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Bengali Baked Malai Sandesh In Microwave

Bengali Baked Malai Sandesh {Microwave Recipe}

Baked malai sandesh is the most easiest, immensely rich in taste and delicious sweet dish you will ever make. That too in a microwave under 20 minute maximum. Sounds too good to be true. Isn’t it? If you love the milk based rich and creamy desserts, which is so moreish in every mouthful, then this delectable baked malai sandesh should be your dessert goal. And this recipe of baked malai sandesh is keeper. So save this.

What Is Baked Sandesh ?

Sandesh is one of the classic sweet dish from Bengali cuisine, finest in its class. Extremely versatile and adaptable. Sandesh can be differently flavoured , can be molded into different shapes and can be cooked in many ways. Cooked sandesh as in regular ones like (norom pak- sandesh), uncooked (like kanchagola), baked sandesh, steamed sandesh and so on.

Baked sandesh is simply the sandesh that is baked in an oven with a characteristic char look with an extremely appealing slightly burnt caramel flavour that comes from baking. It can be served as it is or can be cut into portion size pieces.

baked malai sandesh

What Is Malai Sandesh ?

Malai sandesh taste extremely delish , and the richness that comes from the thick rabdi like cream is just un paralleled.  In another word malai sandesh is just an extension of bhapa sandesh but immersed in thick rich cream and soaked for hours till the flavors get permeate through the sandesh.

I prepare malai sandesh mostly on festival and other small occasions. Comes handy when you need to manage tons of other things as well, specially in festival times. Because it is quick, needs less monitoring and every time it had fared well in our expectation level.

What Is Baked Malai Sandesh ?

Baked malai sandesh is simply the best of both world. Luscious to the core, rich and extravagant. And this certainly calls for special occasions and festivals.

When I make baked malai sandesh, I simply follow my Baked Rasgulla Recipe. And this gives me fabulous results, each and every time.

Before venturing out to make this beauty, you need to assemble these four things – good quality khova / mawa (unsweetened one), condensed milk,  rabdi (use commercial one or homemade) and fresh cream collected from full cream milk.


baked malai sandesh

Looking For More Sandesh Recipe ?

Here is our delightful Mango Sandesh / sondesh

See This Post For How To Make Chenna ?

Bengali Baked Malai Sandesh In Microwave

Bengali Baked Malai Sandesh In Microwave, easy and delicious recipe.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sweet Dish
Cuisine: Bengali, Indian
Keyword: baked malai sandesh, Bengali baked sandesh, malai sandesh
Servings: 5
Author: Sukanya Ghosh


  • Microwave


  • 200 gm Chenna (approx from 1 1/2 l full cream milk)
  • 100 gm Khova / mawa)
  • 200 ml Condensed milk
  • 1 cup Rabdi (thick and creamy)
  • 2 tbsp Fresh cream (collected from full cream milk)
  • 1 tsp Cardamom powder
  • ½ cup slivered almonds and pistachios for garnishing
  • Rose essence (optional) few drops
  • 2-3 tbsp Ghee, melted


  • How to make chhena, link is given in the post. Please refer to that.
  • Mash the chhena nicely with the help of your knuckles of your fingers. Then smash it with the help of your heel of your palm.
    Till you get a soft homogeneous mixture, with no grains or lumps. It should be of dough like consistency.
  • Add 20-25 gm khova to the mashed chenna. And mix it well.
    If you are using commercial khova, you will need to soften the khova first, which can be done in microwave by warming it for 10-15 sec.
    Khova should be soft and easily mash-able.
  • Add 4-5 tablespoon condensed milk in the above chenna - khova mixture.
    Sprinkle cardamom powder and few drops of rose essence.
  • With the help of a spoon, mix everything well till you get a nice uniform mixture.
    Check for the sweetness. If requires, add 1-2 tablespoon condensed milk more.
    Note : Remember we will add rabdi in the final stage. So do not look for final sweetness taste in this mixture.
  • Our sandesh mixture is done. We will microwave it now.
  • Take a microwave safe flat tray or box. Grease it well it with the melted ghee. (I have used a glass box for the recipe)
    Spread the sandesh mixture evenly in that tray using the back of the spoon.
  • Microwave high for 10 min. No need to put the lid.
    Take it out and mix the mixture again. Spread it evenly and again repeat the step (microwave high) for 5 more minute.
  • By this time, you will notice that sandesh mixture has been solidified and our sandesh is ready.
    Do a taste test. Look for the texture of the sandesh. If not satisfied, then microwave high for another 3-4 minute.
  • Pour 1/2 cup rabdi over the sandesh mixture.
    Note - I use homemade rabdi. While making the rabdi , instead of using sugar, I add condensed milk in the last stage of rabdi.
  • Cut the remaining khova into cubes or make it into small flat roundels. Or you can just crumble it and add.
    Spread that khova evenly over the rabdi mixture.
    Add the remaining half cup rabdi over this.
  • Beat the fresh cream lightly with the fork till it is soft and fluffy. Add 1 teaspoon condensed milk or powder sugar to sweeten the cream.
  • Distribute the cream evenly over the rabdi mixture.
    Do not shake or disturb the layering.
  • I have done this in microwave with grill function.
    Place the grill rack inside the microwave. Preheat the microwave for 2 minute.
    Gently and carefully lift the sandesh tray or box and place that on the grill rack, pretty close to the top heating rod.
    Switch on the grill function and grill this uncovered for 5 minute.
  • After 5 minute you will notice beautiful char spots on the baked sandesh and the rabdi mixture has been thickened and beautiful light crust has formed over this.
    Refer to the pictures posted in this post.
  • Garnish the baked sandesh with slivered almonds, pistachios and dried rose petals.
    Serve it warm or at room temperature.

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