Wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous Diwali.
I would have perhaps , gone on hibernation after Durga Puja.As Durga Puja means lots of sweet indulgence which makes me little lethargic. Blame it all over the high calorie foods and sweets I have been making and eating during this festive season. Well, you now know too much of carbohydrates are not good for health.
But when it’s Diwali and Kali Pujo, I do think the extreme reactions (read the dramatic hibernation for clue), from my side was overshadowed by a sweet innocent, query from my daughter-“Ma, what are we suppose to eat during Diwali?”And was I overwhelmed, well I don’t need to add on that.
I did have answers but then just thought perhaps it would be best, if I do it practically and that too, right in front of her. So, made Sandesh and Peda.
For the Peda recipe you may like to visit an old post here-Dodh Peda
Since I made Sandesh first time in Microwave, so thought of writing it here, otherwise you may want to look into the authentic way then visit here-Sandesh
(measurements are approx)
Procedure with Ingredients -
Approx 3-4 pints of whole milk – My whole milk bottle says-6 pints whole milk makes roughly about 3408 ml .Now work it your way.OK let me make it easy , about half of 6 pint whole milk bottle. Hope it makes much sense now.
3 lemons- cut and deseeded.
Bring the milk to boil, add fresh squeezed lemons. You may use dahi/yogurt also in place of lemons.
Let the milk curdle. Separate Paneer from the whey.Let it sit for sometime under any heavy weight , may be 1-2 hrs.
Now in a big salad bowl, mix together about 2 -2 ½ cups of paneer and 1-1 ½ cups of granulated sugar.Work according to your preference of sweetness.
Add about 1 tsp of vanilla essence.
2-4 tbs of milk powder.
Mix well and knead well with hands or with spoon.
Now microwave at high for 2 mints in an M/W safe bowl .Take out and stir it well. Repeat at regular intervals of 2 mint cycle and stiring.My M/W took approx 7-8 mints at high power.
When you see, the mixture starts to collect well. Stop microwaving it.
Now let it cool a little bit. Shape up and enjoy.
Wish you all a very Happy Diwali.