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A light creamy delicacy from West Bengal made with curdled milk. It is an art to make this recipe which requires practice and patience.

Make use of fresh chenna to get the perfect texture. Do not try making this using market brought paneer because, it lacks the moistness and doesn't bind the sugar with it.

Being a milk-based mithai, it won't last long, consume it at as soon as possible.

You can make different flavored sandesh by adding rose, chocolate, mango pulp or coffee.

Also try these recipes Mixed Fruit Sandesh or Chocolate Sandesh

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Sandesh recipe - How to make Sandesh

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     1Makes 1.25 cups (10 piece )
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6 cups milk
2 tbsp lemon juice
3/4 cup powdered sugar
  1. Heat the milk in a deep non-stick pan and bring to a boil. Switch off the flame and wait for 1 minute. Add the lemon juice gradually and keep stirring gently.
  2. Allow it to stand for ½ minute to curdle. It is completely curdled, when the chenna and the whey (greenish water) separate out.
  3. Strain using a muslin cloth. Discard or store the whey.
  4. Place the muslin cloth with the chenna in a bowl of fresh water and wash it 2 to 3 times.
  5. Tie and hang for 30 minutes for the extra water to drain out. Allow the chenna to cool completely.
  6. Transfer it in a plate, combine the chenna and sugar and knead into a very smooth mixture.
  7. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the chenna and sugar mixture and cook on a slow flame while mashing it with the back of the spoon continuously for 4 minutes. Cool slightly.
  8. Transfer to a plate and knead it to a very soft dough.
  9. The sandesh should be used immediately for making various shapes.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per piece
Energy188 cal
Protein5.2 g
Carbohydrates17.6 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat7.9 g
Cholesterol19.2 mg
Sodium22.9 mg
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 on 19 May 18 05:02 PM

I made Sandesh using this recipe, added a little bit of orange squash to make a tangy-citrusy-sweet flavored sweet. Thank you so much for this recipe.
Sandesh ( Mithai )
 on 21 Mar 16 12:21 AM

Its delicious when I cooked it ..I am just 15 but its so easy that even a child can cook it....
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Shreya, We are glad you liked the recipe, do try more recipes and let us know how you liked them.
21 Mar 16 08:41 AM
Sandesh ( Mithai )
 on 26 Sep 15 03:21 PM

Sandesh ( Mithai )
 on 06 Aug 15 01:32 PM

Love this recipe. mention.of gur ka.sandesh'' receipe of.gur sandedh
Sandesh ( Mithai )
 on 15 Feb 13 11:07 AM

Nice basic recipe. You need a bit of skill in making this.
Sandesh ( Mithai )
 on 15 Jan 13 10:01 AM

Taste great and difficult to make. Not for beginners.
Sandesh (mithai)
 on 28 Oct 11 10:51 AM

I am still looking for the perfect recipe of making sandesh... in this recipe they state it leaves the sides ...mine never leaves the side of the pan so early...and it gets overcooked and hence very hard...