Chocolate Sondesh

Raksha Bandhan is one of the sweetest Indian festival — makes you realize the strong bond, love & togetherness that you share with your siblings!

To celebrate the festive season and our love for bengali sweets, I decided to try my hands on this recipe here. Instead of making the traditional sondesh, which is equally mouth watering, I added chocolate flavor to it for some more fun and deliciousness. Give it a try and add some sweetness to your day!

TIP: Sprinkle some powdered sugar and grated chocolate on top!

Adapted: https://www.storyofcooks.com/chocolate-sondesh/

Hope you enjoy it! ūüôā

Happy Rakhi Adu! ūüôā #missyou

Chocolate Sondesh

  • Servings: 12 pieces
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 gallon Whole Milk
  • 2 Lemons, cut in halves
  • 1 tablespoon distilled White Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 liter water or more
  • 1/4 cup granulated Sugar, more more
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ghee (ClariÔ¨Āed butter)

Method

  1. In a non-stick saucepan, over medium-high Ô¨āame, heat milk Keep stirring¬†continuously.
  2. Cut lemons in half and squeeze the juice into a bowl. Add one tablespoon of water and vinegar. Add lemon-vinegar solution to the milk. It will start coagulating within 3 to 4 seconds.
  3. Set a strainer over a mixing bowl and line it with a cheese cloth. Carefully pour the milk curds into the strainer. Add 2 cups (or more) of water to the cheese and wash it well.
  4. Gather the four corners of the cheesecloth in your hand and gently squeeze to remove the excess whey.
  5. Set it aside in a big mixing bowl. With the palm of your hands, knead the¬†cheese for 4 to 5 minutes. It should have a Ô¨Āne consistency. Add sugar and¬†knead for an another 4 to 5 minutes to form a dough.
  6. In a non-stick pan. over medium-low heat, heat the cheese dough. With a
    spatula, stir it for 4 to 5 minutes.
  7.  Add cocoa powder and cook for 1 to 2 minutes more. Take it off the heat.
  8. When it‚Äės cool enough to handle, shape them like a ball (don‚Äėt forget to¬†grease your hands with ghee), or put in a rectangular dish and press down to smooth layer of approx. 1-inch thick or put them into molds of your¬†choice.
  9. Chill for 3 hours.

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