Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe (Chocolate Infused Cottage Cheese Dessert)

Made with homemade Indian cottage cheese, also known as chenna and combined with a rich milk chocolate.

Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe (Chocolate Infused Cottage Cheese Dessert)
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Chocolate Sandesh Recipe is a fusion Indian sweet, made of homemade Indian cottage cheese, also known as chenna and combined with a rich milk chocolate. Sandesh is a popular Bengali dessert and this takes the festivities up a notch by adding a touch of chocolate to give it a rich and full-bodied texture. When making the sandesh, it is important to make the chenna (homemade paneer) extremely soft. If the chenna becomes rubbery then the sandesh will not have a melt in the mouth texture.

Serve the Chocolate Sandesh as a festive sweet for Diwali Sweets or Navratri Sweets or a special occasion in the family.

Some other popular Bengali sweet recipes are:

  1.  Traditional Rasgullas,
  2. Gulab Sandesh,
  3. Dark Chocolate Sandesh

Cuisine: Bengali Recipes
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

55 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 100 grams Milk chocolate , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 2 cups Chenna (Homemade Cottage Cheese) , (2 recipe portions)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar , powdered
  • 1/4 cup Dates , pitted and cut lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon Pistachios , finely chopped

How to make Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe (Chocolate Infused Cottage Cheese Dessert)

  1. To begin making the Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe,click on the recipe link Chenna Recipe (Homemade Cottage Cheese | A High Protein Snack) to keep the paneer ready. 

  2. In a sauce pan add the butter and chocolate. With heat on medium melt the chocolate stirring continuously. Once the chocolate has melted turn off the heat and allow it to cool completely. Keep aside.

  3. Once the chocolate has cooled cooled, in a stand mixer beat together the chocolate and cottage cheese until well combined.

  4. Heat a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat; add the above mixture and the chopped pistachios and stir continuously until it comes together like a ball of dough. The dough will leave the sides of the pan; at this stage turn off the heat and allow the mixture to cool completely. Keep aside. The chocolate sandesh is ready to be shaped.

  5. Take a rolling pin, grease the surface with butter and place the sandesh mixture on the greased surface.  Roll to make the sandesh flat evenly and shape them into a square.  Cut the Chocolate Sandesh into equal size square pieces. 

  6. Press in the sliced dates on top of the Chocolate Sandesh and refrigerate in an airtight box to set for a couple of hours.

  7. Serve the Chocolate Sandesh as a festive sweet for Diwali Sweets or Navratri Sweets or a special occasion in the family.

Last Modified On Thursday, 21 September 2017 16:16
     
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