Sondesh is a very popular Bengali sweet which is prepared from homemade chenna / paneer made out of fresh full cream milk. How about a quicker method? This is the steamed version and I prepared it out of 'Amul Paneer'. It cuts down a lot of your precious time.
I usually prepare this sweet when I want something typically Bengali as I miss Kolkata Sondesh. Those were the days when I used to savour it quite often during my stay in the city. Sweet memories. So to prepare this delicacy, check for a step by step guide with pictures to prepare it.
- 200 gms. Amul Paneer
- 4 tbsp. brown sugar, powdered
- 1/4 tsp. cardamom powder
- 1 1/2 tsp. rose water
- 1 tsp. chopped pista to garnish
- 1/2 tsp. ghee to grease
Blend the paneer till smooth. Add the sugar, cardamom powder and rose water. Mix well and transfer to a greased container / steel tiffin box with a lid.
In the absence of a tiffin box close the container in which it is being steamed with an aluminium foil.
Place the tiffin box in a pressure cooker which has some water in the bottom. Close the lid of the cooker and do not place the vent. It can also be steamed in a pan with a lid or in a steamer. The choice is yours.
Steam for 13-15 minutes (5 minutes on high and the remaining on low flame). When it cools down, cut into desired shapes and garnish with chopped pista. Chill to serve.
Blend the paneer till smooth.
Add the sugar, cardamom powder and rose water. Mix well.
Cut into desired shapes and serve, garnished with chopped pistachios.