Sandesh – Bengali Sweets

Sandesh is one of the most popular sweets of Bengal. The procedure of making sandesh is too simple, and you just need two main ingredients to make this melt in mouth dessert. It is often made for pujas and other festivals, specially like Durga Puja. Sandesh is basically a sweet moist fudge made from chenna or paneer or cottage cheese. Must try this delicious and easy to make Bengali delicacy in this festive season.

Image : Sandesh

bengali sandesh 8Important :

  • Preparation Time : 1 hr
  • Cooking Time : 10 minutes
  • Total Time : 1 hr 10 minutes
  • Makes : 4 sandesh

Ingredients :

  • Chenna or Cottage Cheese (150 gm) /Make chenna of 500 ml full fat milk [ You can read the entire process of How to Make Chenna here ]
  • Powdered Sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Rose Essence (2-3 drops)

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Place Chenna on a plate

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Knead for 3-4 minutes and add powdered sugar

bengali sandesh 2

Again knead for 3-4 minutes more and make a smooth dough

bengali sandesh 3

Put the mixture in a non stick pan

bengali sandesh 4

Cook for 10 minutes on low to medium heat

bengali sandesh 5

When done, add rose essence and knead again

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Make small balls from the mixture and refrigerate for 1 hr, then serve

bengali sandesh 7Tips :

  • Do not cook the chenna mixture more than 10 minutes.
  • If you don’t have rose essence, you can also use green cardamom powder. In that case, add the cardamom powder while kneading the dough with sugar.

You can also search for more recipes for Durga Puja like Coconut Barfi, Malai Chum Chum, Mini Rasgulla, Malai Laddu, Rasmalai, Rajbhog, Bengali Chaler Payesh, Malpua, Coconut Laddu, Rasgulla.

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