From   Budget Kitchen

Prep: 1 hour

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Mithai

Type: Spanish

Be it a special occasion or just guests visiting, Bengalis will dish up a plate of sandesh


  • Cottage cheese (chenna) 300 gms
  • Powdered sugar 4 to 5 tbsps
  • Orange juice 1 tbsp
  • Orange essence (optional) 2 drops
  • Orange food colour (optional) 2 drops
  • Decoration
  • Medium oranges, peeled and segments separated and pulp gathered 2
  • Almonds, blanched, peeled and sliced 4
  • Pistachios, blanched, peeled and sliced 4


  • Put chenna on a parat, add sugar and knead thoroughly. Add orange juice, orange essence and orange color and mix well.
  • Spread half of this mixture on a plate to form a 125 mm square. Arrange half the orange segments on top. Cover with the remaining chenna mixture, spreading it evenly on top. Keep the plate in the refrigerator to chill and set.
  • Cut into small circles with a cutter, arrange them on a serving platter, decorate with almond and pistachio slices and serve.