Sandesh Mishti - Bengali Dessert

Sandesh Mishti - Bengali Dessert

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this recipe for Sandesh, one of West Bengal's most popular sweet molded desserts.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Soak almond and pistachio slivers and saffron in warm milk . Keep aside to use as a topping. If nuts do not soak up all the milk by the time you are ready to use them, drain before you use the nuts as a topping.
  3. Step 3

    Mix paneer and milk powder in a pan and cook on a medium flame stirring continuously for 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Allow mixture to cool.
  5. Step 5

    Add sugar, pistachio extract, and cardamom powder and mix until a smooth dough is formed.
  6. Step 6

    Lightly grease the molds with ghee.
  7. Step 7

    Put a little topping mixture (soaked almonds, pistachios and saffron strands) in each mold.
  8. Step 8

    Press some of the prepared paneer mixture on top of the topping in each mold and shape.
  9. Step 9

    Chill for a few hours, unmold carefully, and serve.