Sandesh/sondesh recipe – A bengali delicacy

      I am fond of most of the Bengali delicacies. I have heard so much about this one, but somehow went on postponing making this one. Though making it sounded easy , I was worried about the raw taste of paneer in it as it requires minimal cooking. But no, the slight cooking does it all. I tried this one using only a little milk as I did not want to end up trashing everything if things go wrong!!A very simple one  and the sweet is ready in barely half an hour. You can also consider making them for some get together as you can make a number of pieces in no time. And yes, am sure to make a big batch of this soon maybe combining it with some other flavour!!

 Recipe Courtesy- Manjula’s kitchen

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Sandesh/sondesh recipe - A bengali delicacy Yum
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Boil the milk. Add the lemon juice.When it curdles, switch off the flame. Pass through a cheese cloth. Wrap the curd in a cloth and rinse it under tap water to remove the flavour of lemon in it.Squeeze to remove of all the water.
  2. Now take the paneer in a plate. Knead well till it becomes soft and can be rolled into a smooth dough. Alternatively you can run it once in your blender so that it becomes smooth. Now combine the cardamom powder and sugar and mix to form a dough.
  3. Now place this dough on a non stick pan (preferably) on a low flame. Stir continuosly so that the paneer starts coming together as a dough.Switch off the flame.Bring the paneer together as a dough. At this point , it will lose a bit of moisture and can be easily rolled into a ball. The raw smell and taste of paneer will also go. But this step should be done in maximum 6-7 minutes. If you overcook, then paneer will become hard and crumbly. Remove the cooked paneer in another dish immediately and let it get warm.
  4. Now roll the paneer into around 10-12 equal sized balls. Place a glazed cherry on top. Refrigerate till you serve. Serve chilled.
  5. Notes- Heating the dough on the pan is a crucial step. Please dont over cook.
  6. You can decorate with almonds, saffron or pistachios. You can even use chopped pineapple pieces. Its just your choice!!
Recipe Notes

How about making them for this janmashtami!!

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  1. Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj

    tempting me!!!VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

  2. looks cute and yummy.

  3. Hamaree Rasoi

    for sondesh kneading part is tough ..its our fav sweet 🙂

  4. Spice up the Curry

    andesh looks really mouthwatering

  5. Priya Sreeram

    never tried making this one ! this is my hubby’s fav sweet ! looks yum

  6. Priya Sreeram

    never tried making this one ! this is my hubby’s fav sweet ! looks yum

  7. Shama Nagarajan

    inviting dear…join us in Fast Food Noodles event.

  8. I love all Bengali sweets too !! This sandesh looks so yummy and tempting:)

  9. I Love milk based sweets and these look so cute with the cherries on top 🙂

  10. Priya Suresh

    After rasgulals, sandesh are my fav, you have done super prefectly.

  11. jeyashrisuresh

    sandesh looks very tempting and nice recipe too

  12. Balakrishna Saraswathy

    looks very yummy dear:)

  13. Looks so delish and cute dear …nice one

  14. looks delicious… Event: Dish Name Starts With N till August 31st Learning-to-cook Regards,Akila


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