Bengalis love their mishti and melt-in-the mouth ‘shondesh’ has pride of place in their pantheon of sweet delights.

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Main Ingredients Milk, Castor Sugar
Cuisine Bengali
Course Mithais
Prep Time 31-40 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Sandesh

  • 8 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup Castor Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • as required Green cardamom powder
  • 12 Pistachios blanched and chopped


  1. Bring the milk to a boil in a deep, thick-bottomed non-stick pan. Add the lemon juice and stir till the milk curdles. Strain and immediately refresh the chhenna in chilled water.
  2. Put the chhenna in a piece of muslin and squeeze till all the water is drained out.
  3. Knead the chhenna well with the heel of your hand. Add caster sugar and cardamom powder, and knead again.
  4. Cook in a non-stick pan on medium heat for eight minutes. Remove from heat and divide into twelve equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball and make a dent on the top.
  5. When cooled, place a pistachio in the dent and serve.
    Makes 12 sandesh/350 grams

Nutrition Info

Calories 1387
Carbohydrates 138.7
Protein 53.1
Fat 69.3
Other Fiber Calcium- 2015.4mg