Mango Bapa Sandesh

Bapa Sandesh is a popular dessert from Eastern India, in which chhena is mixed with jaggery and steamed. Since currently it is summer season and mangoes are available in plenty, I have flavored it with mango purrée.

This mango Sandesh has the sweetness and creaminess of the Sandesh and tartness of the mangoes. It is an effortless dessert made with a few ingredients, mangoes, sugar, and milk.


  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Mango Puree – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup (depends on the tartness of the mangoes used)

Serves – 3-4 pieces

The Process

  • Boil milk in a pan and mix mango purrée
  • Milk will turn sour due to the tartness of the mango purrée
  • Once the milk is split, pass it through a cheesecloth and hang for 10 minutes to drain excess water
  • Now mix the chhena with hand in a big plate
  • Add powdered sugar and mix well
  • Next, put this mixture in a greased container and steam for 15 minutes
  • Cover the container with aluminum foil to avoid moisture to go into the Sandesh
  • Your Bapa Sandesh is ready
  • Decorate it with mango jelly

Mango Jelly

  • Take 1/2 cup mango purrée in a pan with 2-3 spoons of sugar
  • Cook till all the water has evaporated and the mango pulp starts to leave the pan
  • Put this mixture in a greased tray and spread evenly to form a thin jelly

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