Mango steamed sandesh or aam bhapa sondesh.
A delicious and easy to make sweet of Bengal. Perfect dessert for this festive season.
Tomorrow is Raksha bandhan. Make it for your brother or brothers you can make it for your sisters too. Give her a treat and see her happy face 😊
You can get two more steamed sandesh recipes here.
I have steamed it in my rice cooker.
You can make in pressure cooker in a covered stainless steel container. I have used fresh homemade cottage cheese or paneer. You can use store bought but knead and make it smooth first. Better use homemade.
Only four ingredients and you will get a yummy dessert. No more words. Coming to the recipe 😀
Cottage cheese or paneer – 1 cup
Mango – 1 cup, finely chopped or pureed
Sugar – 4 tablespoon
Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Heat a pan. Cook the mango on low flame till water evaporate completely. Stir continuously. Let it cool down.
Mix paneer, sugar and mash with your palm. Use the heel of your palm to make it smooth and soft.
Now add cooked mango and cardamom powder. Taste and add little more sugar if require. It depends on the sweetness of mangoes. Mash it again. Knead well.
You can use your mixer grinder to make it smooth quickly.
Grease a bowl or any stainless steel container.
Fill it with cottage cheese mixture. Level the top with a spoon. Cover the container. If you don’t have cover use aluminium foil to cover it tightly.
Steam for 20-25 minutes. If you are using pressure cooker remove the weight. Steam on medium to low heat.
You can also make it in microwave. Pour the mixture in a greased microwave proof bowl. Cover and microwave on high power for 6-7 minutes.
Let it cool down. When it comes to room temperature keep it in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
Demould and garnish with shredded almond, pistachios, mango slices and saffron threads.
Cut into desired shape. Keep the sandesh in refrigerator. Serve chilled.
Happy cooking and happy Raksha bandhan in advance.