Sandesh/ Sondesh (सोंदेश मिठाई ) – Bengali Sweets- Indian Desserts- Navratri Special

Ingredients –

  • Paneer / Indian Cottage cheese (hang to drain whey completely) – 1 cup
  • Khoya / Mawa / Milk powder – 1/2 cup
  • Powder sugar (as per your taste)- 3 tbsp.
  • A pinch of cardamom powder
  • Ghee / Butter – 1 tbsp.
For Garnishing –
  • Chopped Pista, Tutti frutti, Saffron etc.

Method –

  1. Add Khoya, Paneer, Sugar, cardamom powder into the non stick pan.
  2. Mix will and cook on low heat.
  3. Keep stirring continuously.
  4. Cook until smooth dough is formed.
  5. Once ready, turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool.
  6. Grease your palms with ghee and make small balls from the dough, roll it between your palms.
  7. Press with your thumb in the middle of it.
  8. Repeat the same for rest of the dough.
  9. Lightly grease the molds with ghee.
  10. Put a little topping mixture in each mold.
  11. Press some of the prepared paneer mixture on top of the topping in each mold and shape.
  12. Garnish the Sandesh (as per your choice).
  13. Sandesh is ready, refrigerate for few hours  and serve.

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