Aam Sandesh | How to make Mango Sandesh

Aam Sandesh

Aam Sandesh is my choice for A under my series of Protein Rich Dishes, featuring A to Z Bengali Sweets. I initially wanted to make Aamshotto, which is Mango leather Rollups, stuffed with Sandesh. Though I was tempted much, I decided starting the series with a simpler dish will be easy for me.

I was lucky that I decided on Aam Sandesh as we still had the fruit in season or rather the fag end of the season. I managed to freeze some Banganapalli and used it for this Sweet. When I was reading about the various options I had, I read that Bengalis are very fond of Aam Sandesh, making the best of the seasonal fruit.

Aam Sandesh was the first dish I made for this series. I was so glad because normally when cooking for Mega BMs, I end up cooking a dish that comes way last. Since I had the fruit frozen, I also wanted to ensure I made this soon. So this was prepared without being clubbed with rest.

When we talk about Sandesh, there are three types of Sandesh, namely Kancha Sondesh/ Kancha Golla, Norom Paak and Kora Paak. Kora Pak requires highly skilled knowledge and hence never tried at home. Even I haven’t come across any such recipe for Kora Pak online for my requirement. I have covered both the first types under this series.

I made Sandesh many years ago after much research on the topic. Still, I wanted to document my new found knowledge in this series of A to Z Bengali Sweets on how to prepare soft Chhana for getting soft and silky Bengali Sweets and the method involved in kneading the Chhana.

How to Knead Chhana for Soft Bengali Sweets
How to Make Soft Homemade Chhana for Bengali Sweets

In this A to Z Bengali Sweets for Protein Rich dishes:

A for Aam Sandesh

 

Step by step Pictures for making Chhana for Sandesh

Step by Step Pictures for kneading the chhena

Step by Step Pictures for making Aam Sandesh


Aam Sandesh | How to make Mango Sandesh

Ingredients Needed:

1 cup Paneer / Chhena / Cottage cheese
1 /4 cup Sugar powdered increase if required
1 cup Mango Pulp
Mango Chopped for garnishing
Mixed Nuts for garnishing

Make the Chhana and knead it to soft ball.
Then add half of the sugar and mix well.
Puree the mangoes and sieve to ensure there are no lumps.
Heat a nonstick pan, add the mango puree and cook till it is done. This takes about 5 to 7 mins on high.
Add little sugar and combine well, continue cooking.
Next, add the chhana and combine. Continue cooking for a while till everything is mixed.
Next, add the remaining sugar and let the mix get cooked for another 5 mins.
Do not let the mix overcook, you will end up having a crumbly Sandesh.
If you are going to shape the Sandesh, then press the Sandesh into the mould, let it set at room temperature or refrigerate for an hour or so
Garnish with finely chopped mangoes, nuts before serving

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Aam Sandesh | How to make Mango Sandesh
Aam Sandesh combines the best of the season mangoes with soft Paneer / chhanna to result in a melt in the mouth sweet. Very easy and simple to make Bengali Sweet.
Aam Sandesh
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Course Sweets
Cuisine Bengali
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Diwali
By Diet Protein Rich
Dish Type Paneer Dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 to 7 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Course Sweets
Cuisine Bengali
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Diwali
By Diet Protein Rich
Dish Type Paneer Dishes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 to 7 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Aam Sandesh
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Make the Chhana and knead it to soft ball.
  2. Then add half of the sugar and mix well.
  3. Puree the mangoes and sieve to ensure there are no lumps.
  4. Heat a nonstick pan, add the mango puree and cook till it is done. This takes about 5 to 7 mins on high.
  5. Add sugar and combine well, continue cooking.
  6. Next, add the chhana and combine. Continue cooking for a while till everything is mixed.
  7. Next, add the remaining sugar and let the mix get cooked for another 5 mins.
  8. Do not let the mix overcook, you will end up having a crumbly Sandesh.
  9. If you are going to shape the Sandesh, then press the Sandesh into the mould, let it set at room temperature or refrigerate for an hour or so
  10. Garnish with finely chopped mangoes, nuts before serving
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26 comments

  1. OMG… A to Z bengali sweets? Wow Valli. 🙂 Awesome. We are still getting some mexican mangoes here. Will definitely try this. Looking forward to other sweets as well.

  2. Paneer is such a wonderful protein based ingredient to work with. I am really excited to seeing A to Z Bengali paneer sweets at one place. Hats off to you for making 26 sweets for the month. The Aam sondesh looks mouth watering.

  3. Sondesh is a light and mild sweet and I am sure the mango flavour must have been so delicious . I am really looking forward to this series , all sweets in one place . What more can we ask for . Fantastic Valli .

  4. Wow what a theme… I am still wondering how you managed to come up with A-Z bengali sweets. . . Hats of to Valli for taking up such challenges. Definitely looking forward to all the recipes. Aam sondesh is very inviting and you have done a lot of research in this area.. Loved reading the post..

  5. Hats off to you Valli for such a beautiful theme selection. I love Bengali sweets and I am sure I will end up bookmarking all your recipes. This aam sandesh is a perfect start to the BM. It looks absolutely inviting..

  6. Srivalli, a to z Bengali desserts sounds so challenging to me!! I am now trying to guess the dishes for the difficult alphabets. Anyways, this dish is such a great one to start the series with. I have never made this but my kids will love this for sure.

  7. I have been drooling ever since I read about your theme. Can’t wait for all the awesome sweets. Aam Sondesh is a delectable way to begin. It looks beautiful and lip smacking.

  8. Its seriously amazing to stick with a theme and you came out with A-Z series,am wowwing here. Thats a fabulous pick and this aam sandesh looks absolutely stunning. Delightful dessert.

  9. Hats off to your theme Valli.Going to bookmark so many of your recips as we like Bengali sweets a lot.Looking forward to your sweet recipes..Aam Sandhesh is looking so delicious.

  10. Love the idea of A-Z + Bengali sweets, nothing can beat bengali sweets. Believe me, I have never tried to attempt sandesh, always thought its very difficult to make, but your recipe looks so simple, thinking of giving it a try 😉

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