby red Saffron turn the cup of water into an almost bright gold color.
About 20 minutes after drinking my first cup of Saffron with honey, I started to notice that I wasn't having the horrible intestinal discomfort and the bad mood that went along with the abdominal pain. Wow !!! I have been using the Saffron everyday since it came in the mail.
I am very grateful and thankful to you all for the best, the purest and the most carefully handled Saffron.
Thank you again IKS, and I will be ordering more very soon for my mother.
Charles Van Buren
very happy with the product.
tested it and it made me happy. Thanks IKS
This is the 2nd buy of this product and we will buy it again. Great quality! Fast delivery!
I was searching for a good quality saffron and my search ended here. The quality is very good. I wanted to gift this to someone whom I like and they liked it very much. I recommend this product. For people who haven't ordered before, you can blindly order one without any problem. The only problem I faced was that IKS team couldn't trace delivery address quite easily as it was a remote location. IKS team was very cooperative and was just a msg away through WhatsApp, much appreciated.