Chocolate Kalakand – a delicious Indian sweet made with paneer cheese.
I’m so excited to participate in the annual #FoodBloggerLove event for the third time! This is such a fun event for bloggers! We secretly get assigned another blogger with the goal of sharing a little love. This year again, I’ve been introduced to a blogger I haven’t met yet…yay! I’ve gotten to learn a little about this blogger and I also get to share their recipes & story with my readers. Total win for all!
This year #FoodBloggerLove has introduced me to another awesome food blogger – Kalyani from Sizzling Tastebuds. Hi Kalyani ♥
Kalyani is a food blogger from Mumbai. She enjoys Indian street food as well as Middle eastern and Mexican food.
Kalyani loves baking and cooking for her family and re-inventing high-carb food into everyday, healthy food. She is vegetarian and on her way to becoming a vegan. She prefers baking with gluten-free or whole-wheat flours, low sugar and no eggs.
Kalyani is not into overly sweet desserts…but I enjoyed browsing thru her desserts and knew I had to try one!
Then I found it. Chocolate! Her recipe for Chocolate Kalakand was screaming my name 🙂
Kalakand is a popular Indian dessert. I’ve tasted it before and at times have found it overly sweet. Kaylani’s recipe keeps the focus on chocolate with minimal added sugar.
This Kalakand comes together quickly. My mini-food processor made easy work of grating the cheese and chocolate. Prepare over medium/low heat and stay with the pan. After adding the chocolate, melt and stir until everything is combined. If you go to far things will start to separate.
I used a 86% Cacao Chocolate – the flavor of the Kalakand was perfectly intense. Use whatever chocolate you enjoy most.
The texture of this Kalakand is interesting. Paneer does not melt smooth, so you will bites of the grated cheese. It’s almost a mix between fudge and a brownie.
If you can’t find paneer, you can sub queso fresco – they’re just about the same thing. Or try making it at home – you’ll be surprised how easy it is to make! Paneer has been known to start many cheesemakers journeys : )
I had so much fun browsing thru Kaylani’s recipes and you will to! Head over to her blog and check it out!
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Thanks so much for stopping by!
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