Sandesh is a traditional Indian sweet originating from the state of Bengal. It is typically served as a dessert and consists of fresh paneer, sugar, and flavorings such as cardamom and saffron. The small paneer balls are typically garnished with pistachios, almonds, or crushed pineapple. After spending some time in the refrigerator, well-chilled sandesh is ready to be served and consumed. Although sandesh is usually round in shape, it can also be shaped into elephants, fish, or conch shells.