Chanar Payesh | How to make Chanar Payesh

By Moumita Malla  |  15th Jul 2017  |  
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About Chanar Payesh Recipe

Chanar Payesh  is a very famous traditional  bengali  sweet. Chana means paneer  or cottage cheese and payesh is a bengali  word,it means kheer  or milk  pudding. It is a kheer or milk pudding made with  milk and chenna or paneer  or  cottage cheese ball. You can make it with store bought  paneer or cottage cheese but this recipe comes out best with freshly made homemade cottage cheese which is easy to knead.

Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) is a delicious dish which is enjoyed by the people of every age group. The recipe by Moumita Malla teaches how to make Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) step by step in detail. This makes it easy to cook Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) in your kitchen at home. This recipe can be served to 4 people. You can find this dish at most restaurants and you can also prepare Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) at home. This amazing and mouthwatering Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 60 minutes for cooking. The aroma of this Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) is so tempting that makes you want to eat it. When you want to prepare something very tasty and delicious for special occasion then Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) is a good option for you. The flavour of Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) is palatable and you will enjoy each and every bite of this. Try this Chanar Payesh(Paneer Kheer) and impress your family and friends.

Chanar Payesh

Ingredients to make Chanar Payesh

  • Ingredients for paneer balls:
  • Milk- 1 litre
  • Juice or vinegar -2teaspoon
  • Granulated sugar -2tablespoon
  • Milk-2 litre
  • sugar-3/4 cup

How to make Chanar Payesh

  1. Take a heavy bottomed vessel, add milk.
  2. Bring it to boil and keep stirring to avoid burning of milk.
  3. Once the milk comes to boil, simmer the gas, start adding the lemon juice and keep stirring( if required,add more lemon juice) cook for few seconds until the milk solids gets separates from the whey. Switch off the heat.
  4. Pour this curdled milk to the already lined muslin cloth over a strainer, squeeze out all the whey water then rinse it as much as possible, if you do not rinse the chenna or paneer  properly you will get the smell  of lemon while having it.
  5. Now hang the cloth with chenna or paneer on the tap for 30 minutes. Then remove it from tap and place a heavy weight on chenna for another 30 minutes. It will help to squeeze  more water from chenna or paneer.
  6. After 1 hour remove the cheesecloth from the chenna or paneer. The chena or paneer should not have too much moisture nor be too dry. Take the paneer in a wider plate, rub it well with your palms for 5 to 6 minutes  to get smooth texture. Now divide the paneer  into two equal portions. Take one part and mix granulated sugar with it, make small small balls from this portion  of paneer.
  7. Keep the paneer balls aside.
  8. Paneer Kheer:
  9. Take a heavy bottomed vessel, preferably a non stick, add milk for kheer or payesh.
  10. Bring it to boil, when milk will start boiling, simmer the gas, add paneer balls or chenna balls little by little.
  11. Let it simmer till reduced to half the original quantity, stirring in between.
  12. Add sugar, stir and simmer till it dissolves. Add mashed paneer or chena to the milk.Simmer for two minutes.
  13. Take off the heat. Let it cool and serve.

My Tip:

If you want you can make this recipe using store bought paneer.

Reviews for Chanar Payesh (2)

Gargi Gulati2 years ago


Kamlesh Gupta3 years ago

Perfect one.

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