Microwave Ricotta Cheese Sandesh | Instant Ricotta Cheese Sondesh

MicrowaveRicottaCheeseSandesh

Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup. For the people outside India, Diwali is just another working day. Not everyone has the luxury to take off. But at the same time, we don’t want to miss the celebrations, fun and of course food. If you are looking for a quick yet delicious sweet recipe, then you are at the right place. Check out this microwave ricotta cheese Sondesh recipe that can be prepared within 15 minutes, flat.

I am starting off the Diwali recipe series with this easy peasy ricotta cheese Sondesh. It’s a four ingredient fix. All you need is ricotta cheese, sugar, rose syrup, ghee and less than 15 minutes of your time. Isn’t that great?  I bet everyone loves Bengali sweets and when Valli posted A-Z Bengali sweets this September; I made up my mind to try the Sondesh for sure but with ricotta cheese though. ;-)

MicrowaveRicottaCheeseSandesh

Last year I posted Ricotta cheese rasamalai, and I was overwhelmed with the response that I received. So this year too I decided to prepare some sweet with Ricotta cheese, and here it is – the Sondesh.  The steps are super simple. Mix the sugar and ricotta cheese and microwave them until it’s crumbly. Add your favorite flavor. Let it cool and shape it as desired. It’s as simple as that. I love the elongated oval shape, hence went with that shape. You can use a mold for other patterns or just shape it round.

MicrowaveRicottaCheeseSandesh

This measurement yields ten small pieces as shown in the picture. I prepared this last Saturday when our friends visited, and even before dinner, the dessert got over. This Sondesh is a party pleaser so be sure to make a lot. :-) I have explained about the ricotta cheese in my rasmalai post. So without any further ado, let me share this Instant Sondesh with Ricotta Cheese.

You can find my other Diwali recipe collection here – Diwali Special Recipes

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Microwave Ricotta Cheese Sandesh Recipe | Instant Ricotta Cheese Sondesh Recipe

Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup.

Ingredients:

  • Ricotta Cheese – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Rose Syrup – 2 tsp
  • Ghee for greasing
  • Chopped nuts – as required to garnish. I used crushed pistachios

Steps:

  • Take half cup of ricotta cheese and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl.

  • Mix them vigorously.

  • Microwave it for one minute. The sugar will melt, and the mix will be of a pouring consistency.

  • Then microwave again for one minute and remove it from the microwave and mix it well.
  • Now microwave it again for 1.5 minutes and remove it. The cheese sugar mix will slowly thicken and will slightly grainy like below. Stir it back.

  • Microwave this for one more minute. After this, the cheese will be grainier than the previous stage. During microwaving, mainly after 3 minutes, the mix starts to pop out. That’s completely normal. Edges browning is also usual. Make sure you keep stirring the mix for every one minute and don’t let the cheese stick to the bottom.

  • Now add two tsps of rose syrup and mix thoroughly.
  • Microwaving after adding rose syrup is optional. I just cooked it for half more minute again.

  • Let the mix cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Now grease your palms with ghee generously and take a small quantity of the cheese mixture and roll it into a round ball or as per your preference. You can use the traditional Bengali molds also. As I mentioned, I went with an oval shape.

  • You can either serve them fresh or refrigerate and serve chilled.

MicrowaveRicottaCheeseSandesh

Notes:

  • Adjust sugar as per your preference. But keep in mind that ricotta cheese is mildly sweet.
  • Instead of rose syrup, you can cardamom or saffron soaked milk for other flavors.
  • Depending upon the quantity and microwave setting, the cooking time might vary. Make sure you stir the mix for every one minute and cook until the cheese becomes granular. That’s the right stage.

MicrowaveRicottaCheeseSandesh

Microwave Ricotta Cheese Sandesh Recipe | Instant Ricotta Cheese Sondesh Recipe
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Diwali Special Sweet Recipe – A delicious Bengali Sweet Sondesh or Sandesh prepared with Ricotta cheese in the microwave with the delicate flavors of rose syrup.
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Total Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. Ricotta Cheese - 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar - 1/4 cup
  3. Rose Syrup - 2 tsp
  4. Ghee for greasing
  5. Chopped nuts – as required to garnish. I used crushed pistachios
Instructions
  1. Take half cup of ricotta cheese and sugar in a microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Mix them vigorously.
  3. Microwave it for one minute. The sugar will melt, and the mix will be of a pouring consistency.
  4. Then microwave again for one minute and remove it from the microwave and mix it well.
  5. Now microwave it again for 1.5 minutes and remove it. The cheese sugar mix will slowly thicken and will slightly grainy like below. Stir it back.
  6. Microwave this for one more minute. After this, the cheese will be grainier than the previous stage. During microwaving, mainly after 3 minutes, the mix starts to pop out. That’s completely normal. Edges browning is also usual. Make sure you keep stirring the mix for every one minute and don’t let the cheese stick to the bottom.
  7. Now add two tsps of rose syrup and mix thoroughly.
  8. Microwaving after adding rose syrup is optional. I just cooked it for half more minute again.
  9. Let the mix cool for 2 to 3 minutes.
  10. Now grease your palms with ghee generously and take a small quantity of the cheese mixture and roll it into a round ball or as per your preference. You can use the traditional Bengali molds also. As I mentioned, I went with an oval shape.
  11. You can either serve them fresh or refrigerate and serve chilled.
Notes
  1. Adjust sugar as per your preference. But keep in mind that ricotta cheese is mildly sweet.
  2. Instead of rose syrup, you can cardamom or saffron soaked milk for other flavors.
  3. Depending upon the quantity and microwave setting, the cooking time might vary. Make sure you stir the mix for every one minute and cook until the cheese becomes granular. That’s the right stage.
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