Bengali Kesari Sondesh

4.30 from 3 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 AsDinner, Lunch
Servings 4


  • full cream milk 1 litter
  • lemon juice 2 tbsp
  • sugar powder 1 tbsp
  • saffron strands 10
  • cardamom powder 1 tsp
  • 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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