Pista Sandesh
A Bengali delicacy made in your very own kitchen!
Chef Gautam Mehrishi Pista Sandesh Recipe

- Indian

Cooking Time

-45 Min

Preparation Time

- 20 Min


  • 500 gm cottage cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp rose water
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder, Pistachios as required, chopped, Castor sugar as required
  • FOR garnish
  • Castor sugar
  • cardamom powder


  1. 1

    In a wok, grate the cottage cheese and heat it.
  2. 2

    Add sugar; mix well.
  3. 3

    When ready, add rose water mix it again and transfer to a bowl.
  4. 4

    Whisk until the mixture is creamy.
  5. 5

    Add cardamom powder.
  6. 6

    In a plate add chopped pistachios and castor sugar.
  7. 7

    In another plate, add cardamom powder and castor sugar.
  8. 8

    Spoon the mixture into small pieces and roll them first in the plate of pistachio and castor sugar.
  9. 9

    Then, in the plate of cardamom powder and castor sugar.
  10. 10

    Place the sandesh in the serving plate.
  11. 11

    Garnish it with castor sugar and cardamom powder.
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