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Kiwifruit Sandesh

Nov-02-2015
Alka Jena
0 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Kiwifruit Sandesh RECIPE

Sandesh being an inherent part of Bengali culture and festivity, becoming a 'messenger' of auspicious news creating an atmosphere of celebration and jubilation in Bengali households. Sandesh is a very popular Bengali sweet made with fresh homemade paneer or chenna. The traditional sandesh is made with plain chenna and some cardamom and pistachios are added to the base. But to give the traditional recipe a twist, I made a filling of kiwi fruit in it. The recipe is fairly easy to make and the end product is a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth Kiwifruit Sandesh.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Diwali
  • West Bengal
  • Dessert
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 2 liter Milk
  2. 2 tbsp lemon juice
  3. ½ cup powdered sugar
  4. A Pinch of cardamom powder
  5. 2 ripe Kiwi fruit
  6. 12 to 15 muffins moulds/tins
  7. For Garnishing :
  8. pistachios
  9. Kiwi pulp

Instructions

  1. Peel the skin of the Kiwi fruit and grind it along with ¼ cup sugar. Transfer this mixture to a heavy bottomed non stick pan and cook on on a slow flame.
  2. Once it starts to dry up, add chopped Pistachios and a tbsp of chena to it, so that everything binds well. Take away from heat and let it cool.
  3. Bring milk to a boil on medium heat. When it comes to a boil, reduce the flame and add the lemon juice gradually. Within 1 to 2 minutes you will start observing the whey separating from the milk.
  4. Transfer to a cheese cloth and squeeze out gently to release the water. Hang it for maximum 30 minutes. Make sure to check that it does not become too dry.
  5. Transfer this chena to your kitchen platform, check that it should be moist or the Sandesh will be crumbly.
  6. Knead with the back of your palm for 4 to 5 minutes or till it becomes soft.
  7. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Knead again for 3 to 4 minutes and transfer the prepared mixture to a heavy bottomed non stick pan.
  8. Cook it over low flame till it becomes a little dry but still retain its moistness. Turn off the heat and let it cool for some time.
  9. When it is still hot, start kneading it till it becomes soft. Divide the mixture into 12 to 15 equal portions and make round balls out of it.
  10. Take 6 to 7 balls and make a well in the middle and put the Kiwi filling in the middle and place some pistachios on it. Put each one of them in the muffin cups and garnish with sliced pistachios.
  11. For the rest, place the pistachios on top of it and slightly press with your thumb.
  12. Chill it in a refrigerator for some time before serving.

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