Paneer Kheer Recipe : Cottage Cheese Dessert!

Planning to make some kheer but dropped the Idea because of the time consumed while making a kheer. Don’t worry here I am with an alternative! Today we will be able to make kheer within 25 minutes. The Paneer kheer Recipe is a quick and easy to make at home. It is very simple and less time-consuming variety of Kheer amongst all the different variations of Kheer. With the only availability of Paneer (Cottage Cheese) and some dry fruits, you can easily get started with this delicious dessert.

Paneer Kheer

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  • Recipe Category: Desserts
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description: The Paneer kheer Recipe is a quick & easy to make at home. This sweet dish can be made quickly with availability of Paneer, Mawa & other basic ingredients.

Paneer Kheer Recipe

Ingredients for Paneer Kheer Recipe:

  • Milk ( full fat milk ) – 3 cups
  • Grated or crumbled paneer – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 5-6 tbsp. or as required
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp.
  • Chopped almond – 8-10 pieces
  • Chopped cashews – 8-10 pieces
  • Chopped pistachios – 8-10 pieces
  • Kesar/ saffron strands – 5-6 strands ( optional )
  • Rose water – 1-1.5 tsp. ( optional )

Note: All dry fruits used here should be unsalted. If the salted dry fruits are used then the kheer will be spoiled. You can buy carnival almonds online.

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It is recommended to use fresh milk while making this dessert. You can also use condensed milk along with fresh milk. And if you do not have condensed milk, you can substitute it with the Almond milk.

The paneer can be store-bought as well but it is better if you make it at home because outside paneer may have salt which can spoil your milk.

Generally, tofu can be replaced with paneer but if you do that then it would change the entire flavor and give its own distinct taste which is not advisable.  So, refrain from using Tofu if you do not have paneer. Yet, in the exceptional case you can use Ricotta Cheese in place of paneer.

Method for Paneer Kheer Recipe:

Pre-Preparation:

  • If you are using refrigerated paneer then soak it in warm water for some time before use.
  • Also, if you are using the frozen paneer then take care that the paneer kheer consistency does not get reduced.
  • For this to prevent, you must be careful while frozen paneer releases the water. So, it is advisable to first reduce the Kheer and the mix the frozen paneer.

Preparation

  • Take a wide bottomed pan or a sauce pan. Add milk in it. Now keep it on the stove on medium flame.
  • Till the time the milk comes to boil chopped the dry fruits and keep them aside.
  • Also, crumble or grate the paneer and keep it aside.
  • When the milk comes to a boil keep the flame of stove low. Simmer for 5-6 minutes or until the milk become a bit thick. Keep stirring occasionally.
  • Now add sugar and cook for 5 more minutes. Stir at intervals.
  • Now add the crumbled paneer. Stir well.
  • Also, add chopped dry fruits and mix well.
  • Now simmer for 4-5 minutes while stirring at intervals.
  • If adding saffron strands then add it along with the dry fruits.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes.
  • At last add cardamom powder and stir well and switch off the stove.
  • If using rose water add it at this step.
  • Transfer the Paneer Kheer in a bowl.

And your Paneer kheer is ready to serve and eat!

Note: Keep stirring the kheer at intervals otherwise it will be burnt.

Additional Information:

  • Calories: 300 calories
  • Total Time: PT25M
  • Serves: 4
  • Date Published:

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It is another Bengali Dessert dish which is popularly served after the Durga Puja. And as we all know that festivals are coming back to back. We, especially ladies have a lot of house chores during the festive season. Along with all routine household work, we need to do preparation for Navratri, Dusshera, and Diwali. We are always in a jiffy during festivals. Thus I decided to share this easy and tasty sweet dish with you all. You just need some paneer, milk, and dry fruits. This paneer kheer can be made during Navratri, Dusshera, and Diwali. Apart from this, other popular sweet is from Bengali Dish is the delicious Sandesh, also known as Sondesh.

I make this kheer usually when my family desires to eat something sweet made up of Milk and I feel lazy to make something time-consuming. Again if I have leftover paneer I make this dish. Here the flavoring agents like rose water, cardamom powder and saffron strands release the strong and aromatic fragrance which spreads all over the surrounding. The sprinkle of the dry fruits and nuts infuses the nutty crunch and aroma as well enriches the Kheer with the quotient of proteins and nutrients.

As we all know that Paneer is a very versatile ingredient. I think what comes next to potato is paneer. As we can add Potato in any dish in the same way paneer can also be added to any dish. Again the combination of paneer with another ingredient is delicious. This is one such dessert from paneer which will leave you jaw drop. It’s yummy taste, tempting looks, and rich flavors make it mouthwatering.

For making the kheer aromatic I have added cardamom powder. You can also add rose water. It’s optional. The addition of rose water gives a rosy aroma to the dish. I have kept it optional because I know many people who don’t like rose flavor. But the addition of cardamom powder is a must. Again saffron strands are optional. You can add dry fruits of your choice. Here I have crumbled the paneer but you can always use grated paneer also. If you are using fresh paneer then crumble it. If you are using refrigerated paneer then grate it.

If you are addicted to dessert and an avid fan of paneer then this dessert dish is surely something which you might not like to miss. So get ready to make this simple dish in your kitchen with just a few quick steps. It is the highly refreshing, reviving and cooling dessert for summer. Prepare it for any occasion or party and surprise everyone. Serve this dish hot, warm or as per your how family wishes to have!

Remarks:

  • Time required for cooking the paneer kheer recipe is 25 minutes
  • This delicious paneer sweet serves 3 people. You can make for more people by adjusting the gauge of the ingredients used.
  • The proportion of paneer and milk need to be same, you can vary and accordingly the consistency will differ.
  • This paneer kheer can stay edible for 2-3 days if refrigerated properly because the only ingredient used are milk and paneer.
  • You can add dry fruits of your choice and also a number of dry fruits can also be varied according to choice.
  • The amount of sugar cab is adjusted accordingly. You can also use sugar-free for diabetic patients
  • The addition of rose water is optional in the recipe. It adds the rose essence to the dish.
  • Add the condensed milk for the extra smoothness and creaminess in the texture.

Garnishing:

Serve the Kheer along with the complete meal as a sweet or alone as a dessert. You can serve this kheer hot, warm or chilled. Garnish the Kheer with:

Quick Tip:

This Paneer Kheer can also be served with Poori or Luchi.

There are various other types of Kheer such as Vermicelli Kheer Recipe,  Rice Kheer Recipe, Samvat Rice Kheer Recipe, Sabudana Kheer Recipe, Sooji Kheer Recipe, Lauki Kheer Recipe, Orange Kheer Recipe, Pumpkin Kheer Recipe, Sweet Corn Kheer Recipe, Besan Ki Kheer, Raigira Kheer Recipe, Seviyaan Kheer Recipe and many more. All of them can be prepared in the same way with the change in core ingredient and the minor difference in the preparation.

The Paneer Ladoo or the Malai Ladoo is the another similar dessert recipe which you can make from paneer.

All these different sabzis made with paneer as core ingredient can be eaten with any kind of Paratha and chutney or pickle as a side accompaniment. If you are heavy on the stomach, then you may eat the sabzi by mixing it with paneer pulao with some chilled refresher. The side complement to your dish would be the chilled Raita. The north Indian dish can only be complete if you serve it with the glass Lassi.


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