November 1, 2011

'Sandesh' ..A Bengali sweet treat !

This sweet was made for Diwali as well  but it is an all-time favorite for all Bengalis and people with and without sweet tooth seem to like it equally!

Ingredients : 
1 lb. Ricotta cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. cardamom powder
 Pistachios and raisins for garnishing

Step 1 : Cooking cheese and sugar on low flame
1. Knead cheese into a fine, smooth paste. In a wok over low heat, cook cheese and sugar, stirring continuously.This step can take long depending on quantity . I doubled the amount and it took around 2 hours. When sugar has melted and cheese starts leaving sides add cardamom powder. 

Dividing mixture into individual portions
2. Remove from heat and keep stirring for 5 minutes. While still warm, divide into 25-30 portions. Mold each portion into desired shape. Decorate with raisins and pistachios. I alternated but you can use any one / both. Serve at room temperature.

The final product !
'It was hard to eat just one' !! So give it a try :)

Ajanta from Amherst

1 comment:

  1. Super-yum! My favorite dessert & so easy to prepare! Thanks Ajanta! :)