Monday, December 6, 2010

A Bengali sweet : you name it!

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
Some times, you will fail when you are overconfident. Last night, this was what happened with me.
After preparing Rasagulla, Jamoon and Rasmalai many times, I was  very confident that Sandesh will come out perfect. But Man proposes with his ego,  and  God disposes!! 
I started making Sandesh and ended with something else. You have to name it because I do not know what to name it.
You see the photo and name it.

As usual I browsed many sites and blogs. All the recipes were same. 
Paneer - 1 cup(prepared with half litre of milk, the quantity will be less but good if you are trying for first time)
Fine sugar - 1/2 cup
Rose essence - 1 drop
Saffron strands - 2 to3 (soaked in 1 tbsp of warm milk)

Take paneer and knead it to remove lumps. 
Add sugar and mix gently till both are blended nicely.
Transfer it into thick bottomed kadai and cook on low flame till it becomes soft. 
Add rose essence and  saffron milk. Mix well.
Remove from heat and give desired shape.
This is what the recipes say.
But may be I over cooked the paneer mix, It came out very dry.
So again I added little milk and cooked for some more time. But in vain.
It came out more dry!!
I transferred it into a plate and gave it the burfi shape.
Now all of you give the name to this sweet. It almost tasted like kalakand but it was too dry! 
I am sending this to 
PJ's event
with a doubt will she accept it???
(to know, please check the roundup in her blog!) 
Food palette series White and giveaway winners

Keep Smiling,


Unknown said...

its something sweet n yummy!...thats good enough!! what if didn't turn out what it was supposed to! :))looks nice tho

Unknown said...

its something sweet n yummy!...thats good enough!! what if didn't turn out what it was supposed to! :))looks nice tho

Nivedita Thadani said...

Thanks Smitha

Madhu said...

Paneer Halwa! Really innovative.

Soumya said...

looks perfect and yummy ...very innovative

Veggie Hut said...

If u set out to make Sandesh.. it turned into Kalakand.. No worries.. I will have my share and more.. I love them both!

R said...

what a sweet accident! maybe u can called it paneer barfi :D

kitchen queen said...

delicious and yummy sweet.

Priya Suresh said...

Its looks like kalakand, yummy sweet..

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious pedas looks wonderful has long as you enjoyed it :)
check out the event in my site regards

Unknown said...

sounds very delicious, it does look kind of kalakand.

Pushpa said...

Delicious sweet....

Kurinji said...

superb sweet n so innovative!

Priya Sreeram said...

looks like some paneer burfi or paneer fudge--- A rose by any other name is a rose , in this case it is sweet, yummy, edible and tht's the way i like it !!

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Nivedita
You can call it Paneer kalakand. But as Shakespeare says " whats in a name?.....etc
Sandesh is the most difficult sweet to make and you need to see an expert making it. I fail 50% of the time.
Smooth and clod smashing and very very low heat is essential. A secrete amount of fine rice flour is added by top manufacturers which they dont admit ha ha.
Once the paneer dries up,and polymerizes , you cant recover really.
Try again.
Have a nice day

Sanjeeta kk said...

Looks delicious.

Sandhya Hariharan said...

I would call it kalakand...
A mistake in sweet will turn out into another new invention.. So nothing to worry at all :)

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Sweet is lovely and yummy

Unknown said...

I love bengali sweets this is yum!

Torviewtoronto said...

thank you for linking this delicious sweet

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