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 puree.

This mango sandesh has the sweetness and creaminess of the sandesh and tartness of the mangoes. It is a very easy dessert made with few ingredients, mangoes, sugar and milk.

Ingredients

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

Serves – 3-4 pieces

The Process

  • Boil milk in a pan and mix mango purrée
  • Milk will turn sour due the tartness of the mango purrée
  • Once the milk is split, pass it through a cheese cloth 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
  • Now put this mixture in a greased plate and steam for 15 minutes
  • Cover the plate with aluminium foil to avoid steam going 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 thin jelly

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