Paneer kheer / Paneer payasam

Written by: 7aumsuvai

Paneer kheer or payasam is an easy and tasty kheer prepared with paneer and milk, which is garnished with cardamom and chopped nuts. Serve warm or cold.

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Serves 4

      • 1 cup – Paneer grated
      • 3 cups – Milk (i used 2%)
      • 5 to 6 tbsps – Sugar (or as needed)
      • 2 nos – Cardamom (crushed)
      • Few saffron threads
      • 4 to 5 nos – Chopped nuts (i used almonds, pistachio)
      • 1 tsp – Rose essence (optional)

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Preparation method:

  1. Take a hard bottomed vessel, add milk and bring it to boil over medium flame. Then reduce the flame to low and boil milk until it thickens a bit (about 10 mins). Keep stirring the milk at regular intervals when its simmering.
  2. Now add sugar and continue to cook further for 5 minutes. Add crushed cardamom and mix well.
  3. Add grated paneer, chopped nuts and saffron, mix well and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame till the grated paneer gets cooked and kheer becomes slightly thick. Finally add rose essence, mix well and switch off the stove.
  4. Serve warm or cold. While serving you may garnish the paneer kheer with few saffron strands or chopped nuts.

Paneer kheer process

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  • You may use crumbled or grated paneer as an alternative.
  • You may use freshly made paneer for even more delicious kheer.
  • Paneer kheer tends to thicken as it cools down. So dilute it by adding more milk and required sugar while serving.
  • Also never boil the kheer for long time after adding paneer otherwise paneer may became rubbery.

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