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    Simply Sweet: Sandesh

    Sandesh is the most simple yet most popular of Indian sweets. Now, thanks to chef Sanjay Patel, you can make it at home.

    (Above): Sandesh [SILICONEER photo]

    • 1 liter milk
    • 1 lemon
    • 1 teaspoon refined sugar
    • 3-4 tablespoons powdered sugar
    • 1/8 tsp rose essence
    • 1 tsp chopped pista
    • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
    • 10 pieces chum chum


    Boil the milk and keep for 6 hours. Remove the cream from the top. Boil milk again. Add lemon juice to it till it curdles.

    Turn in to a muslin cloth and dip it in cold water for 10 minutes. Remove and hang it up to remove water for about an hour.

    Take out the cheese. Rub well for about 10 minutes till soft and smooth. Add refined flour and mix well.

    Mix the cheese and sugar in a karahi. Cook on medium to slow flame. Keep stirring.
    In 6-8 minute the mixture will become semi-thick. Remove from the fire. Mix in essence. Now let cool in fridge for 30 min.

    Then cut chum chum in half and place a layer of this mawa filling in between the two pieces and garnish with a cherry.

    Sanjay Patel has a degree from the Culinary Institute in Birmingham, U.K., and is certified in food and hygiene. He was named 1996 Chef of the Year by Quality Cuisine, U.K. Patel is executive chef at Milan restaurant in Milpitas, Calif.


    The Art of Kashmir:
    Asia Society Exhibit

    The Asia Society is hosting the first-ever major Kashmiri art exhibition in New York. The exhibit presents 130 objects of exemplary quality, dating from the 2nd to the 20th centuries.
    A Siliconeer report.

    Crisis in Pakistan: South Asian Protest in the U.S.
    The global protest against the imposition of emergency in Pakistan is to restore the independence of the judiciary and the media, write Girish Agarwal and Sabahat Ashraf.

    The Power of Information: JAMA Study in U.P.
    Informing rural people of their rights can improve education and health services, but a lot more has to be done, writes Madhav Goyal.

    EDITORIAL: The Art of Kashmir
    NEWS DIARY: November
    EDUCATION: Harvard Initiative
    SUBCONTINENT: Season to Spend
    SOCIAL WORK: ICC Gala Banquet
    HERITAGE: Honoring Dalip Saund
    ENVIRONMENT: Global Warming: Role of Ethnic Media
    EDUCATION: NCLB: Bad for Teachers, Bad for Students
    COMMUNITY: Sir Syed Day in Bay Area
    HEALTH: Hazards of Alcohol
    BOLLYWOOD: Romancing with Dev
    RECORDING: Cellist Yo-Yo Ma
    COMMUNITY: Diwali & Annakut Festivals
    MUSIC: Habib Khan Concert
    TRAVEL: Through Swiss Eyes
    COMMUNITY: News in Brief
    BUSINESS: News Briefs
    AUTO REVIEW: 2008 Honda Element SC
    BOLLYWOOD: Guftugu
    BOLLYWOOD: Film Review: Aaja Nachle
    TAMIL CINEMA: Onbathu Roobai Nottu
    RECIPE: Sandesh
    HOROSCOPE: December

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