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Sondesh is traditional bengali sweet dish prepared with khoya and cottage cheese. Feel the sweetness of Bengal in your own kitchen today and remember, prepare it with love. It will be more tasty. Offered as prasad to Goddess Durga in Durga Puja festival .
Preperation of Sondesh - Sweet Receipe.
Dissolve acid or lemon juice in 1/2 cup warm water
Put milk to boil. When it rises, pour acidic water all over it.
Reduce heat and stir till fully curdled.
When whey and water separate completely, remove from heat.
Strain in clean muslin cloth.
Hold under running water for a minute.
Press out excess water and hang for 15 minutes (paneer is made).
Empty the paneer in a large plate.
Take 2 tbsp. of paneer in a heavy pan and add cornflour.
Heat on med. flame stirring continuously for 3-4 minutes.
Cool, add to paneer in plate, add sugar, essence and colour.
Mix till very smooth.
Lightly grease and dust moulds with ghee and cornflour.
Mix topping ingredients.
Sprinkle little topping in each mould.
Press paneer mixture into it and level top.
Chill for 3-4 hours. Unmould carefully.
Serve chilled in individual paper cups
Ingredients for preperation of Sondesh :
1 litre milk preboiled and top cream removed
1/2 tsp. citric acid or
juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp. cornflour
1/2 cup sugar ground fine
1/4 tsp. essence of choice
few drops colour to match essence flavour
(eg. green with pista essence)
1 tsp. slivered pistas and almonds
1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
Small moulds of choice