July 02, 2012

Celebrating 6 years of blogging with Mango Sandesh

Mango Sandesh


That's right, it's been six years! And I am still here. I wouldn't be if it weren't for you and your support, encouragement and love. I've found friend, a community and have learned and grown is so many ways. Here's hoping for more in the coming days. In the meantime, for this special occasion,  I present Mango Sandesh or aamer shondesh!

We just sort of came up with the recipe one evening as an experiment and then recruited family members and friends to try it out for us. The result was surprisingly good and a big thumbs up! So the recipe finds it's way to the blog.

My parents are packing their bags to return to India, so things are going to be quieter for a few days. I still have their recipes in the drafts so hopefully will post them in the next coming days. While you savor this recipe, I will go and enjoy the "ilish mach bhapano" one more time.

Mango Sandesh

Ingredients:
1/4 gallon whole milk
1 lemon
1 1/2 cups mango pulp
1/2 cup brown sugar
10-12 almonds soaked in hot water and slivered

Method:
Boil the milk and when it's boiling add the lemon till the milk curdles properly. Take it off the heat and sieve it through a cheesecloth. Tie the cloth tightly and let it hang for a couple of hours till the water is gone. Leave the chana/paneer in a bowl and let it sit in the fridge for another couple of hours.

Then crumble and mash the chana/paneer till it is smooth and without lumps. From the milk I got about 1 3/4 cups of tightly packed chana/paneer.

Now heat a heavy bottomed pan and put the chana/paneer in there. Then add the mango pulp. It will become a soupy mixture. Add sugar and now let it cook with constant stirring on low heat.

The pulpy mix will lose all its water/liquid and come together and leave sides. Take it off the heat and give it a quick whir in a mixie.

Mango Sandesh

Take it out, make small round balls and add the slivered almond on top.

Here are my other sandesh recipes.
Sandesh
Saffron sandesh
And here is eCurry's recipe for sandesh.

24 comments:

  1. mom khabo khabo korchey! :) Congrats!!!! 6 yrs and many more to come.

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    1. Thanks Soma! It has been fun and I've gotten to meet all of you.

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  2. Happy bloggiversary! Wish you many more happy years to come!

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  3. Sandesh looks so delicious,feel like picking one,wish ya many more milestones like this,

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  4. Sharmila12:45 AM

    Congrats Mandira! Long live Ahaar! Mango sandesh dekhe e aamer sugondho pacchi. :-)

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    1. Thanks Sharmila! LOL, it was gone in one sitting.

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  5. Happy blog anniversary Mandira , and to many more delicious years ahead..feel like picking it up and top korey ekta mukhe diye di..hugs and smiles

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    1. Thanks Jaya, kemon acho. Ekhane eto garam, ei shab khete bhalo lagche.

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  6. 6years of blogging, omg..Keep on going.. Sandesh looks super addictive and fabulous.

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  7. Happy blog birthday and wishing you many more! I so enjoy your blog, Mandira, the home-style recipes, your cooking "playdates" and so much more. Wishing you the best.

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    1. Thanks Nupur, I have no idea where the time went...

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  8. Congratulations!! Wish you many many more years of blogging!
    Wishing you loads of success.
    My first visit to your blog and happy its on this auspicious day!
    Do drop a visit to my blog!
    Cheers

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    1. Thanks Runner girl, will visit yours for sure.

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  9. BongMom11:23 AM

    Congrats mandira . Have always loved your blog and will do so forever. Mango sondesh Shunei Darun lagche.

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    1. Thanks Bong Mom, so wonderful to have met friends like you during the journey.

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  10. Has it really been that long? It's been a fun ride. Wishing you many more to come.

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    1. Can you believe it? Don't know where the time went. :)

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  11. Wow, that's a big milestone! Congratulations. Must try sandesh for my blog sometime... looks amazing and brings back great memories.

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  12. Congratulations! A really nice blog, i cannot even imagine the amount of work you must be putting into this, and you must be very proud for you have an amazing product to show for all that effort! :)

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  13. This looks sooo amazing! Am going to try it out.

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  14. Six years already! Congratulations! Sandesh is the perfect sweet to celebrate!

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Hello and welcome to Ahaar. We have been cooking and posting recipes for more than 6 years now. I love to hear from you, all your comments and feedback. Please keep it coming. I will also try to answer any questions you have in the comments.

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