How to make Kesari Sandesh Recipe - A must try sweet delicacy made from chenna.

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Main Ingredients : Chenna ( छैना ) , Sugar ( चीनी )

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Mithais

Kesari Sandesh

The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

You can also find more Mithais recipes like Mawa Roll, Pethe ka Laddoo, Chapatti Laddoo, Papaya Burfi. Or try out these recipes from Bengali Cuisine like Steamed Sandesh, Bengali Toker daal, Mooger Puli, Mangshor Curry.

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Kesari Sandesh

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Ingredients for Kesari Sandesh

  • Chenna 500 grams

  • Sugar 125 grams

  • Saffron (kesar) 1/2 gram

  • Edible yellow colour a few drops

  • Silver warq a few drops


Step 1

Take fresh chenna and knead it till it is soft and smooth. Add sugar and cook in a pan on slow heat, stirring continuously till it is thick. It should not be very dry.

Step 2

Stir in saffron and natural yellow colour. Remove from heat and continue to stir till it is a little cooler and can be handled with hands.

Step 3

Shape them into small balls, press them from top lightly. Decorate with silver warq and saffron.

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