Saturday, 15 September 2012

SANDESH (A BENGALI SWEET)

SANDESH (A BENGALI SWEET)




INGREDIENTS
  • Milk-1 litre
  • Lemon juice or vinegar-2 tablespoons
  • Sugar-1/4 cup
  • Cardamom powder (elaichi)-a pinch
  • Kewda essence (optional)-2-3 drops

METHOD
  • Boil milk  then lower the flame.
  • On the low flame, add lemon juice or vinegar.
  • If adding lemon juice then dilute it with 1-2 tablespoons of water.
  • When milk curdles & water separates, turn off the flame.
  • Strain out the water.
  • Wash the paneer nicely with fresh water so that the sourness of lemon or vinegar gets washed away. 


  • Squeeze out the excess water.

  • Now make a smooth dough by kneading with your hands 4-5 times till it becomes smooth.




  • Put the paneer in a mixer grinder with sugar & cardamom (elaichi) powder.

  • Grind it for a few seconds till the mixture becomes a paste.
  • Transfer this paste to a pan & saute for 2 minutes on medium flame.
  • If adding kewda essence then add it at this stage & mix well.
  • After 2 minutes, turn off the flame.
  • Knead it well for a minute.


  • Make small balls using this dough & flatten them.
  • Sandesh is ready to serve.






2 comments:

M Jay said...

Wow - I hadn't realised Sandesh could be made in this way ... Love Sandesh so will bookmark this recipe .

Athie said...

Wow! Epic

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