A very popular Bengali sweet. Recipe from Nestle.
Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes 10 - 12
MILKMAID sweetened condensed milk : 1 tin
Paneer cottage cheese : ½ kg (500 g)
Full cream milk powder : 2 heaped tablespoon
Powdered sugar : 2 tablespoon
Maida (all purpose flour) : 1 heaped tablespoon
Blend all the ingredients to get a smooth paste. (You could use a mixer).
Heat the mixture in a thick bottomed pan.
Once heated, reduce flame and cook on slow heat, stirring continuously for 15 to 20 minutes or till dry enough.
Pour onto a greased plate and cool and cut into desired shape and size.
For Kesar Sandesh, blend ½ tsp of kesar soaked in ½ tsp water with all the ingredient in first step.
For Mango Sandesh, add ¼ tsp mango flavor and 2 to 3 drops of yellow colour to the mixture after step 3. Mix well and pour onto a greased plate and cool.
If kesar is not available use orange – red food colour and saffron essence. Mixer may be used to knead paneer and maida into a soft dough.