Pineapple Sandesh Recipe

Pineapple Sandesh Recipe
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Apart from the Bengali delicacy 'Mishtidoi', Sandesh is another dish prepared with curd which is a treat to the taste buds. The dish is quite popular across India, especially during occasions such as Diwali.
Pineapple Sandesh Recipe
Cooking Time 30 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Rating 10.0 / 10 (1 vote)
Recipe Type Veg.
  • 5-6 Fresh pineapple slices (thick)
  • 1 ltr Milk
  • 1 Cup fresh curd
  • 1/2 Lemon juice
  • 1 Glass chilled water
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 4-5 Drops vanilla essence
How to make Pineapple Sandesh:
  • Chop the pineapple into tiny pieces (after discarding 'eyes' and 'bone').
  • On low heat, put chopped pineapple in a pan and sprinkle 1 tsp sugar over it.
  • Add 1 tbsp water and cook while stirring till pineapple turns soft.
  • Remove the pan from heat and allow the contents to cool.
  • When cooled, drain it through a colander.
  • Add lemon juice in 1/2 glass water.
  • Pour milk in a deep pan and boil.
  • Add curd and mix gently to curdle.
  • Add lemon-water mixture in it to curdle completely.
  • When transparency appears in the mixture, take off heat and add a glass of chilled water.
  • Let it cool for 2 minutes and drain through a muslin cloth to collect remaining chhena.
  • To cool and wash chhena well, hold the cloth containing chhena like a pouch under running cold water.
  • Press out gently to remove excess water.
  • Now remove the chhena from cloth and put it into a vessel.
  • Add sugar and heat gently, stirring constantly until dissolved.
  • Take off fire and cool to room temperature.
  • Churn this sweet chhena in a mixie until very smooth.
  • Take pineapple in a small cloth and squeeze gently to remove excess water.
  • Blend this in mixie with vanilla essence till crushed.
  • Add this crushed pineapple to chhena and mix well.
  • Spread the mixture on a plate and put it into refrigerator to set and chill.
  • When almost set, press portions of the mixture into desired moulds.
  • Allow to set like a soft pudding.
  • Cut and serve chilled.