Monday, June 10, 2013

Gulkand Sandesh

BM # 29    Week 2   Day 1

For this week I shall be making sweet treats .After a meal normally we look around for a little piece of something sweet , it can be a piece of chocolate or a cream biscuit. Of course a well made sweet is welcome. Sandesh is a sweet from Bengal and very light and low cal .It is basically cottage cheese which is sweetened and flavored. You could call it a cheese fudge.I think this is one of the simplest desserts where you cannot go wrong.I used Gulkand to sweeten the sandesh…yes it is my love for roses that pulls me to these innovations.I had made these for Holi put could not post the recipe then. To check the rest of Holi recipes , check here.

1 litre cow’s milk 
2 tsp vinegar / lemon juice 
2-4 tsp gulkand
Powdered pista and cardamom
Almond slices
Boil the milk. 
Add vinegar, the milk will curdle. 
Switch off gas . 
Strain the curdled milk in a cheese cloth. 
Place this under a running tap, this shall remove all tarty flavor from the cheese. 
Place it in a non stick pan and add gulkand , cook till dry. 
It shall be sticky in the beginning. 
Once it dries up remove from the pan and knead it well. 
Do check the sugar, before moulding. 
I moulded them with my hands and put in a small depression . 
I filled the depression with powdered pista and cardamon. 
Garnish with almond slices.

These go to Sowmya's Kid's Delight an event by Valli

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  1. so pretty...the perfect way to end a meal

  2. Wow easy and delicious desert...

  3. Love that cute pink colour. Must be very aromatic too.We basically love paneer in any form, that too as a dessert, mmm divine! !!

  4. Looks very pretty...and innovative as well..

  5. love the rose flavor in the sandesh... yum...

  6. Very cute and super aromatic sandesh, would love to give a try soon.

  7. Lovely dessert. I love Bengali sweets and am bookmarking these too from your blog :)

  8. Love those, pale pink colored sandesh. Bet the gulkhand addition makes sandesh more special.

  9. Sondesh with Gulkhand flavor!!! I can imagen the flavor and taste wonder ful combination....

  10. Easy and delicious! I like the side lighting in the first picture, direct sunlight on the sandesh.

  11. Beautiful pics and beautiful recipe of a sandesh. I have so much of chenna must try making it.

  12. I have gulkand at home.. we mix it with milk and drink.. this is a nice way to use them.. Cute little desserts

  13. The first pic is beautiful, Vaishali.

  14. Those sandesh look so pretty in pink. Addition of gulkand is a genius idea.

  15. They look so cute and a very nice presentation. Will try this out soon...

  16. Gulkand in sandesh is really innovative!! very tempting!

  17. The second pic is soooo good!!! am drooling here... love the idea of adding gulkand to the delicious sandesh and making them more delicious.. Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!
    Event - Authentic Indian Sweets w giveaway
    Event - Kid's delight - Sweet Treats

  18. Please add the event logo for the Kid's delight event. It is mandatory... Thanks..