Sondesh

Sondesh – संदेश; it is a Bengali sweet. Just like peda (पेड़ा) it is also made up of milk but in peda you reduce the size of milk to make peda’s. While making sandesh you use paneer-made from milk. It is very easy to make. You can use your homemade paneer or buy it from market, (easily available in any Indian sweet shop).

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Sondesh

Recipe by VipashaCourse: Dessert, SweetCuisine: Indian
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

150

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

This Sondesh is a Bengali sweet made up by cottage cheese. Can have as a sweet or dessert.

Ingredients

Directions

  • Cut almonds (बादाम) and pistachios (पिस्ता) lengthwise and soak them with saffron (केसर) strands in worm milk (दूध). Keep aside.
  • Mix the fresh cottage cheese (पनीर) and milk (दूध) powder together in a pan and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minute; stirring continuously.
  • Now allow this mixture to cool.
  • When it cools, add Pistachio (पिस्ता) essence, Cardamom (इलायची) powder and Powdered sugar (पिसी चीनी); mix well until smooth dough is moulded.
  • Lightly grease the moulds with ghee. Put some soaked almonds (बादाम), pistachios (पिस्ता) and saffron (केसर) strands. Do it on each mould.
  • After that press some of cottage cheese (पनीर) mixture on the top of the topping in each mould.
  • Put on refrigerator for few hours and after that unmould carefully. Serve cool.
Image courtesy of Biswarup Ganguly via Wikimedia Commons

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