Apple stuffed sondesh

I am so bogged down with work 😦 along with a beauty of a throat infection πŸ˜› so i have started croaking and giving competition to the frogs πŸ˜‰

That brings me to a situation where i have not cooked or created anything in the kitchen lately (a week). My regular cook is jubilant πŸ˜‰ because she feels threatened if she sees me to cook πŸ˜€

But i do have lots and lots of creation archived and will be updating here as time permits. πŸ™‚

Sondesh is synonymous with Bengali. Visiting the sweet shops in Kolkata are not only a visual treat but also has an over- powering effect on our senses. Sondesh has limitless varieties be it shape, color, size or flavorings. πŸ™‚ I have happy memories of sondesh making at my maternal grandma’s place. My eldest aunt (mamima) used to be the team leader. The final products were mouth -watering!!!!

I always love ‘twist -in -the -tale’ in everything that i cook. This is a technique i am in love with πŸ˜‰ Imagine how dull life would be without some ‘twists’ πŸ˜‰

It was the tail- end of the ‘apple season’ in Delhi, so made something different to bid adieu till the next season.

apple stuffed sondesh

Here’s what i did …………

INGREDIENTS

200 gms – cottage cheese

1 tbsp – lime juice

1 apple ( I used red apple)

Β½ tsp – cinnamon powder

2 pinch – cardamom powder

2 tbsp – sugar

Β½ cup – powdered sugar

Few strands – saffron soaked in milk(optional)

Pistachio or raisin for garnish

METHOD

Knead the cottage cheese until smooth. Kneading it well is the tricky part.

Peel the apple (optional). Grate it. In a pan put the grated apple, 2 tbsp sugar and lime juice and cook it on low flame till the moisture dries up and apple looks like jam. Take it off fire and cool.

Add cinnamon and cardamom powder to the cottage cheese, powdered sugar and knead again.

Make balls of the kneaded cottage cheese, flatten the centre, add the apple stuffing and carefully cover the sides and make it into a ball again. One may keep it flattened like a β€˜peda’/cookie.

Carefully drizzle the saffron milk a little on each sondesh. Garnish it with pistachios or raisins

Note : one may bring variation to the cottage cheese by cooking it for few mins on low flame. What we call in bangla β€˜kora – paak’ sondesh.

apple stuffing

One can make this with palm- jaggery, which is healthier than using sugar, but the taste will be altered.

I love ‘gur- sondesh’, or sondesh made with jaggery, but that is something of an acquired taste πŸ™‚

 

Happy cooking !!! πŸ™‚

Cheers !!! πŸ˜€

 

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About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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18 Responses to Apple stuffed sondesh

  1. Mouth watering…..yummillicious

  2. I am so making this with dry fruits as stuffing or may be dried figs and khajoor as stuffing or better rose gulkand as stuffing! What say?
    In love with it :).

  3. That look so awesome!

  4. sushma10 says:

    I am coming over!

  5. You have a wonderful food blog so…I’m sending you….

    A foodie invitation…Come join our new vegetarian food group on Facebook and post your yummy recipes, pictures and blog links…Let’s all share and connect through food! πŸ™‚

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    Regards D

  6. This looks absolutely lovely and yummy, Andy! πŸ™‚

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