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Orange flavoured bhapa/steamed sandesh

Sujata Roy
15 minutes
Prep Time
22 minutes
Cook Time
8 People
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ABOUT Orange flavoured bhapa/steamed sandesh RECIPE

Steamed sweet dish of bengal made with cottage cheese.

Recipe Tags

  • West Bengal
  • Steaming
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 8

  1. Paneer/cottage cheese or chhanar of 2 litter milk
  2. Sugar 6 tablespoons
  3. Orange juice 5 teaspoon
  4. Orange zest 1/4 teaspoon
  5. Orange segment and 1 teaspoon sugar for sprinkle


  1. In a bowl mix cottage cheese and sugar nicely till soft and smooth. You can grind it too. Taste after mixing and add little more sugar if require.
  2. Add orange juice and orange zest, mix properly. Knead it nicely until soft and smooth.
  3. Take a steel container and grease it with ghee/clarified butter.
  4. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar and pieces of orange segment.
  5. Pour the cottage cheese mixture over it. Press lightly.
  6. Cover tightly with lid or aluminum foil.
  7. In a pressure cooker add 1 cup water and place the container in it. Cover the cooker lid but don't put the weight over the vent pipe.
  8. Cook for 20 minutes on medium flame.
  9. Take out the container and turn it on a plate.
  10. Let it cool at room temperature and then refrigerate for an hour.
  11. Slice and serve.

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Papri Ganguly
Papri Ganguly   Feb-09-2017

New for me... Thank you

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