ALMOND ELAICHI SANDESH | HOW TO COOK SANDESH AT HOME | SANDESH RECIPE

On the eve of Nandotsava, here’s presenting Almond Elaichi Sandesh, sandesh cooked with almonds flavoured with cardamom. This sandesh recipe can be cooked easily with chena , sugar and Cardamom, ingredients mostly available at home.

Nandotsava, festival celebrated the day after the festival Janmashtami. It is believed that all the villagers of Braj visited Nand Baba’s house to see little Krishna and congratulate Mata Yashoda.

Sandesh is very popular in West Bengal. Mostly cooked with chena,sugar , this sweet delicacy has now many variants like Aam Sandesh, pineapple sandesh.

This Almond Elaichi Sandesh is very easy to cook.

  • Cuisine – Indian
  • Course – Dessert
  • Prep time -10 minutes
  • Cooking time -20 minutes
  • Author Tina

HOW TO COOK ALMOND ELAICHI SANDESH AT HOME

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.5 litre Milk
  • 10-15 Spoon Milk Powder
  • 6 Lemons
  • 6-8 Cardamom Pods
  • 200 gm Crystal Sugar
  • 10-12 Almond( Chopped)

YIELDS-15

  1. Pour Milk in a bowl. Let it boil.

2) Cut lemons into half. Squeeze the juice from the lemon in a bowl. ( Using lemon in milk curdling is the best option,as it gives a nice aroma to the curdled milk)

3) Put the juice in the milk, as soon milk starts boiling

4) Stir slowly so that the juice gets mixed with the milk. Generally milk curdles as soon lime juice is added.

5) Prepare some extra juice in case needed.

6) As soon greenish whey is visible, extract the chana/chena from it.

7) Drain out the excess water from the chana/chena.

8) Put a bowl/pan in oven. Put the chana/ chena in it. Add 4-6 spoon Milk Powder.

9) Start mixing. Mash them with a spatula so that no lumps are formed.

10) Continue mixing for 4-5 minutes.Stir continuously so that, chena doesn’t get stick to bottom of the pan.

11) Add 200 gm Crystal Sugar. (Using crystal sugar in making sweets is wonderful, as the mixture becomes less runny , also sugar need time to dissolve, crystal sugar dissolves easily)

12)Crush cardamom pods with mortar-pestle and put it in pan.

13)Mix them throughly. Then add half of the chopped almonds.

14)With a spatula mix everything. Make sure to cook this phase in low flame. Stir continuously so that chena doesn’t get stick to the pan.

15) Take a plate, brush ghee/butter on it. Transfer the chena on the plate.

16) Add milk powder as much needed ( here I have used 6 spoon of milk powder)

17) Start kneading. Knead well but don’t dry out the mixture.

18) Apply dollops of ghee on both palms. Make chena ball with palm, flatten them. Put single slice of chopped almond on each.

Keep it in refrigerator for 10-15 minutes( Cover it otherwise Sandesh will become dry )

ENJOY!!

HAPPY NANDOTSAVA

26 Comments Add yours

  1. francisashis says:

    Looks delicious because I haven’t tried it yet so allowing my eyes to feast over it.Thanks for sharing.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you for your love ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. francisashis says:

    It’s my pleasure.πŸŒΉπŸ‘πŸ™

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  3. Era says:

    delicious πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you EraπŸ’–

      Like

      1. Era says:

        Anytime πŸ’›

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  4. Hummmm…, sounds delicious Tina!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you Paulo

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  5. Sandra says:

    Another beautiful recipe! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      So glad to hear from you dear πŸ€— Thank you dear πŸ€—β€οΈ

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Yum yum Yum, Sandesh is my favorite πŸ˜€

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    1. Let's Cook says:

      I love sandesh too πŸ˜„πŸ˜‹

      Like

  7. Let’s do a collab post Tina, I will mail you the details πŸ™‚

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    1. Let's Cook says:

      Sure dear πŸ€—β€οΈ

      Like

  8. Its new sweet for me I love to have Bengali sweet it quiet interesting.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you so much dear ❀️
      Glad to hear from you 🌼

      Like

  9. Halbarbera says:

    Satisfy your sweet tooth, the Sandesh way, at least once in your lifetime.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Another Traveling Foodie says:

    These look so so so delicious! 😍

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you so much dear ❀️

      Like

  11. Nisha Sharma says:

    Woww what a fragrant and tasty sandesh recipe

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you dear πŸ€—

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Thank You for following my blog, Tina. Your support is appreciated. Great food photography..

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Let's Cook says:

      Thank you for your time and consideration

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Almond desserts are among my favorites. Well Done! πŸπŸ‚πŸŒΎ

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