How to make Fig And Apricot Sandesh -

Sandesh served over stewed figs and golden apricots .

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Main Ingredients : Figs (अंजीर), Golden apricots (गोल्डन अप्रीकौट )

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Desserts

Fig And Apricot Sandesh

Fig And Apricot Sandesh Recipe Card


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. 

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Fig And Apricot Sandesh Recipe

  • Figs soaked 8-10

  • Golden apricots soaked 8-10

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 400 grams

  • Powdered sugar 1/2 cup

  • Saffron (kesar) a few strands

  • Pistachios blanched and peeled 16-20


Step 1

Drain the figs and apricots and put them in a pan. Add one cup water, one tablespoon sugar and cook on medium heat till soft.

Step 2

Mash the chenna well with your palms. Add powdered sugar and mash some more. Soak saffron in a little warm water.

Step 3

Divide chenna into sixteen to twenty equal sized balls and arrange them on a plate. Press a few saffron strands on each ball and place a pistachio over the saffron.

Step 4

Place the stewed figs and apricots on a serving plate.

Step 5

Place a chenna ball on each and serve.

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