chocolate sandesh recipe
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chocolate sandesh

chocolate sandesh is a chocolate based variation of the popular cottage cheese sweet fudge from bengal.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: sweets
Cuisine: bengali, indian
Servings: 9 to 10 sandesh
Author: Dassana Amit

Ingredients

  • 300 to 350 grams chenna or chenna made from 1 litre of cow's milk
  • 1 tablespoon dark cocoa or regular cocoa powder
  • 4 to 5 tablespoon unrefined organic cane sugar or regular sugar or add as required

Instructions

  • you will need fresh chenna to make the sandesh. please refer to chenna recipe.
  • once the chenna is ready. then you just crumble it and blitz in a blender or grinder with cocoa powder and sugar, till the mixture becomes smooth.

making chocolate sandesh

  • add this mixture to a thick bottomed non stick pan or frying pan. with continuous stirring begin to cook on a low flame.
  • after a few minutes, the mixture will come to have a smooth and molten consistency.
  • continue to stir and cook. you will see in pic 4 above, that the color has darkened and the sandesh mixture has lost its moisture and has started coming together. the chenna should have some moistness and must not have a dense rubbery texture. also no oil or fat should be released from the sandesh mixture.
  • it will take about 5 to 6 minutes to get this texture on a low flame. the timing may vary depending on the intensity of the flame, the size and quality of the pan and the quality of chenna.
  • take all of the sandesh mixture on a small thali or plate. let it become warm or cool down completely. gently knead the mixture.
  • the kneaded sandesh mixture is shown in pic 6 above.
  • make small or medium sized balls from the sandesh. you can make designs on top by pressing with your thumb or with a fork or toothpick.
  • you can also garnish chocolate sandesh with blanched & sliced almonds or pistachios, raisins or cashews.
  • serve chocolate sandesh immediately. if not serving, then refrigerate and serve them later.