I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. – Mother Teresa
Happy Women’s Day.
Starting this post with the words of Mother Teresa. Her selfless work among the poverty-stricken people is an inspiration for us.
“for we women are not only the deities of the household fire, but the flame of the soul itself.”
Rabindranath Tagore, The Home and the World
And Gandhiji said, ‘Intellectually, mentally, and spiritually, woman is equivalent to a male and she can participate in every activity.”
From Sita in Ramayana to Kannagi in Silapathikaram to Rani Jhansi are not only celebrated women but also their contribution to social change and awareness had been immense.
India is the original home of the Mother Goddess. women in India have always been honored and respected.
International Women’s Day is a worldwide event that celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And calling for gender equality.
Our this week’s 82nd #Foodiemonday bloghop theme is Women’s Day treat. I am sharing cake sandesh or pinwheel sandesh.
This sandesh is a very delicious soft sweet with the aroma of cardamom and chocolate. I am giving both the method of making it. I am out of town this time. Whenever I will reach home, I will make it again and add some pictures of pinwheel shaped sandesh too.
Chhena/paneer or cottage cheese – 3/4 cup
Khoya/mawa or dried milk – 3/4 cup
Sugar – 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Vanilla – 1/2 teaspoon
Cocoa powder – 1 tablespoon
Ghee or clarified butter – 1 tablespoon
Mix paneer/cottage cheese or chhena and khoya/mawa in a plate. Mash well with your palm. Or grind into a smooth paste.
Heat one tablespoon ghee or clarified butter in a heavy bottom or nonstick pan. Add paneer/cottage cheese, khoya/mawa and sugar in it. Cook on low flame. Stir continuously.
Cook till the mixture becomes a dough like consistency and leaves the sides.
Let it cool down. Knead it again to make it smooth. You can grind it too.
You can make it in two ways.
1. Separate 1/3rd mixture and add cocoa powder and vanilla essence in it. Mix well.
Flatten it on a aluminum foil.
Mix cardamom powder in remaining mixture. Mix well and make a log with it. Place the log on cocoa powder mixed flatten mixture. Roll it and wrap with aluminum foil. Keep in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Cut into desired pieces and serve.
Divide the mixture into two equal parts. Blend cocoa powder and vanilla essence in one and cardamom powder in another part.
Thinly roll out both the halves into equal sized pieces.
Place the chocolate piece on top of the white one. Roll the two tightly together as for Swiss rolls. Wrap with aluminum foil. And keep in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Cut into desired pieces. And serve as pinwheel sandesh.