Navratri Recipe: Sandesh

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Navratri Recipe: Sandesh

By IFB | October 18, 2020

As the festival unfolds, so do the magical legends that surround it. Each tale is an affirmation of truth and honour; the victory of good over evil. On the second day of Navratri, known as Dwitiya, Maa Durga is worshipped as Goddess Brahmacharini. Legend has it that, as Mata Parvati, she went through many trials and tribulations to win Lord Shiva as her husband.

Sugar is therefore offered as bhog to the goddess, to sweeten her penance. This is said to increase the longevity of the devotee and family members as well. White is Her colour; symbolic of peace, purity and meditation. We’ve combined both in this recipe. Follow this to appease the goddess with fluffy white sandesh, and enjoy a long and blessed life.

Preparation time: 20 min                     

Cooking time: 16 min

Servings: 18 pcs approx


  • 2 litre full cream milk
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 tbsp almonds or pistachios to garnish


1. In a microwave-safe glass bowl, heat milk at 50% micropower for 8 min. Add lemon juice to milk and heat at 100% micropower for 8 min, stirring every 1 min. Leave the milk to rest for 10 min. Once cooled, the milk will be curdled.

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