Chocolate Sandesh (Truffles)

Chocolate Sandesh (Truffles)

Chocolate Sandesh (Truffles)

Sandesh is a delicacy of Bengal. Chocolate flavored Sandesh is truly unique. This is very simple to make with few ingredients, milk, sugar and the flavor of your choice.
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Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Servings 18 Sandesh



  • 8 cups milk 1/2 gallon
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons coco powder

For Garnishing

  • 3 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sliced pistachios


To make Paneer:

  • Mix lemon juice in half cup of hot water and keep aside.
  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • As the milk comes to a boil, add the lemon juice gradually and stir the milk gently. The curd will start separating from the whey, turn off the heat.
  • Once the milk fat has separated from the whey, drain the whey using a strainer line with cheesecloth, or muslin cloth.
  • Wrap the curds in a muslin cloth, rinse under cold water, and squeeze well.
  • To take excess water out, press the wrapped paneer under a heavy pan for about 1 hour.

Making Sandesh:

  • Once the paneer is drained, place on a dry, clean surface and knead the paneer until the paneer is almost rolls into smooth soft dough.
  • Add the sugar and coco powder into the paneer and knead the paneer again until sugar and coco powder is mixed well.
  • Next on low heat cook the paneer mixture stirring continuously until paneer starts coming together as soft dough. This should take about 6 to 7 minutes. This is most important step to this dish; you are just cooking paneer enough to take out the rawness. If you over cook the paneer it will become grainy.
  • Turn off the heat and refrigerate the paneer for about an hour.
  • Divide the paneer into 18 equal parts and roll them making them in ball shape.
  • Refrigerate the Sandesh while preparing the chocolate Ganache for topping.

Chocolate Ganache:

  • Heat the heavy cream, do hot boil, pour it over chocolate chips and mix it well for about a minute until it is smooth and shiny chocolate syrup consistency.
  • Pour the syrup in one corner of zip log bag and make a very small hole to drizzle the syrup on Sandesh, or use the icing bag.
  • Take out the Sandesh from refrigerator and drizzle the chocolate syrup over and garnish with few slices of pistachios.
  • Sandesh is ready
  • Refrigerate them for few hours before serving. Serve them chilled! And Enjoy delicious Sandesh


Sandesh can be refrigerated for about one week.
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12 thoughts on “Chocolate Sandesh (Truffles)

  1. I am traveling to India from USA in few weeks. Do you think I can make this in USA and take it to India for my folks? Wondering if the chocolate topping will melt or if the sandesh will get spoilt during travel…

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