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Steamed Sandesh

It’s a fresh, fun and a deliciously different version of the iconic Bengali sweet. And best of all - without the calories of added sugar!

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Preparation Time : 26-30 minutes

Cooking time : 26-30 minutes

Servings : 4

Steamed Sandesh

Main Ingredients

Milk, Sugar substitute sucralose





Level Of Cooking


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  • Milk
    8 cups
  • Sugar substitute sucralose
    1/6 cup
  • Lemon juice
    1/4 cup
  • Green cardamom powder
    a pinch
  • Saffron (kesar)
    a generous
  • Warm milk
    1 tablespoon
  • Pistachios
    12 for garnish


Step 1

Heat the milk in a deep non stick pan. When it comes to a boil, add the lemon juice and stir till the milk curdles. Strain and immediately refresh in chilled water. Put the chenna through a muslin cloth and squeeze till all the water is drained out. Mix the saffron in one tablespoon of warm milk.

Step 2

Knead the chenna well with your palms. Add sugar substitute, green cardamom powder and saffron milk and knead again.

Step 3

Steam the mixture in a steamer for ten minutes.

Step 4

When slightly cooled divide into twelve equal portions and shape each into an oval shape. When cooled garnish with pistachios and serve.

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