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Apple Sandesh

 

 

Usually I like to laze around and take it easy on Sundays and Holidays. But today was an exception…. Why so??? ‘Cos I was back on my feet after a bout of viral fever. Moreover, I was feeling lonely, as J was out of station and D was having a sleepover at his friend’s place. So what do you do then to get over the loneliness?? The only thing I could think of was to follow my passion…….. ‘Cooking’. With Diwali just around the corner, I decided to make a couple of desi sweets to post on my blog. The first sweet that came to my mind was Apple Sandesh, a recipe by Tarla Dalal

According to the original recipe, the apple mixture is used as a topping for the Sandesh. As I wanted to make something different, I did a modification to the recipe and decided to use the apple mix as a filling. The result was a visually appealing and a sweet dish with a mild tangy twist

 

 

Apple Sandesh

Source:Tarla Dalal

Apple Sandesh

Usually I like to laze around and take it easy on Sundays and Holidays. But today was an exception.... Why so??? 'Cos I was back on my feet after a bout of viral fever. Moreover, I was feeling lonely, as J was out of station and D was having a sleepover at his friend's place. So what do you do then

Ingredients
  

For the Sandesh

  • 200 gms Cottage Cheese Fresh (Paneer)
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons sugar Powdered
  • 2 - 1/2 tablespoons Milk
  • a few drops Rose or Kewra essence

For the filling

  • 2 apple Grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lime juice
  • 6 - 8 teaspoons Sugar
  • a few Saffron (soaked in 2 tablespoons hot water) stands

Instructions
 

  • Put the grated apple, sugar, lime juice and soaked saffron into a pan .Cook on low heat till the apple is done and the mixture turns slightly dry.Switch off heat and let it cool.
  • Take the Cottage Cheesein a bowl and mash finely.Add the powdered sugar, milk and essence and mix very well.
  • Do a taste test to make sure it is sweet enough.Add more sugar if needed.Take off a small ball and flatten it.
  • Take a spoonful of apple filling and place in the centre.Carefully cover the apple mixture and shape it as desired.
  • Serve cold

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