Malai Sandwich is a famous Bengali sweet-dish made from milk, paneer and khoya. This easy dessert recipe is popular during festivals like Durga Puja and Rakshabandhan.

Ingredients of Malai Sandwitch

  • Milk: 1/2 litre
  • Citric acid crystals: 1/4 tsp
  • Sugar: 2 cups
  • Water: 3 Cups
  • Mava: 50 gms
  • Yellow food colour
  • Saffron for decoration

How to Make Malai Sandwitch

  1. Boil milk in pan. Dissolve citric acid crystals in water and add in milk gradually to get soft paneer.
  2. Once the milk is curdled turn off the flame, add 1 cup of cold water in it and keep covered for 15 minutes.
  3. put curdled milk into cotton cloth and tie it for about 15 minutes so that the whey gets drained easily.
  4. Place paneer on a plain surface and knead with hand and chenna becomes soft and creamy.
  5. Divide the mixture into portions. Make desired shape.
  6. Add 1 cup of sugar and 3 cups of water and bring to a boil on high heat in cooker.
  7. Carefully place chenna in syrup one by one. Close cooker and put whistle. keep on medium flame till 1 whistle and then reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.
  8. Switch off the flame and see that chenna squares will double up in size. Remove squares from the sugar syrup.
  9. Add remaining 1 cup of sugar in the syrup. Bring it to boil, and cool them 30 min.
  10. Add squares into the syrup. Keep for around 30 minutes.
  11. Knead mava and add little bit of sugar syrup and 1 drop of yellow food colour. Knead properly.
  12. After 30 minutes take the chenna out of the syrup. Squeeze them little and cut them horizontally.
  13. Apply mava on one half of the square and place the other half on it just like in a sandwich.
  14. Decorate with saffron strands and cut into triangles.


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