Sandesh is an amazing sweet from West Bengal and I used to love it. But after my converting to paleo, I have stopped eating sweets. Recently I came across the perfect natural sweetener I could use instead of sugar and now I try to recreate my favourtie sweets. I usually make paneer based sweets as they are perfect to go with the low carb diet I am following. Use home made soft paneer for best results as we will be serving this raw. The mixture is not cooked so it is the easiest of all sweets I have prepared until now.
The raw version of sandesh is called as kancha golla. I made it for a BM and I loved it so much. So I made a sugar free version for myself one day. I also added a tbs of cacao nibs to the ladoos for a twist to the original recipe. You can add sliced pistachios for a more authentic version. Cacao nibs are paleo friendly as far as they are untreated. So make sure to read the ingredients list before purchasing the pack. I got it from Amazon. Let me give the link below. Use it occasionally. I loved the combination of paneer and cacao nibs in this ladoo.
Paneer – 75 gm
Cacao Nibs – 1 tbs
Stevia – 1/4 tsp
Erythritol – 1 tsp
Fresh Cream – 1 tbs
In a bowl mix together all ingredients and knead to form a smooth dough.
Divide into small portions.
Shape each into a ladoo.
Serve in individual mini cupcake liners.