Fruit Sandesh is a delightful mix of Kancha Golla Sandesh with Fruits and Norom Paak Sandesh that are again cooked with nuts. As I had mentioned, I took advantage of the long weekend I had during our Independence day and I was making a handful of Sandesh that day. I knew I had planned on making Fruits Sandesh, inspired from here. However, I went ahead with my own idea and only while I was assembling did it strike me that I could as well make a Trirangi Sandesh.
I have been wanting to make something special with Tricolour theme, so glad I finally did this. Everything came together beautifully that I was so happy with the final output. I made only this one serving as it was quite huge. Konda enjoyed the whole dessert herself for breakfast.
For this Sandesh, I used Oranges, Apple and Kiwi for the respective colours in our Indian Flag. I used Kancha Golla Sandesh for Green layer, White Layer. Green Layer had a tiny drop of green colour mixed, that I borrowed from Veena. I could’ve gone with pista, but I simply went ahead with it. Orange Layer was Norom Paak with Orange.
I knew it was going to be tough when following A to Z series and cooking so many dishes together, that I might post a dish without a recipe as the main dish follows later! It happened just as I thought. Certain dishes were cooked first and based on that, I did few more. In the end, the derived dishes are coming out first and the main dish later. So in this case, I will not share the dish right away but will only talk about how I layered it. Will update once I reach that dish..:)
When I started the Sandesh dishes for cooking, I again had to group similar Sandesh together and plan it well. Because certain flavours were needed for some other alphabets, I had to save few for those finished dishes and served the rest. For this Fruit Sandesh too I took one batch which was approximately 1 cup or 250 ml milk. This yields about 4 to 5 pieces depending on the size. I divided 1 cup into 3 portions, out of which I used one portion of each flavour.
In this A to Z Bengali Sweets for Protein Rich dishes:
Step by Step Pictures for making Soft chhana for Bengali Sweets
Step by Step Pictures for Kneading the fresh Chhana for Kancha Golla
Step by Step Pictures for Kneading the fresh Chhana for Norom Paak
Step By Step Pictures for Layering Fruit Sandesh
Fruit Sandesh | How to make Tricolour Sandesh
1 cup Paneer / Chhena / Cottage cheese
1/2 cup Sugar powdered increase if required
1 Kiwi sliced and used as per need
1 Apple sliced and used as per need
1 Orange sliced and used as per need
Mixed Nuts for garnishing
Green Food Colour a tiny drop
How to make and layer the Fruit Sandesh
Make the Chhana and knead it to soft ball.
All 1/2 cup sugar to the chhana and knead well.
Now divide that into 3 portions.
Kancha Gollo mixed with tiny Apple pieces
Kancha Golla mixed with a tiny green colour
Assembling Triranga Sandesh
In the serving glass, first layer the Kiwi slices
Top it with Green Kancha Gollo
Next layer with apple slices
Top with While Kancha Golla with Apple bits
Next layer with orange slices
Top with Orange Sandesh.
Finally garnish on the top with orange, kiwi and apple bits along with pista and almond bits.
Chhana mixed with sugar needs to be cooked only for about 5 mins max, else you will end up having crumbly paneer on hand.
This is best served chill.
You can increase the sugar depending on the sweetness of your fruits used.
Each layer can be topped with icing sugar or finely powered sugar for more sweetness.