May 24, 2012



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.

Quick Tips

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.

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