Bengali desserts are great charmers. Sandesh is a super hit sweet, made with sweetened cottage cheese and flavored with cardamom and kesar.


  • 150 gm paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1/2 cup khoya - grated
  • 4 green cardamom - crushed
  • Large pinch of kesar (saffron)
  • 6 Tbsp sugar / gur
  • 6 almonds - shredded thin lengthwise


  1. Blend the paneer, khoya and sugar/gur together till smooth. You can do this in a blender or use the back of a katori to mash them together.
  2. Mix in the elaichi and set in a layer about 1/2" thick.
  3. Refrigerate till set and cut into squares or diamonds and serve.