Chenna Kheer / Paneer Kheer / Paneer Payasam

Chenna kheer is an easy dessert with just 3 simple ingredients (milk, chenna, some dry fruits) available at home. It is so simple, yet a rich sweet to serve in any special / festive occasions. Here I have tried with home made chenna, but it can be done with paneer too. In case of paneer, just crumble / grate the paneer very well. Kheer can serve hot, warm or chilled. But chilled kheer always taste a great.

So here is my version of making chenna kheer / paneer kheer / paneer payasam.

Preparation Time : 10 mins      |      Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients :        



Chenna /
paneer (crumbled)

1 cup


6 tbsp


3 cup

Cardamom powder

1/2 tsp


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​Method :

  1. Take milk in a wide bottomed pan and allow the milk to a gentle boil on a low-medium flame.
  2. Simmer the milk for about 5-6 minutes, keep stirring the milk at intervals. 
  3. Then add sugar, stir and continue to cook further for 5 minutes.
  4. Add chopped dry fruits, cardamom powder and saffron. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. 
  5. Then mix chenna / crumbled paneer. Simmer for 2 minutes on a low flame till the chenna gets well cooked.
  6. Serve chenna kheer hot, warm or chilled just by garnishing with few saffron strands / chopped dry fruits !

Notes :

  • Always use fresh milk while making chenna kheer.
  • Dry fruits depends upon choice. 
  • If using fresh paneer, then just crumble it well. If using refrigerated paneer, then grate it well. 
  • If the paneer appears dry, then just soak in warm water and after that crumble / grate.

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