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Pound the cardamom seeds to a powder with the sugar using a pestle and mortar.
Heat the paneer, condensed milk and cardamom mixture in a wok or karahi over a medium heat, stirring often to prevent sticking. Once it comes to a boil, turn the heat to low and cook, stirring continuously, for 5-7 mins, until the mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the pan. Aim for a soft, dropping consistency with a grainy texture.
Turn the heat off and add enough rosewater to lend a subtle flavour. Leave to cool and thicken in the pan for 10 mins.
Line a baking tray with baking parchment. Spread the kalakand out to a 2cm-thick rectangle. Press the pistachios onto the surface and leave to cool before chilling in the fridge.
Once the kalakand is firm, cut it into 3cm squares and serve at room temperature. Will keep for up to four days in an airtight container in the fridge.