Chocolate Coconut Sondesh | Sondesh Recipe | Bengali Sandesh recipe

Chocolate sondesh or chocolate coconut Sandesh is a Bengali sweet recipe which is perfect for any festivals or serves as dessert after any meal. I love Bengali mithais or sweets such as shondesh, kancha gola, rasmalai, rasgulla, misti doi and more. All these recipes and milk or chenna based.

 

Sandesh is a dessert, originating from the Bengal region in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent, created with milk and sugar. Some recipes of Sandesh call for the use of chhena or paneer (which is made by curdling the milk and separating the whey from it) instead of milk itself.

Some people in the region of Dhaka make a form of sandesh called pranahara which is softer and made with mawa and yogurt.

 

There are many variations to the basic sandesh recipe in terms of flavors and texture, and is beautifully decorated into different shapes and sizes. I love the versatility of sandesh which are available in market, but popular variation is chocolate sandesh. If you are looking for kid’s party, then you should go with chocolate sandesh recipe.

 

 

For this chocolate sandesh recipe you have to prepare chenna first by curdling the milk and separating the whey from it. Then you have to mix the flavours with chenna and mould it into different shapes or sizes. I added cocoa powder and coconut powder for the better flavor and texture. You can add Nutella too for more chocolatey flavor, and coconut powder is optional. (As kid’s choice)

 

Other sandesh recipes are

Orange Sandesh

Classic Sandesh

 

 

Chocolate Coconut Sondesh | Sondesh Recipe | Bengali Sandesh recipe

 

 

Ingredients

2 Cups Chenna / Crumbled Paneer

1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder

1/4 Cup Desiccated Coconut, Grated

1/3 Cup Powered Sugar

1 Tsp. Cardamom Powder

 

Instructions:

Boil the milk and add vinegar or lemon juice in boiling milk, when curdle starts, strain the milk in muslin clothe and wash under a running water to discard the lemon taste. Keep aside this fresh milk chenna to cool.

Transfer the chenna into a plate, add cardamom powder, coconut powder, cocoa powder, sugar powdered and knead it till the mixture becomes smooth. Add few drops of vanilla essence if needed.

Divide the dough into equal portions and round it into flat round shape.

Garnish with almond flakes and keep it in freeze to set for atleast 15-20 minutes.

Now chocolate sondesh is ready to serve.

 

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Chocolate Coconut Sondesh | Sondesh Recipe | Bengali Sandesh recipe

Chocolate sondesh or chocolate coconut Sandesh is a Bengali sweet recipe which is perfect for any festivals or serves as dessert after any meal.
Course Dessert
Cuisine West Bengal
Keyword mithai, sandesh, sweets
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Preeti Garg

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chenna / Crumbled Paneer
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 Cup Desiccated Coconut Grated
  • 1/3 Cup Powered Sugar
  • 1 Tsp. Cardamom Powder

Instructions

  1. Boil the milk and add vinegar or lemon juice in boiling milk, when curdle starts, strain the milk in muslin clothe and wash under a running water to discard the lemon taste. Keep aside this fresh milk chenna to cool.
  2. Transfer the chenna into a plate, add cardamom powder, coconut powder, cocoa powder, sugar powdered and knead it till the mixture becomes smooth. Add few drops of vanilla essence if needed.
  3. Divide the dough into equal portions and round it into flat round shape.
  4. Garnish with almond flakes and keep it in freeze to set for atleast 15-20 minutes.
  5. Now chocolate sondesh is ready to serve.

One thought on “Chocolate Coconut Sondesh | Sondesh Recipe | Bengali Sandesh recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I love the chocolate flavor in there. With the coconut, it would be an amazing dimension to the sondesh…

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