Za’afraani SANDESAH – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Za’afraani SANDESAH

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الحَمْدُ في بَلائِكَ وصَنيعِكَ إلى خَلْقِكَ، ولَكَ الحَمْدَ في بَلائِكَ وصَنيعِكَ إلى اهل بيوتنا ولَكَ الحَمْدَ في بَلائِكَ وصَنيعِكَ إلى أنْفسِنَا خَاصَّةً، ولكَ الحَمْدُ بمَا هَدَيتَنَا، ولكَ الحَمْدُ بمَا َاكرمتنا ولكَ الحَمْدُ بمَا سترتنا ولَكَ الحَمْدُ بالقرْآنِ، ولكَ الحَمْدُ بالأهْلِ والمَالِ، ولكَ الحَمْدُ بالمُعَافَاةِ، ولكَ الحَمْدُ حتَّى تَرْضى، ولكَ الحَمْدُ إذَا رَضيْتَ يا أهْلَ التَّقَوى وأهْلَ المَغْفِرَةِ

Za’afraani SANDESAH

Sandesah is a Bengali sweet made with Cottage Cheese, at the shops; it is sold as 40/- Riyals per kg.

But if you were a Bawarchee (chef) of Mughal kings, their Hakeem would ask you to make Sandesah with Ghazaal Kastoori, Amber, Za’afraan (Saffron), rose oil from their own gardens & sandalwood oil from their own forests, & the price could increase to 4,000 Riyals per kg.

Za’afraan (Saffron) is a miracle of my Allah’s creations, what you get at the markets is not a genuine Saffron, Ibn-e-Seena wrote that a good quality Saffron releases its color slowly, & you can try by pouring cold water over those cheep brands, they will release the color immediately. We use a high quality Saffron which is 15,000 ~ 17,000 Riyals per kg, it is a beauty, long~thick stigmas, strong aroma & releases the color very slowly.

We prepared Sandesah with Halal Cottage Cheese, rose water, Za’afraan & Tibb-e-Nabawi numbers TN-Ds ~ date stones powder & Honey, (for half kg of Halal Cottage Cheese, add 300 grams of Honey), all should be fried in Ghee (at low heat) for 20 minutes, Za’afraan releases its color & you get a beautiful Sandesah, decorate with silver foils & enjoy the taste & colors that have come directly from the Hands of your LORD.