Makha Sandesh

Sandesh is one of the most popular Bengali sweets that is served at most special occasions. This one is a mixture of chenna and khoya This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Makha Sandesh

Main Ingredients Buffalo milk, Yogurt
Cuisine Bengali
Course Mithais
Prep Time 2-2.30 hour
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Makha Sandesh

  • 2 litres Buffalo milk
  • 2-3 tablespoons Yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Khoya grated
  • 3/4 cup Castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Green cardamom powder
  • 1 tablespo to garnish Mixed nuts (pistachios, almonds) slivered


  1. Heat milk in a non-stick pan till it comes to a boil. Add yogurt and vinegar cook, stirring, till it curdles.
  2. Line a strainer with muslin cloth and keep it over a large bowl. Transfer the curdled milk into the strainer and drain excess liquid.
  3. Tie up the muslin cloth and dip into a bowl of iced-water for a few minutes. Squeeze out the excess moisture and transfer the chhena onto a plate.
  4. Add khoya, castor sugar and green cardamom powder and mix well.
  5. Heat a non-stick pan, add the chhena mixture and 1 tablespoon nuts, mix well and cook for a 1-2 minutes. Take the pan off the heat, transfer into a barfi tray and spread it evenly.
  6. Garnish with some mixed nuts and set aside to cool down to room temperature. Serve.