Friday, November 1, 2013

Kesar Sandesh | Gyan Panchami

Know What You Eat: Sandesh is a sweet snack originated and still very popular in West Bengal region of India and in our home. The sandesh is essentially hot, sweetened Chhana which has been shaped into balls. For the more complex and elaborately prepared sandesh, the chhana which is used for preparation is dried and pressed, flavoured with essence of fruits, sometimes even coloured and cooked to many different levels of consistencies.No Bengali meal is complete without mishti or sweets and none is more loved by the Bengalis than Sandesh. It is surprisingly easy to make. Being a milk-based sweet, Sandesh doesn’t last long so consume it as soon as possible. Given how tasty it is, give it a try...its truly yummy and kid friendly.
Gyan Pancham: This is Last day of Diwali celebration for Jains. Today, on Panchami, is the day of worshipping "Gyan"(Knowledge). It has its own significance the way we celebrate it. Every books, scripts, Pens, pencils, crayons, even laptops etc.. are worshipped with "vaskep"(powder form). Those books, which are damaged due to weather conditions, are dried and appropriate treatment is given to preserve them in proper form. Mostly it is day of appreciating "acquired/collected" knowledge in every form. It is so humble and unique way to appreciating knowledge present in the universe, a truly wonderful festival day and I personally cherish it a lot.

On this day we worship five types of Jnans:
1) Mati-Jnan refers to the knowledge which is attained through the use of the senses and mind.  

2) Shrut-Jnan refers to the knowledge which is acquired by understanding of words, writing or gestures.
3) Avadhi-Jnan: The soul through Avadhi-Jnan can see the material things far beyond our normal eyes can see without the help of senses or mind. 
4) Manah Paryay-Jnan: The soul through Manah Paryay-Jnan can know the mental thoughts of others without the help of senses and mind. 
5) Keval-Jnan: The soul has the power to know what is happening now, what happened in the past, and what will happen in the future in the whole universe at the same time. 

Kesar Sandesh

Prep Time: 15 min                                     Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
  • 2 C Fresh paneer (hang to drain whey completely)
  • A few saffron strands
  • 2 Tbsp warm milk (to soak saffron)
  • 1 tsp milk powder
  • 1/2 cup finely powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • Ghee just enough for your palms
  • Moulds of any shape you like
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 Preparation
  • Mix the paneer(cheese), milk powder and 1 Tbsp of warm milk with soaked saffron.
  • Add sugar and cardamom powder and mix until smooth dough is formed.
  • Lightly grease the molds or your palms with ghee.
  • Press some of the prepared paneer mixture in the molds if using or just make small balls with your palms and apply kesar / saffron milk on top with your finger.
  • Chill for a few hours, unmold carefully and serve.

35 comments:

Neetz said...

wat a lovely one!!! i would have eaten the whole plate!!! superbly prepared!!

Priya said...

Woww Sandesh looks super irresistible and absolutely cute..Tempting!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

These Kesar Sandesh looks so inviting and delicious too..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very cute looking sandesh...Lovely and tempting dear..

julie said...

Delicious n irresistible ones..very tempting!!

Radhika said...

Clicks are just irresistible. Superb one.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks absolutely perfect... awesome shots too !!
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MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Wow,Sandesh luks yummmy.Luv it and the info shared

sangee vijay said...

sandesh looks so cute n yummy...awesome pictures !!!
thanx for sharing useful info. along with yummy recipe..loved it !!!

R said...

looks so awesome. nice info abt gyan panchami...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

These are the best sandesh I have ever seen,gorgeous!

Rekha shoban said...

wow!!perfect n delicious sandesh!!!

Pari said...

Looks irresistible dear.

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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

wow cute sandesh,love it...totally tempting...

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks so perfect....yum looks like snow balls so cute!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a delicious looking platter of jkesar sandsesh. Great preparation.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Spandana said...

Very Beautifully made.... too cute to eat!!

Chandrani said...

Sandesh looks softy and delicious.

Tina said...

so cute and lovely sandesh.....

lata raja said...

Very informative post. I had not known the significance of the celebration.
The sandesh is delicious.

Aruna Manikandan said...

wow...
looks cute and delicious :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

awesome sandesh ..

Shanthi said...

Super yummy and tempting

jeyashrisuresh said...

gorgeous looking sandesh, perfectly made

chitraj.hegde said...

wow..it so amazing.......looks so perfect and yummy....lovely pictures.....just like store bought Kesar sandesh..good.one.

Panchamrutham said...

loved reading ur very informative post...cant take eyes from the gorgeous looking sandesh...

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Rachana said...

Those sandesh look so pretty and delicious. I love them.

Gayathri NG said...

Lovely sandesh n too cute shapes looks gorgeous...
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PriyaVaasu said...

Oh my, they are so inviting!!!!

Rita said...

I am learning so much here.
Rita

Shri said...

Amazing shots!! Irresistible!

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Divya Vikram said...

Sandesh looks just divine!

Rahin said...

awesome !! looks gorgeous

Nisha S. said...

So evenly shaped! All of them!

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