Pista Sandesh Recipe

A Bengali dessert made with chenna and sugar

Sasmita Sahoo
Pista Sandesh Recipe
1352 ratings.

Sandesh is a popular moist sweet fudge in the Bengali cuisine which has chenna as the main ingredient. This sweet can be made easily at home and requires just two ingredients:chenna and sugar. So with very less ingredients, this yummy sweet dish can be enjoyed. Pista Sandesh is perfect for gifting in festivals as it's easy to make if chenna is ready. Instead of making plain sandesh, adding pistachio powder makes this more tasty. 

Pista Sandesh makes for a delicious sweet for special occasions like festivals, get together etc.

Other Sandesh recipes that you can try are:

  1. Gulab Sandesh Recipe
  2. Bengali Special Chocolate Sandesh Recipe
  3. Dark Chocolate Sandesh (Shondesh) Dipped In Chocolate Recipe

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

5 M

Cooks in

15 M

Total in

20 M


5 Servings


  • 250 grams Chenna (Homemade Cottage Cheese)
  • 7 tablespoons Sugar , powdered
  • 2 teaspoons Corn flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Pistachios , powdered
  • pinch Food Color , green (optional)

How to make Pista Sandesh Recipe

  1. To begin the preparation of Pista Sandesh, take chenna in a grinder jar. The chenna used here, can be homemade or store bought.

  2. Add powdered sugar and corn flour. Grind until a smooth texture.

  3. Put the mixture in a non-stick heavy bottomed pan and cook on very low heat for 8-10 mins. Take care not to change the color of the mixture.

  4. When the mixture turns dry and thick, switch off the flame and transfer to a bowl. 

  5. Add powdered pistachios and green color.

  6. Knead very well and make into desired shapes.

  7. Garnish with pistachio and keep refrigerated till serving time. 

  8. Serve the Pista Sandesh as a yummy dessert.

Adding corn flour is optional.

The pista sandesh tastes best when served chilled.