Stuffed Litchi Sandesh

A meal without dessert is definitely not complete.
Featuring Stuffed Litchi Sandesh

I’ve always loved Sandesh, the beloved dessert from Bengal. I decided to add my own twist with ‘Litchi’ the season’s favourite and created Stuffed Litchi Sandesh. This unique combination brings together the creamy richness of traditional Sandesh and the refreshing sweetness of litchis.

Treat yourself to this exquisite dessert and savour the blend of tradition and innovation in every bite.

Preparing this dessert is a breeze. Simply hollow out fresh litchis and fill them with a luscious Sandesh mixture. The result? A delightful fusion of flavours that promises to satisfy your sweet craving.

Course Dessert
Servings 4 persons (makes 8 pieces)
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cook time Nil
Chilling time 1 – 2 hours

Ingredients for the Stuffed Litchi Sandesh
(1 cup = 200 ml; 1 tbsp = 15 ml)

8 Nos Fresh litchis, seeds removed
1 cup Fresh chenna (made from full fat milk)
1 – 2 tbsp Rose sherbet (roohafza)
½ tsp Elaichi powder
½ tsp Rose essence or gulab jal
3 – 4 tbsp Powdered sugar
1 cup Rabri (made from full fat milk)
1 tbsp Kesar sherbet
1 tsp Kesar strands, dissolved in milk
Silvered almonds for garnish
Chopped pistachios for garnish
Rose petals for garnish

Instruction for the Stuffed Litchi Sandesh

1 Mix the fresh chenna with 2 tbsp sugar, rose syrup, rose essence and elaichi powder. Mash well with your palms. The mixture should be smooth and not grainy.
2 Stuff the litchis with the above Sandesh and set aside.
3 In the rabri add the kesar strands, balance sugar and kesar sherbet. Taste and adjust the sweetness. It should not be too sweet.
4 Now in individual bowls add in a little rabri. Place the stuffed litchi on it. Chill in the fridge for 1 – 2 hours. Serve garnished with almonds, pistachios and rose petals.
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