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Monday, October 24, 2011

Sandesh Recipe - Kesar Sandesh | Easy Diwali Sweets Recipes

Sandesh Recipe
Sandesh is nothing but cheese fudge or to be in precise its paneer fudge flavoured with pistachios and saffron. So the diwali celebration marathon is getting to an end with this post for this year. Hope you enjoyed as much as I did preparing for it! :)

Wishing all my readers and friends a very happy diwali!!
Sandesh Recipe
I have made it sandesh with kesar you can make it plain or even orange flavoured. This is a very easy sweet recipe so you can even make it in the last min.Now what are you waiting for? Its your turn to make this yummy sweet and dont forget to leave a comment :)
Sandesh Recipe

Sandesh Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 30 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : around 10
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian | Recipe Reference: E-Curry


Milk - 1 litre (preferably full cream)
Lemon Juice - 1.5 tbsp
Powdered Sugar - 1/8 cup(heaped cup)
Pista - 1 tbsp powdered coarsely(just for garnishing)
Kesar / Saffron - few strands

Method:

  1. Bring milk to a boil, then add lemon juice. The milk will start curdling and the water will seperate, keep stirring to avoid burning at the bottom and until the water completely sepeartes. Switch off. Collect the paneer and transfer it to a muslin cloth, tie and hang it for atleast 30mins for all the remaining water to get strained.
    How to make rajma masala - Step1
  2. Then open and wash it well with water to get rid of the sour taste of lemon.Squeeze excess water.Then add powdered sugar with this paneer and grind it a smooth paste.The orginal recipe says just to knead, but grinding makes it even more easier.
    How to make rajma masala - Step2
  3. Now transfer this grinded mixture to a nonstick tawa and cook for 10mins(just 8-10mins not more than that).First it will be sticky slowly it will turn into a nonsticky mixture.
    How to make rajma masala - Step3
  4. Can you see the difference, now while it starts turning non-sticky then add saffron strands and mix well.When the saffron is absorbed and is totally non-sticky it will slightly change its texture and color. Switch off at this stage.Collect this mixture in a bowl , the final stage mixture is called "Makha" - the not yet moulded sandesh .l When it is warm make a small ball and flatten it slightly with ur palms. Make a small dent and garnish with pistachios.It will harden while cooling so sure it will not be as fragile as when we mould it.
    How to make rajma masala - Step4
This is the easiest paneer sweet I have tried, just few mins and you are done with this yummy milk sweet.
Kesar Sandesh

My Notes:

  • In total, the paneer cooking time should be only 10mins or little less, but sure not more than that else it will get dried and become crumbly then you will not be able to mould it.
  • If the paneer is over cooked we cannot roll them into balls if it is undercooked you will feel the raw taste of paneer so take care while cooking.
  • If in case the mixture gets dried then add little milk, knead it once then mould it to your favourite shape.
  • You can also add kesar while kneading itself but I added it while cooking
Sandesh Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J

60 comments:

  1. Happy Deepavali Sharmi to u n to ur family!!! this is such an yumm sweet .. too good..

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  2. Droolworthy sandesh. I too was planning to make some for this diwali.:)

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  3. I love sondesh and now I too want to make it again. Very nicely presented!

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  4. Mouthwatering sandesh sharmi, presentation is mind blowing.

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  5. Sandesh looks so delicious and such a yummy sweet...superb presentation...Happy Diwali!!!

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  6. Mouthwatering here,delicious and tempting sweet

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  7. Love this simple and gratifying recipe of Sandesh....Sandesh look very yum.....

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  8. happy diwali to you ...awesome clicks dear...love the second one

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  9. Yummy treat for the eyes...Looks perfect....Happy Diwali to U...

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  10. wow, they look yum yum..Happy Diwali dear..

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  11. Lovely preparation.. Simply adore your pack of sandesh.. the 1st picture..
    Krithi's Kitchen
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  12. Mouthwatering sandesh sharmi, presentation is mind blowing.....Happy Diwali...

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  13. Happy diwali to you,sandesh looks so tempting.

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  14. well prepared for diwali. Sandesh looks gorgeous n fabulous... Wish u n ur family a happy diwali...:)

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  15. Happy diwali ... Wow looks yummy and delicious ....

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  16. this is easily one of my fave sweets :) have a good deepavali sharmi :)

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  17. Happy Diwali Sharmi! Amazing recipe..am so going to try it today and post the recipe tomm:-))) thx for this super quick recipe!

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  18. Looks stunning :) Perfect or rather looks better than the shop ones. Amazing recipes this season :) Lend me some energy to work like you :) You rock :)

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  19. They look beautiful and nice click..wish you and your family a happy and prosperous deepavali..

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  20. Easy and quick recipe. I will try it. Shall i replace store bought paneer(milky mist) instead of home made?

    "Wish you a very Happy Diwali", (i have mailed you my kaju picture).

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  21. I have never made this before .. seems easy and of course I love paneer :)

    Vardhini
    Event: Halloween Fiesta

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  22. @Nithya : You can but the texture and taste with homemade fresh paneer is good compared to shop ones.

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  23. Anything with milk I am ready at anytime, like ur presentation, Happy Deepavali to u and ur family!

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  24. Super delicious and cute looking sandesh,happy diwali wishes sharmi..

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  25. Thanks Sharmi...the recipe looks a breeze..its for sure a Diwali treat from you..for all your efforts to share your gooodie secrets, with us...Here's wishing you Happy Diwali, a very beautiful one with your loved ones...!

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  26. Hi, it looks awesome.. I wanted to know if I can prepare this with store bought paneer slabs?

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  27. Awesome snaps. Sandesh looks so inviting...

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  28. Wow! Mouthwatering sweet. Superb clicks Sharmi!
    Happy Diwali!

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  29. Nicely done sandesh and beautifully presented..loved it

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  30. you are making me drool here...happy diwali.

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  31. These are gorgeous, perfect sandesh!!! Happy & prosperous diwali Sharmi!!!!

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  32. This is really a helpful post to me. :-) easy rt?
    They looks gorgeous as usual. Happy Diwali to you and your family.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  33. beautiful clicks as usual dear...sandesh looks yummy nd so cute..happy diwali..

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  34. Looks delicious and so easy to make, would love to try one day:) Happy Diwali to you and family!

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  35. Very delicious and easy to prepare sweet.

    Wish you and your family a very happy and safe diwali.

    -Lavanya
    My Recent Post: Boondhi Ladoo

    My Recent Post: Kaara Boondhi

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  36. Hi Sharmi, Firstly am head over heels over the cute little pedas:-) Awesome clicks!!
    Secondly:I tried it today and came out perfect!! Thank u...I have put the clicks in my blog:-)
    Happy Diwali to you and family:-)

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  37. Hey Sharmi, amazing snaps dear. A nice way to celebrate diwali. Lovely and tempting too.

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  38. Wish you and your family a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
    Sandesh looks delicious, yummy and tempting.

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  39. Have a fun filled Diwali. awesome presentation.

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  40. Happy diwali to u and ur family.. wonderful presentation.. love this sweet

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  41. Wish you a very happy Diwali :-). Very beautfully presention and so cute.

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  42. Perfect looking Sandesh, Happy Diwali to u and family dear. I had blast seeing all ur sweets sharmi...since I am commited with so many works this year :)

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  43. Sandesh looks delicious. Wish you and family a happy and prosperous Diwali.

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  44. These looks so delicious! Question--how many balls can you make using one liter of milk?

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  45. @Kavita: It will yield around 15-18 small balls.

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  46. Very well documented post. The photos look amazing and the sandesh looks delicious.

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  47. Thanks for the recipe. pictures are great! Was infact looking for some Sandesh recipe. This seems perfect!

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  48. wow... easy & yummm !!! nice pic too.... ll defenitely try it

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  49. Just made it. didn't rinse to get rid of the sourness since i like its little bit sour. I put the saffron strands from the beginning and at the end added a little bit of cardamom powder. It came out just great.
    Just for your information, I make pedhas for a long time out of milk powder, sour cream and etc. but was very lazy to make it from paneer. Therefore, I think you are a wizard otherwise i cannot understand how I started making so many things since my daughter found your blog. I sent the link of your blog to my non-Indian friends and you won't believe but even they started making varieties for the weekends. Now you can believe me that you are A WIZARD!!!!!!
    Awaiting for the next posts.

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  50. I think next time I am going to use the Ricotta Cheese with a cup of sour double cream instead of paneer and that's just because I, live out of India, is just lazy and lazy.

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  51. Hi Sharmi
    I made this Sandesh today n come out really good...my kids loved it a lot. will be posting it tomorrow as my 400th post :)
    thanks again for sharing!
    Spicy Treats

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  52. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe. I was looking for it. I tried and it came out really well.

    Thanks again.
    Vinee
    www.amazingrasoi.com

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  53. Looks yummy! Can you add mango puree to this to add flavor?

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  54. They just look amazing:) Love ur site... :)

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  55. hi sharmi..can we use store bought paneer to make this receipe..plz reply asap!!!

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