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Pineapple Sandesh

A delicious dessert from the state of Bengal, made with cottage cheese and pineapple..

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bengali Cuisine
Keyword: pineapple, Sandesh
Servings: 4 people
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 1 liter Fresh Milk
  • 3 tbsp Sugar / Chini
  • 3 drop Pineapple Essence
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 6 Mint Leaves
  • 6 Tutti Frutti pieces


  • Boil the milk and remove the cream (malai) from it and boil once again

  • In a cup, mix lemon juice with 2 tblsp of water.When the milk start boiling again, add the lemon juice mix and stir. If the milk does not start curdling,  then add some more lemon juice to it.

  • When the milk has curdled completely then pour it in a soft muslin cloth.

  • Pour enough cold water to cool it down and remove the traces of lemon juice mixture.Hold the cloth tightly and squeeze well to remove all the water from it..

  • Then take the curdled milk solids in a big plate and rub with your palms for 5-7 minutes to smoothen it.

  • Add powdered sugar,1.5 tbsp finely chopped pineapple pieces and mix gently.

  • Now heat a nonstick pan and add this mixture to it and cook on slow heat for 3 minutes.

  • Take it out in the plate and let it cool down to room temperature.Add pineapple essence and rub again with your palm for 3 minutes.

  • Now grease your hands and make balls from the mixture .Flatten slightly from the top and garnish with 2,3 thin pieces of pineapple, mint leaves and tutti frutti or cherries

  • Refrigerate for 1 hour and then serve.


You can use ready made paneer and skip the steps- from1 to7