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  1. Nava Krishnan
    September 25, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    I saw this in the page feed and now I see how its made. Purabi – I am admiring it to the maximum but definitely way out for me to make. You know my recipes – all that simple and no sweat ones.

    Its simply lovely and stunning. Never heard of this sweet yet now I know what it is about.

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    • Purabi Naha
      September 26, 2013 @ 9:33 am

      Nava, if you have any Bengali friend flying to India for the festivals, you must ask them to bring some Shondesh for you! It is just so pure, delicate and tasty! Thank you for your kind words: this sweet does need a lot of patience, but at the end of the day, it is simply worth the effort. 🙂

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  2. Sissi_Withaglass.com
    September 25, 2013 @ 2:26 pm

    What a magical recipe! Really fascinating. I am impressed by your culinary skills and patience. The result seems worth the effort though.

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    • Purabi Naha
      September 26, 2013 @ 9:31 am

      Sissi thank you so much dear for your kind words! Have a lovely day!!

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    • Shruti
      October 14, 2016 @ 2:18 pm

      Lovely recipe. I tried out and it is perfect

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  3. Bam's Kitchen
    September 26, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    Impressive and beautiful biscuit! Everything is homemade and the biscuit cutter are beautiful. A great way to keep these culinary traditions going and pass on the recipe. Have a super week. BAM

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    • Purabi Naha
      September 26, 2013 @ 9:22 am

      Thanks Bam. This Bengali sweet is prized in India. It is soft and melt-in-the-mouth. Shondesh is actually not a biscuit, but a kind of fudge. You have a great week too! 🙂

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  4. Purabi Naha
    September 26, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    Thanks Shirley. Interestingly, this is not baked, but just cooked over the gas stove. Shondesh is a kind of fudge which is eaten here in India and is very popular in Kolkata.

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    • Blackswan
      September 26, 2013 @ 9:41 am

      Wow, it certainly looks like baked! Awesome!

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  5. Purabi Naha
    September 26, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    Awww…thanks Jenn and Seth! Hope you are having a great week!!

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  6. Purabi Naha
    September 26, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    Abbe, I think, getting these shondesh moulds in an Indian market outside India will not be easy. An easy way out is to use chocolate moulds or you can do this: flatten a little of the mixture with the hands and use cookie cutters instead. Or if you are really enthusiastic, you can tell a local carpenter to make wooden moulds for you! Thanks for your comment here on my post.

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  7. Purabi Naha
    September 26, 2013 @ 9:30 am

    John, these moulds are really pretty. My mother-in-law lovingly bought them for me long back from a local fair in Kolkata. I am glad that you liked the recipe.

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  8. Asha Shivakumar
    September 26, 2013 @ 3:36 pm

    I love shondesh, such a festive sweet. I am hunting for good molds, these look so good.

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  9. Denise@From Brazil To You
    September 26, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    What pretty, delicious cookies, Purabi! I wish I could experience this festival.

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  10. Juliana
    September 27, 2013 @ 1:13 am

    I never had this…from the ingredients these must taste delicious. I love the cute molds…
    Hope you are having a fantastic week Purabi 😀

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  11. Curry and Comfort
    September 27, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    How pretty. I love the moulds you use. I would love to try this festive sweet. 🙂

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  12. mjskit
    September 28, 2013 @ 1:51 am

    I would enjoy any holiday that is celebrated with treat like this! Love the cookies and the molds are so cute! Thanks for sharing a new and delicious treat!

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  13. Purabi Naha
    September 28, 2013 @ 10:00 am

    Thank you so much, Minnie. I love these moulds too: these are made of clay and are very cheap. Happy to know that you like reading my blog. 🙂

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  14. Sneha
    October 1, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    very nice

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  15. Ann@Anncoo Journal
    October 1, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    These look so pretty and I love those moulds 🙂

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  16. Katerina
    October 3, 2013 @ 11:34 am

    I love your molds Purabi! the cookies look perfect!

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  17. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies
    October 4, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

    These are so beautiful–and I bet they’re delicious too!

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  18. Samina |The Cupcake Confession
    October 5, 2013 @ 5:00 am

    Purabi!!!!!!! This recipe is super amazing!!!!!!!!!! Lovingggg it! Love the molds! Where’d you get them from? I’m definityely trying this at home soon! 🙂

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    • Purabi Naha
      October 7, 2013 @ 5:07 pm

      Samina, thanks. I got these molds as a gift from my mother-in-law, who bought these from Kolkata! 🙂

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  19. Daniela
    October 6, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    These sweets look truly mouthwatering!
    It was as well very interesting to read how to prepare home made chenna and caramelized khoya, sounds like fun to prepare it and I bet it tastes wonderful.
    Great post,thank you!
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    • Purabi Naha
      October 7, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

      Daniela, glad that you liked it! Yes, it tastes wonderful.

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