Bengali Sandesh

 

Ingredients

  • 1 litre full cream milk

  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar

  • 5-6 tbsp powdered sugar

  • ½ tsp rose water or few drops of rose essence

  • 1 tsp chopped pistachios (for garnishing)

 

Method (How to make bengali sondesh at home)

  • Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil. When it is boiled switch off the flame and wait for cool down little or add 1 cup water into the boiled milk. Now add a tablespoon of lemon and vinegar to it

  • The whey will get separated. Pour this into a strainer lined with a cotton cloth.

  • Wash paneer under clear running water to get rid of the vinegar smell.

  • Pull the ends of the cloth together and squeeze it with gentle hands to remove any excess water from the paneer.

  • Transfer the paneer to a plate.

  • Start kneading it with your palm with gentle hands till the mixture becomes very smooth and free from any lumps. It should finally look like soft dough.

  • Add powdered sugar to this and mix well.

  • Add 1/4 teaspoon of rose water or few drops of rose essence to the dough and mix it well.

  • Transfer this to a non-stick flat pan and cook on very low flame till the mixture gets rid of any moisture, stir constantly and roast it on low flame for 3 to 4 minutes. Let it cool for a few minutes, then transfer it onto a plate.

  • Pinch out a little dough and shape it into a flattened circle.

  • Garnish it with chopped pistachios and refrigerate.

  • Serve cold and enjoy.