Nolen Gurer Sandesh

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Sandesh is a popular and signature sweet from Bengal and in winters it is made with sugary sweet Dates palm syrup or its Jaggery which gives Sandesh a very nice and different flavour.

Ingredients:-  ( Serves 10 )

  • 1 Litre full fat Milk / Gada Gayi ka Doodh
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar / Sirkha
  • 2+1/2 tbsp Dates Jaggery or any Jaggery / Gud
  • 1/2 tsp green Cardamom powder / Hari elaechi powder
  • Some Pistachios / Pista

Method:-

  1. Heat milk till it comes to boil and then switch off the stove.
  2. Mix equal quantity of water to the amount of Vinegar taken that is 2 tablespoons of Water with 2 tablespoons of Vinegar.
  3. Add this to the boiled Milk and stir..Milk will curdle within 4-5 minutes.
  4. Now add enough Water,about a litre to the curdled Milk to drop its temperature.
  5. Keeping a thin cotton or muslin cloth over a sieve or colander strain to separate the curdled milk from the whey.
  6. Now tie the made sack and lightly squeeze it to remove excess Water.
  7. Then either hang it or keep it under lite weight over a sieve to remove more Water for about an hour.
  8. Now Channa / Paneer ( Cottage cheese ) is ready.
  9. Take it out in a thali,knead mash it using your palms for 5-7 minutes until creamy soft.
  10. Add it to a non stick pan along with Jaggery.
  11. Cook on a low heat stirring continuously till it gets into one mass and is non sticky to when taken a little portion in hand.
  12. Before switching from mix Cardamom powder.
  13. Remove from flame drop into a plate and let it cool down.
  14. Take small portions make any desired shape or design to make Sandesh.
  15. You can garnish with Almonds or Pistachios.
  16. Chill and serve.

Tips :-

  • Milk tends to stick to bottom,so keep on stirring in between while Milk comes to boil.
  • Adding Water to Vinegar helps to make Channa / Paneer soft.
  • You can also curdle Milk using equal quantity of Lemon juice.
  • Wash the curdled milk with enough plain Water to remove the Lemony smell.
  • Channa whey is high in protein you can use it to make curry.
  • You can eep Sandesh in fridge for about a week.

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