Paneer Payesh Recipe

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Paneer Payesh
  • Recipe Servings: 4
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Payesh is a popular Bengali dessert similar to kheer. This version is made with paneer, saffron, milk and cardamom.

Ingredients of Paneer Payesh

  • 150 gm cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp semolina
  • 5 cups (1 liter) milk
  • 4 green cardamoms, crushed a little
  • 6-7 strands saffron
  • 1/2 cup (125 gm) sugar
  • 6 almonds, shredded thin (lengthwise)

How to Make Paneer Payesh

  • 1.Boil the milk in a large pan and cook till about half the quantity is left (takes about 15 minutes).
  • 2.Meanwhile, mash the paneer and soojee together to a smooth paste.
  • 3.Make tiny balls with the paneer mixture.
  • 4.When the milk has thickened to the desired consistency, add sugar, the elaichi and kesar, and keeping the heat high, add the paneer balls.
  • 5.Keeping the milk at a boil, keep stirring and cook for 10 minutes.
  • 6.Refrigerate to chill, garnish with almonds and serve.