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Friday, March 17, 2017

Paneer Kheer Recipe | Paneer Payasam | Chenna Kheer | Payasam Recipes

Finally, I am clearing all my very old posts from the draft. This post is almost two years old and I made it when I was living in Navallur, Chennai. Hence, the quality of the picture is not too good. Actually, on that day I was planning to make Kalakand and got the ingredients ready. However, when few unexpected guests turned out for that day's lunch, I made this paneer kheer as a dessert along with the lunch. It was a super hit and the guests liked it a lot. It is a simple and easy to make dessert with very few ingredients. Do follow my homemade paneer recipe and prepare fresh paneer at home for this payasam. Check out my Payasam/Kheer collection too. Let us move on to the recipe:
Paneer 200 grams 
Condensed Milk - 1/2 Cup 
Milk - 3 Cups 
Saffron Strands - few 
Chopped Nuts - 1/4 Cup(I used Almonds & Pistachios)

1. Soak the saffron strands in the warm milk and keep it aside. Crumble or grate the paneer. I pulsed it once in the mixie. (check notes). Transfer the crumbled paneer to the mixing bowl.
2. Add the condensed milk and mix it well. Transfer it to a pan and cook it in medium flame by stirring it constantly.
3. When the mixture becomes thick, switch off the flame. In another vessel, bring the milk to rolling to boil. Simmer the flame and allow it to boil for another 4 to 5 mins. Then add the sweetened paneer mixture to the boiling milk.
4. Keep stirring and mix it all together. Then add the saffron milk and the chopped nuts. Switch off the flame after 3 to 4 mins.
Cool the kheer completely and store the Paneer Kheer in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes before serving. Serve it chilled.
Points to remember:
  • If you use homemade paneer, then it will be easy to crumble. If using store brought paneer, then immerse it in hot water until it is soft and then grate it finely.
  • You can replace condensed milk with 1/4 cup of sugar. Just bring the milk and sugar to boil. Add the paneer and when it is almost cooked, follow the same process.
  • Saffron can be replaced with cardamom powder or rose essence.
  • Increase or decrease the condensed milk as per your need.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Paneer and Condensed Milk is a sinful combo!! So no doubts your guests liked it :)

  2. that looks awesome.... I wish I could have it for dessert post dinner


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