How to make Sandesh-SK Khazana -

No Bengali wedding meal is complete without sandesh – a delightful sweet

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Cow's milk, Lemon juice (नींबु का रस)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Mithais

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Sandesh-SK Khazana

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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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Sandesh-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Cow's milk (2 litres) cups

  • Lemon juice 1/2 cup

  • Castor sugar 1 cup

  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Pistachios blanched and finely chopped a few

Method

Step 1

Bring the milk to a boil in a deep, thick-bottomed non-stick pan. Add lemon juice and stir till the milk curdles and becomes chenna.

Step 2

Place a strainer lined with muslin cloth over a bowl and pour the chenna into it and drain excess liquid.

Step 3

Put some ice cubes in a large bowl, add sufficient water and dip the muslin cloth with the chenna in it to cool it down completely.

Step 4

Further squeeze the muslin cloth potli till all the water is drained out.

Step 5

Put the chenna in a parat, add castor sugar and cardamom powder and knead with the heel of your hand.

Step 6

Transfer the mixture into a non-stick pan and cook on medium heat for 6-8 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer the mixture into a bowl and let it cool.

Step 7

Divide the mixture into equal portions, shape into balls and flatten slightly.

Step 8

Top with some pistachios and serve.

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