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Ingredients:



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    Preparations:

    Take a plate and smear it with ghee and keep it aside. Similarly grease the moulds and their plates with ghee and keep them aside.

    Method:


    Take a mixie jar and add crumbled Paneer to it. Run the mixie to obtain finely grated Paneer. To this grated paneer add powdered sugar, maida, milk powder and condensed milk and blend to get a smooth paste. Transfer this paste to a non stick pan and heat it. Once heated, reduce flame and cook on low heat, stirring continuously till dry enough. It took me 3 ½ minutes to cook the mixture before it became dry. Pour onto the greased plate and cool till warm. When warm to touch knead the mixture to get a smooth texture. Cut into desired shapes with different moulds.

    Variations:

    For Kesar Sandesh, blend 1/2tsp of kesar soaked in 1/2tsp water with all the ingredients. If kesar is not available use orange-red food color and saffron essence.

    For Mango Sandesh, add 1/4tsp mango flavor and 2 to 3 drops of yellow color to the mixture after heating the mixture to make it dry. 

    My personal suggestion is not to dilute the taste with any artificial flavors. Prepare it the original way and enjoy the true flavor of real Bengali Sandesh.


    Enjoy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Shri said...

    Gayatri garu, I tried your recipe on Sandesh. The outcome was not perfect like yours. I errd at two stages, one I blended all the ingredients at one go instead of initially grating the paneer and then adding the remaining ingredients. Also, I kept ready all the ingredients in the blender jar and completed the blending after leaving it idle for 2 1/2 hrs. The result was, the mixture after blending was highly fluid (unlike yours in the video which looked like a paste), similar to thickened milk. Once I started cooking it on the stove the mixture thickened and came to the right thick consistency and I could easily roll it into balls on cooling down but the taste and texture did not seem like the sandesh we buy in the sweet shops. Though the taste was not similar to the sweet shop like Sandesh, it did taste good and my little son enjoyed eating it most of it.
    Do you think the two errors may have caused this? I plan to cook this again, please do clarify.

    Thank You.

    March 1, 2010 4:26 PM

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    Blogger Gayatri Vantillu said...

    Shri Garu,

    Can't guess !!!!!

    March 7, 2010 5:46 AM

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    Lakhan said...

    Hello Gayatri!

    Today I made Sandesh EXACTLY the way you depicted….the TASTE was excellent….but there is a slight problem….inspite of cooking the mixture for even upto six minutes in simmering on the gas stove, I could not get the "JUST-RIGHT" hardness of the khoya…so the Sandesh's were slightly TOO SOFT and NOT THE "NOROM-PAK" hardness the authentic Bengali dish calls for…..

    So, would YOU recommend:

    1) Some refrigeration before putting into the Sandesh mould?
    2) Kneading the khoya in the kneader?
    3) Feel we could get MORE ACCURATE results by microwaving at (say) 60%power and keep stirring and checking every minute for the correct consistency?

    YOUR further views / suggestions to FINE-TUNE your EXCELLENT RECIPES would indeed make the day for hundreds of your readers like myself!/ Best Regards/ Lakhan

    November 22, 2009 1:35 AM

    Lakhan said...

    Hello Gayatri garu!

    This is to congratulate you on
    ONE MORE great recipe….SANDESH!

    Sandesh was our weekend
    foodie-project. We followed your clear-cut instructions with amazing results…...the taste / texture were simply impeccable ...and we join the Bengalis in screaming....

    "DUDYANTO!"

    // Lakhan

    December 27, 2009 10:59 PMDelete

    Swarna said...

    Gayathri,
    I tried adding comment to your sandesh recipe but I didnt find the comment link.
    So posting here
    I doubled your recipe and prepared sandesh The taste was awesome and they came out very cute.
    Thanks
    Swarna

    September 10, 2010 2:50 AM
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    • gayatrivantillu

      Give a try in shopping malls. I got them from there only.

    • girlcool3

      where can i get the modhakam mold in india?

    • hkraju22

      chala chala chala bavundi Gayatrigaaru thanx.




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