Rose Sandesh

Although Sandesh, one of the all-time favourite amongst Bengali Sweets , can be made quickly using readymade paneer, nothing can match the texture you get with soft, homemade paneer. And, all it will take you is a few minutes longer to curdle the milk and strain it.

Here, we show you how to make Rose Sandesh from scratch. You will be overwhelmed by the melt-in-the-mouth texture and the aesthetic aroma of rose that engulfs this delicious mithai.

You can prepare the Rose Sandesh in bulk and store it in the fridge for 3-4 days.

Rose Sandesh

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Rose Sandesh recipe - How to make Rose Sandesh

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     10Makes 10 servings
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1 tbsp rose sherbat
5 drops rose essence
2 cups full-fat milk
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk

For The Garnish
1 tbsp finely chopped almonds (badam)
1 tbsp finely chopped pistachios
shredded rose petals

  1. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan on a high flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Put the lemon juice, mix well and cook on a slow flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  3. Strain the mixture using a strainer and allow all the whey to drain out.
  4. Combine the paneer, powdered sugar, rose sherbat and rose essence in a big thali and mix very well.
  5. Transfer the mixture into a mixer and blend along with 1 tbsp of milk till coarse.
  6. Divide the mixture into 7 equal portions and roll each portion into a ball and then flatten it lightly. Make a depression in the centre using your index finger.
  7. Finally garnish it with almonds, pistachios and rose petals.
  8. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes and serve.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy64 cal
Protein1.8 g
Carbohydrates5.9 g
Fiber0.1 g
Fat2.7 g
Cholesterol6.6 mg
Sodium7.9 mg
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Rose Sandesh
 on 17 Sep 16 12:42 PM

Dear Maam, I want to know how do I preserve the Sandesh. And How Many days can I keep it?
Tarla Dalal
17 Sep 16 01:21 PM
   Hi Sunita, you can store the Sandesh in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Thanks for asking.
Rose Sandesh
 on 14 Sep 16 07:28 PM

Humse nahi bn pAyi ...mixture thik trh se ni bna or na jam paya
Tarla Dalal
15 Sep 16 09:05 AM
   Hi Pari, Make sure you drain the water completely from the paneer.
Rose Sandesh
 on 04 Sep 16 02:05 PM

I am not getting the picture in your recipes. Please correct it. It is more fun to cook when you see all the colourful pictures. Do get in touch. Sudha
Tarla Dalal
06 Sep 16 09:29 AM
   Hi Sudha, all the pictures are there for the recipe and even step by step photos. Please try and look at the recipe again.
Rose Sandesh
 on 04 Sep 16 09:07 AM

Tried the rose Sandesh recipe, the taste was perfect but was little soft, so kept it the fridge before making the you let the curdled khoya cool completely before adding sugar?
Tarla Dalal
06 Sep 16 04:47 PM
   Hi Jumana, Once the paneer has cooled down slightly, you can add sugar to it. Sometimes if the water content in the paneer is more, it will make the mixture very soft when blended.In that case, you can refrigerate it for sometime and then start rolling it. So it is very important to drain out all the water completely from paneer.
Rose Sandesh
 on 19 Aug 16 01:52 PM

Rose Sandesh
 on 02 Jun 16 04:39 PM

Thank u for the wonderful recipe..i tried it today and successfully made the yummiest sandesh i could ever imagine..i wish i could post the pic of my sandesh..
Tarla Dalal
02 Jun 16 05:16 PM
   Hi Mansi , we are delighted you loved the Rose Sandesh recipe. You can post your picture and it will get uploaded on our site as the second image for Rose Sandesh. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Rose Sandesh
 on 04 Apr 16 12:47 PM

Hi Anami, It might get sticky if you have not drained all the whey out from the paneer, drain in completely as mentioned in the recipe.
Rose Sandesh
 on 04 Apr 16 10:11 AM

After blending in the mixer, it became like a paste. So smooth and sticky that it''s impossible to make balls. What''s wrong?
Rose Sandesh
 on 04 Jan 16 10:56 AM

With this recipe I learnt that sandesh can be made in minutes, Just set it for sometime and then its ready to be enjoyed. Rose essence and sherbet gives a very nice pink colour to the sandesh which makes it tempting.