Funfetti Kalakand

This Diwali, brighten up your dessert table with colorful, four ingredient Funfetti Kalakand

Funfetti Kalakand
If there’s one food synonymously connected with Diwali, it has to be mithai. Desserts are the highlight of every Indian festival. Everyone has a favorite they crave or insist on serving, adding to the festive spirit. Just like the multicolored rangoli that adorn our homes, there is nothing quite like a dessert table or gift box filled with Diwali treats.

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Most recently my little one has been on a rainbow and unicorn binge. Anything and everything must be bright, colorful and sparkly! In fact she was the one who inspired Rainbow Rotis and these DIY Rainbow Diwali Diyas. I thought why not make a Diwali dessert with simple flavors that she could enjoy and cute enough for her liking.
Funfetti Kalakand
This Diwali, brighten up your dessert table with our colorful, four ingredient Funfetti Kalakand. Skip the fancy ingredients and lengthy steps, this dessert can be made with everyday ingredients, while involving the whole family in the cooking process. To get creative with the colors, you could add crushed pistachios, neon sprinkles or edible metallic dust. It’s a staple recipe that will have you spreading smiles and joy during your Diwali celebrations.
Funfetti Kalakand
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Creamy and colorful for ingredient Funfetti Kalakand
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8
  • 15 oz Ricotta, whole milk OR 1½ cup fresh crumbled paneer
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed milk
  • ¼ teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • 2 teaspoon Rainbow sprinkles
  1. In a non-stick pan and add ricotta cheese and condensed milk and mix well.
  2. On medium low heat, cook for 20-25 minutes, while frequently mixing until the mixture starts to resemble a soft dough.
  3. Add in the cardamom powder and mix well before turning off heat.
  4. In an 8x8 inch dish greased with ghee or melted butter add half the hot mixture and spread with a spatula.
  5. Layer one teaspoon of the sprinkles before adding the final layer of the mixture.
  6. Top with remaining sprinkles.
  7. Once cooled to room temperature, transfer to the refrigerator for an hour before cutting into desired shapes and serving.
Funfetti Kalakand

17 thoughts on “Funfetti Kalakand

  1. I tried making funfetti Kalakand and it turned out awesome. My family just loved it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I tried this and followed the recipe line by line, but my dessert looked a lot like flan and did not puff up into a cakelike consistency. I don’t know what I did wrong. I used the ricotta cheese and a can of Goya sweetened condensed milk. I even bought $8.00 finely ground cardamom. I even tried freezing it but it still did not cut like a cake. It tasted great but it did not look like the pictures on this website. I wonder what I did wrong?

      1. It did thicken quite a bit, but I think I did not allow it to cool to room temp before placing in the fridge.
        Maybe I will try it again and see what happens. I’ll let you know. Thanks.

  3. Hi!
    Is this the same recipe that you posted on your instagram recently? Cuz the photos here looked different from that reel and the link in your instagram bio wasn’t linking to this recipe either. Can you please point me to the right recipe that you mentioned in your instagram? That would be very very helpful, thank you!

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