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Sandesh

sumit's picture
I love this Sandesh recipe.This is a classic recipe. Sandesh is a very popular sweet in the Bengal region of India and Bangladesh. It is extensively used during Dussehra and other Bengali festivals . Sandesh makes your celebration more delightful. You should try this Sandesh Recipe.
Ingredients
  Milk 1 Liter
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pesta 5 , chopped
  Crushed cardamom seeds 2
  Lemon 1
Directions

1. Dissolve lemon juice (or 1/2 teaspoon citric acid) in half cup of warm water.

2. Bring milk to boil, reduce heat and pour the acidic water all over it. Milk will curdle, stir till milk is fully curdled.

3. Pour the curdled milk over a muslin cloth. Drain out water completely. Squeeze to remove any excess water and hang the whey for about 25 minutes.

4. Empty the whey on a large plate and knead thoroughly for about 30 minutes.

5. Heat a non stick pan in medium heat and add the paneer and sugar. Stir continuously pressing with a heavy spoon for about 6 to 8 minutes.

6. Pour in a large plate, cool and mix till smooth. Take a small amount of paneer mixture and either with the help of hand or a mould make sandesh of desired shape.

7. Sprinkle crushed pesta and cardamom over each sandesh, cool and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Bengali
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Feel: 
Creamy
Method: 
Kneading
Occasion: 
Durga Puja
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Drink: 
Milk
Preparation Time: 
8 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
33 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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5 Comments

Ganesh.Dutta's picture
delicious recipe of delicious sweet...this sweet is generrally eaten during Dussahera . This is a very popular bengali sweet. Kolkata is the famous hot spots for sandesh.
veg.foodie's picture
I love shondesh but I never tried making them at home...this inspires me! I will try these ...as soon as I muster the courage to cook with milk... will they...won't they ...come out perfect...?! :)
ifoodiee's picture
Extremely delicious..i had Sondesh when i was in college from a friend..it tasted so good..but i think she had got a different variety..Jafran Saodesh i think ..it had almonds and cashews in it...do you have the recipe for that too..
Anonymous's picture
when do you add sugar ?
Samina.Tapia's picture
Sugar and paneer are combined in step 5.