How to make Khejurer Sandesh -

Dates cooked in milk and mixed with chenna to make these delicious sandesh - most popular sweet from West Bengal.

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Main Ingredients : Dates (खजूर), Chenna (छैना)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Mithais

Khejurer Sandesh

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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 : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Khejurer Sandesh Recipe

  • Dates stoned 200 grams

  • Chenna 400 grams

  • Milk 21/2 cups

  • Sugar 1/2 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Knead the chhena with hand or blend in a mixer. Chop dates. Add to milk and boil on medium heat till thick.

Step 2

Add chhena and sugar and keep stirring on low heat. Remove when mixture thickens and leaves the sides of the vessel.

Step 3

Add green cardamom powder and stir for a few minutes more. When the mixture becomes lukewarm blend in the mixie.

Step 4

Grease moulds. Divide the mixture into small balls. Press each against moulds. Serve at room temperature

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