Chanar Payesh | How to make Chanar Payesh

By Shaheen Ali  |  26th Apr 2016  |  
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About Chanar Payesh Recipe

When it comes to sweets, nothing can beat the taste of Bengali sweets. It doesn't matter if a person is Bengali or from a different region, Bengali sweets are everyone’s favourite. These sweets are mostly made from milk and milk products, therefore, it has to be consumed within 1-2 days itself. One such creamy luscious authentic and traditional Bengali sweet served during special occasions is Chanar Payesh. Thick full cream milk, reduced to half of it's consistency and cooked with fresh home made cottage cheese dumplings is simply delectable. Serve Chanar Payesh as a sweet dish during your house parties or festivals.

Chanar Payesh is an authentic dish which is perfect to serve on all occasions. The Chanar Payesh is delicious and has an amazing aroma. Chanar Payesh by Shaheen Ali will help you to prepare the perfect Chanar Payesh in your kitchen at home. Chanar Payesh needs 15 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. In the BetterButter app, you will find the step by step process of cooking Chanar Payesh . This makes it easy to learn how to make the delicious Chanar Payesh . In case you have any questions on how to make the Chanar Payesh you can comment on the page below. The "What's cooking" feature on the BetterButter app can help you connect with our home chefs like Shaheen Ali. Chanar Payesh will surely satisfy the taste buds of your guests and you will get compliments from your guests.

Chanar Payesh

Ingredients to make Chanar Payesh

  • cottage cheese/chenna/paneer - 250 gms
  • Full cream milk - 500 ml
  • sugar - 1/3 cup
  • cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • saffron - few strands (soaked in 2 tbsp milk)
  • cashews - 10 chopped
  • raisins - 10
  • almonds - 6 chopped
  • pistachios - few chopped
  • Garnish - nuts, rose petals, saffron (Optional)

How to make Chanar Payesh

  1. To begin with the chanar payesh, take fresh paneer in a bowl and mash it well with your hands to make it smooth and moist.
  2. Pinch marble sized chennas and make dumplings out of it and. Keep them aside.
  3. Boil full cream milk in a thick bottomed pan and reduce it till it turns off white and creamy.
  4. Keep scraping the cream from sides and add into the boiling milk. Add sugar, saffron milk and cardamom powder along with chopped cashews, almonds and pistachios and cook it for another few minutes.
  5. Keep stirring at regular intervals to avoid the milk getting burnt. Once the milk comes to a thick and creamy consistency, slide in the chenna dumplings and cook for another 5-6 mins on a low flame.
  6. Add raisins and turn off the gas, keep aside to cool. Refrigerate the payesh and serve it chilled.
  7. Serve Chanar Payesh as a sweet dish during your house parties or festivals.

Reviews for Chanar Payesh (9)

Mandira Chowdhury9 months ago


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Rumi Goswami2 years ago

easy to cook n seems yummy

Veena Kaul2 years ago


Premalatha Santhanam2 years ago

looks yummy...

cooking arts2 years ago

very nice

Ritu Gupta2 years ago


Amena Biyabani2 years ago


Shereen Fatima2 years ago

Looks nice