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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 litre - milk preboiled and top cream removed
  • 1/2 tsp - citric acid or
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp - corn flour
  • 1/2 cup - sugar ground fine
  • 1/4 tsp - essence of choice
  • few drops colour to match essence flavour
  • (eg. green with pista essence)
  • For topping:
  • 1 tsp - slivered pistas and almonds
  • 1/4 tsp - cardamom powder
  • Small moulds of choice

How to Make Sondesh

  • Dissolve acid or lemon juice in 1/2 cup warm water
  • Boil milk. When it boils, pour acidic water all over it.
  • Reduce heat and stir till fully curdled.
  • When whey and water separate completely, remove from heat.
  • Strain in clean muslin cloth.
  • Hold under running water for a minute.
  • Press out excess water and hang for 15 mins (paneer is made).
  • Empty the paneer in a large plate.
  • Take 2 tbsp of paneer in a heavy pan and add corn flour.
  • Heat on medium flame stirring continuously for 3-4 mins.
  • Cool, add to paneer in plate, add sugar, essence and colour.
  • Mix till very smooth.
  • Lightly grease and dust moulds with ghee and corn flour.
  • Mix topping ingredients.
  • Sprinkle little topping in each mould.
  • Press paneer mixture into it and level top.
  • Chill for 3-4 hours. Unmould carefully.
  • Serve chilled in individual paper cups (optional).