Its my son’s birthday today. He is in his college hostel so waiting for his holiday to celebrate the day. May God bless him with all the happiness and success.
On this special day presenting a delicious sweet dish. No, not cake. Its a all time favourite traditional sweet dish of Bengal.
Mouthwatering but very easy to make. Bhapa sandesh or steamed sandesh. Its orange flavoured bhapa sandesh.
Paneer/cottage cheese or chhena of 2 liters milk
Sugar – 6 tablespoon
Orange juice – 5 teaspoon
Orange zest – 1/4 teaspoon
Orange segment and 1 teaspoon sugar for sprinkle
In a bowl mix paneer and sugar nicely till soft and smooth. If you like you can add little more sugar. Taste after mixing before adding more.
You can grind or blend it too. Add orange juice and orange zest mix properly. Knead it nicely until soft and smooth.
Take a steel container and grease it with ghee/clarified butter. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar and pieces of orange segment.
Add the paneer mixture and cover with lid. If you don’t have with lid container take a steel bowl and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
In a pressure cooker add 1 cup water and place the container in it. Cover the cooker lid but don’t put the weight over the vent pipe. Cook it for 20 minutes on medium flame.
Take the container out, turn it on a plate. Leave it to cool at room temperature and then refrigerate it for an hour.
Slice and enjoy the heavenly taste.