Bhapa Sandesh

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Bhapa Sandesh


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :15 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 55 Min


Serves : 2
  • Whole Milk / Full Fat Milk - 2 liters

  • Sugar - 6-7 tbsp or as per the taste

  • Vinegar or Lemon Juice - of a big lime mix with 2 tsp of water.

  • Cardamom (crushed ) - 2 or Cardamom Powder - a pinch

  • Chopped Pistachios ( optional ) - 2-3 tbsp

  • Saffron - few standard (8-9)


  • Boil the milk in a big pan and stir continuously. Once the milk starts boiling, lower the flame.
  • Pour the lemon juice or vinegar. Stir the milk.
  • Once the milk starts curdling, and it changes into chenna (cottage cheese) and greenish water, remove the pan from flame.
  • Leave the chenna / channa in this condition for 5-7 minutes.
  • Put it over a soft cotton cloth / or a cheese cloth (if you have any). Let all the water drain away.
  • Now put this cloth with the chenna under running cold water for 2-3 minutes. This will help to remove the smell of lemon.
  • Hang the chenna along with the cloth on the kitchen tap / faucet for 30 minutes.
  • Please note that the Chenna shouldn’t get too dry. If it gets dry, the Sandesh won’t be soft enough.
  • Now in a big bowl, take the chenna out, add sugar and mix it nicely.
  • Once it gets soft and smooth, add the cardamom powder. Again knead it nicely, until you feel oily on your palm.
  • Add the chopped pistachios. ( you can use food processor for the mixing and kneading )
  • Take a steel container, grease it with non-stick spray or butter. Pour the cheese mixture into the container, sprinkle the saffron strands and cover it with lid.
  • If you don't have any container with lid, take a cake mould and cover it tightly with aluminium foil. 
  • Take a Idli cooker add 2 cups water and place the container carefully.
  • Cover the cooker's with lid. Let it cook on low to medium heat for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Once it is done, let it cool down first at room temperature. Then put the container into the refrigerator for half an hour.
  • Cut it into the pieces. Bhapa Sandesh is ready!! Sprinkle or decorated with some dry fruits and serve!