Bhapa Sandesh Paturi (Sandesh Steamed in Banana Leaf)

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Bhapa Sandesh Paturi (Sandesh Steamed in Banana Leaf)


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 20 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 20 Min


Serves : 6
  • 1 litre milk (made 6 parcels)

  • 1/4 tsp saffron

  • 1 nos lime diluted with 1/4 cup water

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

  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.