Bhapa Sandesh Paturi (Sandesh Steamed in Banana Leaf)
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.