Sandesh | How to make Sandesh

By Chitrangada Kundu  |  6th Sep 2016  |  
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About Sandesh Recipe

A signature Bengali sweet that is ready in 5 minutes.

Sandesh, a marvelous creation to spice up your day. The relishing flavours, the appealing texture and the amazing aroma of Sandesh is just mouth-watering. This amazing recipe is provided by Chitrangada Kundu. Be it kids or adults, no one can resist this delicious dish. How to make Sandesh is a question which arises in people's mind quite often. So, this simple step by step Sandesh recipe by Chitrangada Kundu. Sandesh can even be tried by beginners. A few secret ingredients in Sandesh just makes it the way it is served in restaurants. Sandesh can serve 6 people. So, the next time you have a get together or a party at home, don't forget to check and try out Sandesh.


Ingredients to make Sandesh

  • Milk (full fat): 1 litre
  • Lime juice or vinegar: 3-4 tbsp
  • sugar as per taste
  • Green cardamom (powder): 1/2 tsp
  • saffron (soaked in milk): few strands
  • pistachios (finely chopped) to garnish
  • Dried rose petals to garnish

How to make Sandesh

  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, pour in the milk. Once the milk comes to a boil, add the lime juice or vinegar to curdle it. As the milk curdles, turn off the heat.
  2. Place a cheese cloth on a strainer and strain the curdled milk, then drain the excess water from the whey. Let the curdled milk cool down. (I placed the cheese cloth with the curdled milk in a ice bath, that cools it down quickly as well as it washes out.)
  3. Take the cottage cheese in a plate, add green cardamom powder, saffron (soaked in warm milk), sugar. Then add sugar as per your taste. For 1 cup of cottage cheese, start with 6 tablespoons of sugar, then taste and add more if needed. Knead it well together.
  4. Take a microwave safe bowl, grease it with a little ghee or butter. Put the cottage cheese in the bowl. Press with your fingers to make sure the cottage cheese is evenly distributed.
  5. Cook it in a microwave oven, in micro mode in high power for 5 min or till the cottage cheese starts to bubble up. Let it stand for few minutes, take it out of the oven and let it cool down.
  6. Cut it into squares or any shape of your choice. Garnish with chopped pistachios, almonds or any other nuts and dried rose petals.
  7. Serve it cold or at room temperature.

Reviews for Sandesh (3)

Manu Radha Anand Ramachandrana year ago

Hi I am trying to phaseout the microwave. So is it ok to skip the step altogether or should I heat it on the stove?

Felcy Rodrigues2 years ago


Sunita Zelawat2 years ago

very tasty sandesh