Sandesh | How to make Sandesh

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ByBetterButter Editorial
Created on 21st Aug 2015
  • Sandesh, How to make Sandesh

About Sandesh

This traditional Bengali dessert is simply delicious and is usually prepared during festive occasions.

Sandesh is an aromatic, flavorful and delicious dish which is very much popular in West Bengal. The name itself get juices flowing in your mouth and this dish has a heavenly experience in every bite. When Sandesh is cooked perfectly it can turn into a dish beyond excellence. It is a recipe of delight which no one can resist. You can try this amazing Sandesh at the restaurants and you can also prepare it at your home. People of different region prepare this dish differently according to their own taste. This quick and easy recipe requires only few minute for the preparation and 20 minute to cook it perfectly. On the Better Butter website, you can find the recipe of Sandesh by BetterButter Editorial in step by step with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook the perfect Sandesh at your home without any difficulties. Sandesh is one of the representative dishes of West Bengal which you can serve in any special occasions.

  • Prep Time0mins
  • Cook Time20mins
  • Serves4People

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Ingredients to make Sandesh

  • 1 liter full cream milk
  • 1-2 pinches of green cardamom powder
  • 115 grams of caster sugar
  • 11-12 pistachios finely chopped
  • 60 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

How to make Sandesh

  1. Take a thick-bottomed pan and pour in the milk. Bring to a boil, then pour in the lemon juice and stir till the milk curdles and whey separates.
  2. The thick white separate is known as chenna, take the pan off the stove.
  3. Next, put the chenna in a muslin cloth, refresh under running water and squeeze till the water is totally drained.
  4. You can also store this aside for 45-60 minutes so that the entire whey is drained out.
  5. After the whey is drained, knead the chenna using the heel of your hand. Put in the cardamom powder and sugar into this chenna and knead again.
  6. Take a non-stick pan, add in the chenna mixture and cook on medium heat for 8-9 minutes. Make sure to continously stir this mixture while it cooks.
  7. Once cooked, switch off the stove and place it on a large plate to cool down.
  8. After it has cooled, knead this mixture using your palm and shape them into small round flattened balls.
  9. With the help of a fork you can make designs on the sandesh. Press chopped pistachios into the center of each sandesh.
  10. Serve the sandesh instantly or refrigerate and serve chilled.

Reviews for Sandesh (4)

Sabika Roofia year ago

Monika Jaina year ago
very tasty

Ruchira Hoon2 years ago
Thank you

Ruchi Pareek2 years ago