Happy Diwali to you all! Celebrating with the delicious double layered Rose Kalakand. Kalakand is soft burfi, moist, grainy, and scrumptious sweet delight. An effortless milk sweet is feasible with paneer (cottage cheese) flavored with rose essence.
Double layered kalakand is appealing to the eye with its beautiful pastel color palette. I didn't want the rose syrup to overpower with its color and aroma, hence resulted in two layers. The layers have very subtle variations with its ingredients, yet they have the same texture.
The pink layer contains rose milk essence which contains sugar. So I added heavy cream for this layer to control the sugar level. With the white layer, I used condensed milk which is already sweetened, so no added sugar is used. Although I would like to use brown sugar I had to ease it with this particular recipe in order to retain the pristine white and beautiful baby pink hue. If you are preparing just 1 layer, you will cut down the cooking time by half.
Prefer to make the traditional method from scratch? Check my Chum Chum post, which has step by step pictures to prepare the paneer/ chena. I prefer to grate my paneer instead of crumbling for the texture I desire.