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Chanar Payesh

Moumita Malla
10 minutes
Prep Time
60 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Festive
  • West Bengal
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Ingredients for paneer balls:
  2. Milk- 1 litre
  3. Juice or Vinegar -2teaspoon
  4. Granulated Sugar -2tablespoon
  5. Milk-2 litre
  6. Sugar-3/4 cup


  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.

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Gargi Gulati
Gargi Gulati   Sep-11-2017


Kamlesh Gupta
Kamlesh Gupta   Jul-17-2017

Perfect one.

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