Diwali is a Hindu Festival which is called the ‘Festival of Lights’. On this auspicious day, we normally prepare lots of sweets and share them with neighbors, relatives and friends. After 6 pm, everyone starts lighting the diyas (small earthen decorated lamps) followed by scented candles and decorative lights.
Today, I am going to share with you the recipe of a sweet called ‘Sandesh’. It is an Indian Sweet which I had eaten when I was in India. I found it so delicious and nutritious too that I had to ask for the recipe. When I came back home, I tried it and since then I do prepare it occasionally.
Sandesh Sweet Recipe
- 500 g of Paneer
- 1 tbs of Milk
- 1/2 cup of Sugar
- 1/2 tsp of Cardamom Powder
- Grated Coconut
- A pinch of Saffran
- 1 tbs of dried Raisins or sliced Almonds
- Crush the paneer well with your hands on a wooden board. It has to be very soft.
- Add the sugar and cardamom powder.
- Knead well.
- Cook the paneer on low heat for some minutes by stirring continuously so as to dry out the excess water.
- Switch off the heat.
- Let the paneer cool down.
- Knead again.
- Then, make 24 small balls.
- Put the grated coconut in a plate and roll on the small balls in them.
- In a small bowl, mix the saffran with milk.
- Decorate the top of each ball with the saffran and add one dried raisin or sliced almond on top of it.
- Finally put each of them into Cupcake Wrappers.