Bengali Kesari Sondesh

4.10 from 8 votes

Sondesh is a sweet and delicious Bengali dessert which is made from fresh chena. Sondesh is a delicacy served as a dessert, made by several different ways using freshly made chena, sugar, flavored with cardamom powder. Here i am using saffron for making it.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Served AsSnacks
Servings 6


  • 1 Litter full cream milk
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Powdered Sugar
  • 10 nos. Saffron strands
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom powder
  • Pistachio for garnish


  • Soak the saffron strands in 2 tbsp warm milk, keep aside. Boil the milk over medium heat. Add lemon juice and stir the milk curdles. Strain and immediately refresh the milk solids in cold water.
  • Now put the chhenna in muslin cloth and squeeze till all the water is drained out. Knead it like a dough with the heel of your palm until smooth, it will take around 10 minutes.
  • Add saffron, sugar and cardamom powder. Mix well and knead again for 5 minutes. Cook the mixture in a non stick pan for 5 to 6 minutes over medium flame.
  • Remove from heat and divide the mixture in equal portion. Make 12 sondesh. Make a small hole on top and place the pistachio on it. refrigerate. Serve cold.

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