Homemade sweets are superb way of making picky kids eat food.If you can control sugar content or make it using natural sugar sweets are fabulous.Milk based sweets are a delight.Be it Bengali sweets,halwa or kalakand.Nowadays, you get it in many fruity flavors.Popular ones are mango & strawberry.Mango Kalakand is a yummy treat.Especially if you have nut and egg allergies.This helps you indulge in a sweet tooth without missing out too much in life.
I find it a great way of having milk.Sometimes kids don't want to have milk.Having sweets in moderation helps.Of course,kids are super active.They burn the extra calories in a jiffy.It is we who need to worry.By making it at home,we can avoid extra sugar.Adding fruit pulp can also help us reduce sugar.Also, making it at home ensures no adulterated mawa. I find homemade sweets always better.
There are many mango based sweets you can make.Most common ones are mango payesh,mango sandesh,mango peda, aam doi/mango mishti doi.We also use mango to make mango lassi, mango kulfi, pudding and cake.
History of Kalakandh
Kalakand is a simple yet famous Indian recipe.
It originated in Alwar,Rajasthan in 1940s.
Travel tip: You must try Thakurdas Kalakand whenever you visit Alwar.
Another version is famous in Jhumari Talaiya,Jharkhand.
A creamier one.Created by Bhatia brothers who arrived post partition.
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