Sandesh Recipe | How to make Sandesh at home

Sandesh is a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Bengali Sweet Dish. It’s basically a sweet dish/ mithai made from Paneer / cottage cheese, sugar and cardamom powder.

This is the basic Sandesh recipe. Once you get the basic right, you can work with so many variants. My personal favorite is Pineapple Sandesh, Mango Sandesh and the yummiest of all – Chocolate Sandesh. Apart of these you can make Steamed one or Dates, pitachios one.

It’s all about experimenting with the flavors and have fun! πŸ˜‰

Sandesh is easy to make and can be made in minutes, so it’s the perfect sweet dish if you have guests coming over for dinner and you don’t know what to make. Also it’s very healthy as Cheena/Paneer is a good source of protein.

Let’s get started

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Sandesh Recipe
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
  • 1/2 litre Milk
  • 4 teaspoons Sugar Normal
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons Milk powder
  • a pinch Cardamom powder
  • Pistachios Chopped : for garnish
  • rose petals Chopped : for garnish
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
piece
Ingredients
  • 1/2 litre Milk
  • 4 teaspoons Sugar Normal
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons Milk powder
  • a pinch Cardamom powder
  • Pistachios Chopped : for garnish
  • rose petals Chopped : for garnish
Instructions
  1. Make Cheena/ Paneer. I have done a full step-by-step post on how to make Paneer at home - Click Here. Make Paneer as shown in the Rasgulla recipe and keep aside.
  2. In a big thali, take the paneer/cheena, add normal sugar (not the powdered one) and milk powder.
  3. With the help of your palm, mix everything till the sugar gets incorporated in the cheena. We want a soft/ smooth dough
  4. It will take around 8-9 minutes, till the dough gets soft and sugar gets incorporated.
  5. Now finally add cardamom powder.
  6. Make lemon size round balls.
  7. Garnish with chopped pistachios and rose petals
  8. Sandesh is ready to serve.
  9. You can chill it if you want or serve it just like that! πŸ˜‰
Recipe Notes

Note :

For Pineapple Sandesh : Add 2-3 drops of Pineapple essence in the dough and garnish with pineapple cubes.

For Chocolate Sandesh : Add Cocoa powder and garnish with choco-chips.

Happy Cooking!

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