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Bhapa Sandesh Paturi (Sandesh Steamed in Banana Leaf)

Bhapa Sandesh Paturi (Sandesh Steamed in Banana Leaf)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 60

Cook Time : 20

Total Time : 80

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • milk (made 6 parcels) 1 litre

  • saffron 1/4 tsp

  • lime diluted with 1/4 cup water 1 nos

  • dates, soaked in warm water for an hour 12-15 nos

  • cardamom powder 1/4 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Add the saffron to the milk and bring it to a boil. Switch off the flame and pour in the lime juice. Give it a stir and cover for a minute. The milk will start curdling. Drain on a muslin cloth and place it on a colander for 30 minutes.

  • 02

    Puree the soaked dates and mix with the paneer and cardamom powder. Cut the banana leaf into desired shapes and place them on the fire for a few seconds to make them pliable.

  • 03

    Place a small portion of the mix in the centre and gently fold them into a parcel. Do the same with the rest of the paneer-date mix.

  • 04

    Steam them for 10-12 minutes and set aside to cool. Serve these steamed delicacies at room temperature or chilled as an after meal dessert or when desired.

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