September 3, 2010

Bhapa Sandesh In New Attire



Nowadays my daughter decides the menu what I have to cook for her. She has her breakfast and lunch at school. But the evening snack and the dinner should be after her choice. No need to say, in the holidays, she will start her choice, right from the scratch, deciding her breakfast. And I would always respect her choice, unless and until it’s not OKAY with me, to avoid the hassling situation. So a few days ago suddenly her sweet craving forced me to make the Bhapa Sandesh.



You can get the recipe from here, which I posted earlier too. This time I made a  bit of variation by adding 1 tea spoon of Cocoa powder in the ricotta cheese and condense milk mixture. After baking the dish I shaped each in small balls, rolling few in cocoa powder and the left in confectioners’ sugar. Placed them on a serving plate and drizzled few drops of chocolate syrup which made them more attractive and tempting, like truffles. Do I have to mention that the little one gobbled it in no time!!!! Enjoy the snaps and the recipe HERE.


Little bit info on Bhapa Sandesh:-
Bhapa Sandesh is one of the famous Bengali sweets which is available in all the sweet stores in Bengal at any time. Bhapa, a Bengali word, means Steamed and Sandesh is a dry sweet, mainly made out of Chhana or Khowa in Bengal. I am not sure from where it originated and how originally it gets cooked. But as the name denotes it’s made using the steaming mode. And we the new generation always love to take the advantage to give anything an easy option and a short time taking version. So here is our version how we make Bhapa Sandesh with the minimum ingredients and shedding less energy at the same time.


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42 comments:

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Kamalika
I am bit puzzled, I never heard of this sandesh , during my decades of stay in Calcutta.
It is so mazing and simple to make !!! I am going to make it ASAp..as such I am starving of sweets ...
Bhalo theko

Satya said...

i love sandesh ...my favorite ..its a beautiful twist to the authentic dish ..must be very tasty like sandesh ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Panchpakwan said...

Wow bhapa sandesh looks so delectable.

Tanvi said...

Wow..kamalika ..that loks like a dollop of Hagan Daaz icecream...beautiful!
You knw what...I love bengali sweets..they are just out of this world...& bengali men ..oops man...i m married to one!
:)

Torviewtoronto said...

looks beautiful

Jaya said...

Nao Bolo eyi ta to ami janina , koto kicho sekhar ache tumar theke Kamalika( fondant icing dekhe tumar site e chesta korlaam, jib beriye gelo je cake ta banate!!)..very delicious and tumar meyer jagaye hole ami O bodhaye 4-5 sandesh kheye nitaam..
hugs and smiles

Kamalika said...

Thanks dear all for your lovely comments..loved to know that you loved the twist...

@ushnishda, your comment made be utterly surprised that you have not heard about bhapa sandesh...My knowledge is very limited when Bengali sweet and fish are concerned, though it developed a bit after getting married in Kolkata..But from my childhood I tasted this sweet a lot....I don't know whether it's famous in Kolkata with any other name or not.....But as far as my knowledge concerned I know Bhapa Sandesh is very famous in bengal and among bengalies....

Kamalika said...

@ Jaya,Now don't make me confused..tumio ki Bhapa Sandesh shambondhye jano na???naki twist ta notun....Eta ami meyeke charm korar jonnyo akta notun twist debar try korechhi...

Aare hyan tomar fondant cake er kotha mention kortebhule gachhi...darun hoechhe....ami jantam na je jello diyeo cake er layering kora jae.....shikhlam tomar kach theke...

Kalyani said...

lovely pictures ... look very tempting .......

Sulagna Mukherjee Basu said...

Amazing photos...Darun recipe ta..try korte hobe :-)

Deepi's World said...

Hi Kamalika ....Thanx for visiting my blog... love the recipe and will try it for sure...excellent pics!!

Sayantani said...

byapok dekhte hoeche re. meye khub enjoy korbe khub swabhabik amari dekhe tapatap khete iche korche.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

My jaws drop open in amazement after seeing the twist you have given to bhapa sandesh. And yes I'm familiar with this sweet. Excellent lagche dekhte...Darun ...
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Angie's Recipes said...

They look beautiful, just like truffles!

Sushma Mallya said...

Wow that looks so beautiful, love the clicks and they are so tempting too...well i think i must learn photographic skills from you kamalika, seriously too good...

aipi said...

Those are really pretty..a very unique way to make n present bhapa sandesh..At first glance I thought they were truffles..Good one Kamalika:)!!

US Masala

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Very colorful and in perfect shape too, yum...

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Hi Kamlika
regarding not opening my page..I have no idea...coz others can see..please try another pc ? hope this helps...

Kamalika said...

Thanks all.....

Fathima said...

looks awesome... feeling like grabbing those from there!

Gouri Guha said...

sandesh dekhe khete icche korche. aajkal bajar theke khoob kom misti kini...bhishon adultration hocche. ja hok aaeta badite korbo...sabdin ki aar payesh bhalo lage...ektu change dorkar.

Jay said...

Adpoly recipe...very tempting n delicious...!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Looks so yummy, I have a award for you in my blog,please look for it.

An Open Book said...

they look like choc truffles..and lovely

Babli said...

New, unique and interesting recipe. Sandesh looks so beautiful and delicious that I cannot resist myself. Wonderful sweet.

Priya said...

Absolutely delicious!!looks like chocolate truffles..

Kamalika said...

THank you dear all.....

Uma said...

havent heard of bhapa sandesh..
would love to try this!

Barbara Bakes said...

I would have gobbled it up in no time too. It looks delicious.

Mary said...

This really looks delicious and I'm sure your daughter just gobbled it up. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Bharathy said...

Had been spending some time with your craft work, literary works and recipes and Kamalika I am happy that I found a creative girl who cooks crafts and writes!..

Love bhapa sandesh!..lovely shot!! the recipe is new to me, though I have tried the traditional sandesh. good twist! :)

loved reading the 'no name dish' too..:)

Keep up your great work girl!! :)

Indrani said...

darun idea, kamalika..bachchader san kichute ektu chocolate-er touch dile tabei ora khai...darun dekhte hoyeche, amar o tapatop makhe purte ichcha korche

MaryMoh said...

http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.comMmmm....delicious! looks like ice cream and also looks like truffles. I will eat all :D Your daughter is so lucky!

MaryMoh said...

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Sarah Naveen said...

awesome clicks !!!!! looks super yummy!!

Gulmohar said...

It's always a wonderful feeling to cook for your lil one. Our youngest decides the menu at our home these days :-)
These look awesome and I must say that your daughter is luck to have a mom like you

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow this is amazing..looks so yummy and what a beautiful presentation.

Juliana said...

Kamalika, these little treats look so yummie...love the photos as well :-)

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Dear Kamalika,
Bapa Sandesh is one of my fav Bong sweets...n ur recipe has made my life so easier...never thought of condensed milk...very smart variation.
Ur pic is sooo tantalizing...wants me to make asap....n wit all tat chocolate n cocoa....yummm
Thanks dear for sharing such a wonderful recipe.
Cheers.

Soma said...

Choto belate ami dokane giye shudhu chocolate shondesh chaitam:-) these brought back some sweet memories. But those in the stores did not look as beautiful as yours.

PreeOccupied said...

I wonder why I havent seen your blog before. But thanks for leading me here. I love these Bhapa Sandesh...I knew someone from my childhood who made them. You have put them on a pedestal. I am going to try making them. Thanks for sharing. Add you to my favorite reads.

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Kamalika
Now I have found out...Actually the bhapa sandesh is a new addition commercially in cal market..
Thats why I did not hear it from 1960to 80s when I was in Cal.
I only eat sandesh of Nakur, whenever I have choice.
Bhalo theko