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Monday, November 12, 2012

Sandesh - A Bengali sweet

Sandesh is an Indian dessert. It is popular in Bengal region and also rest of India. It is created with milk and sugar. Some recipes of Sandesh call for the use of chhena (Indian cheese) or paneer instead of milk.Some people in the region of Dhaka call it Pranahara which is a softer kind of sandesh, made with mawa and the essence of curd.

source: Wiki


  • Milk - half litre
  • Sugar - 1 cup powdered
  • Saffron - few strands


  •  Boil milk in a vessel. Keep it in simmer and add lemon juice to the milk.

  • Slowly the milk is separated into water and cheese. The texture of the milk is like the below picture.

  •  Switch off and drain it in a strainer , add cold water to it. Transfer it to a cloth and hang it for an hour.


  •  After an hour, pat the cloth gently to remove the exess water and it rolls into a small dough.

  • Gently rub the dough add powdered sugar and saffron to the soft cheese. Knead it well.
  • Form into desired shapes. Yummy soft delectable Sandesh is ready.

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  1. Happy diwali wishes for you and your family. Fantastic Bengali Delicacy.

  2. Jillu super sweet recipe and happy diwali to you dear :)

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  4. looks super delicious and so tempting... Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
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