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Coconut-and-Rose-Sandesh

Coconut Rose Sandesh

Swati
Coconut Rose Sandesh Recipe | How to make Rose flavored Coconut Sandesh with Paneer/Chhena, Desiccated Coconut and Rose Syrup
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Desserts, Indian Mithai Recipes
Cuisine Bengali, Indian
Servings 12 pieces

Equipment

  • Heavy Bottomed Pan/Kadhai
  • Ladle
  • Plate/Dish

Ingredients
  

To make Paneer

  • 1 L Full Fat Milk
  • 1-2 tbsp Lemon Juice/Vinegar

To make Sandesh

  • 1 Cup Crumbled Paneer
  • ½ Cup Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Rose Syrup
  • tbsp Powdered Sugar or add as required
  • Coarsely chopped nuts for garnish optional

Instructions
 

Make Fresh Paneer or Chhena

  • Boil 1 l milk in a pan.
  • When the first boil comes, add juice of 1 lemon/any vinegar.
  • Let the milk curdle. Keep it for 2-3 mins.
  • Strain paneer in cheese cloth and keep the whey for any further use.
  • Squeeze the extra water from paneer and keep it under some heavy weight for 2-3 hrs.
  • Then use as required.
  • Checkout out the detailed recipe to make Homemade Paneer.

Make Sandesh

  • In a heavy bottomed kadhai/non stick pan, heat 1 tbsp ghee on low flame.
  • Now add desiccated coconut and lightly roast it. Only roast till it gives a nutty aroma, take care it should not change color. It will take only 1-2 mins.
  • Now add mashed paneer and sauté for a min. on low flame.
  • Switch off the gas and take out in a plate or dish and let it cool.
  • Once it cools add rose syrup and sugar as per taste. I added about 2½ tbsp of desi Khand/powdered raw sugar.
  • Mix everything well and make a smooth mixture.
  • Make lemon sized balls, press lightly in middle and make small indent.
  • Optional--Garnish with coarsely ground pistachio/cashew nuts or almonds.
  • Refrigerate in an air tight container and consume within 4-5 days.

Notes

Adjust the sweetness as required. Instead of rose syrup you can add mango puree(Mango Sandesh), cocoa powder(Chocolate Sandesh) or orange squash/tang for (Orange Sandesh).
You can also use Ricotta cheese to make it. To use Ricotta in recipe, we will have to cook ricotta till the water content evaporates.
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