paneer barfi | cottage cheese sweet fudge

Paneer barfi recipe with step by step photos – one easy recipe of soft sweet fudge made with cottage cheese (paneer), condensed milk and cream.

In between I shall be posting some easy to make sweets for the upcoming festive season. This paneer barfi is one such sweet. You can also call these paneer peda. I sliced into squares. You can also shape them into pedas. Few more popular Barfi recipes on the blog are:

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paneer barfi

If the recipe is correct then making barfi is much easier and quicker process than making halwa or ladoos.

This whole Paneer barfi recipe takes not more than 15 minutes to prepare, if you have blanched the dry fruits before. These stay well in the fridge for about a week. Keep them in a closed box or small jar in the fridge.

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paneer barfi

4.88 from 8 votes
Easy to prepare paneer barfi with cottage cheese (paneer), condensed milk and cream.
paneer barfi recipe, paneer burfi recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Total Time:17 mins
Course:desserts,sweets
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):10 to 12 square pieces
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

Ingredients

  • 200 grams sweetened condensed milk or ¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 100 grams paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 125 ml cream or ½ cup cream - low fat 25% to 30% (i used amul cream)
  • 1 teaspoon rose water or one drop of rose essence
  • 1 pinch saffron strands (kesar)
  • 4 green cardamoms (choti elaichi) finely powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • ½ teaspoon ghee for greasing a pan or tray
  • 10 to 12 shelled and blanched pistachios (pista)
  • 10 to 12 blanched almonds (badam)

Instructions

preparation for paneer barfi recipe

  • First heat water in a pan or in the microwave till bubbling hot.
  • Add pistachios and almonds to the hot water. Cover and keep aside for 30 mins.
  • Then peel the pistachios and almonds and chop them. Keep the chopped dry fruits aside.
  • Grate the paneer (cottage cheese).

making paneer barfi

  • In a pan take the sweetened condensed milk, cream and grated paneer.
  • Stir, mix and then keep this pan on a stove top on a low flame.
  • Begin to cook and keep on stirring this mixture.
  • Continue to stir, so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan. The mixture would begin to thicken.
  • When you see the mixture leaving the sides of the pan and clumping together, then add saffron and cardamom powder. About 10 minutes.
  • Continue to cook for a couple of minutes, about 2 minutes more.
  • Remember not to over cook, as then the paneer barfi will become dense and chewy.
  • Then add rose water
  • Mix well so that the rose water incorporates in the mixture.
  • In tray greased with ghee, spread the paneer barfi mixture evenly.
  • Now layer chopped pistachios and cashews on the barfi. Press the dry fruits with your fingers lightly on the barfi.
  • Let the paneer barfi cool and then slice them into small squares. You can serve them or refrigerate them.
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How to make paneer barfi recipe

1. In a pan take 200 grams sweetened condensed milk  (¾ cup sweetened condensed milk), 125 ml cream (or ½ cup cream) and 100 grams grated paneer.

condensed milk, cream and grated paneer

2. Stir, mix and then keep this pan on a stove top on a low flame.

mix paneer barfi ingredients

3. Begin to cook and keep on stirring this mixture.

cook paneer barfi mixture

4. Continue to stir, so that the mixture does not stick to the bottom of the pan. The mixture would begin to thicken.

cook paneer barfi mixture

5. When you see the mixture leaving the sides of the pan and clumping together, then add a pinch of saffron and cardamom powder (4 cardamoms, finely powdered in a mortar-pestle). Takes about 10 minutes. The cooking time will vary depending on the size & quality of the pan, intensity of the flame.

making paneer barfi recipe

6. Continue to cook for a couple of minutes, about 2 minutes more. remember Not to overcook, as then the paneer barfi become dense and chewy.

cooking paneer barfi

7. Then add 1 tsp rose water or one drop of rose essence.

add water to paneer burfi recipe

8. Mix well so that the rose water incorporates in the mixture evenly.

mix paneer barfi mixture

Setting paneer barfi

9. In tray greased with ½ tsp ghee, spread the paneer barfi mixture evenly.

spread paneer barfi mixture

10. Now layer 10-12 chopped pistachios and 10-12 almonds on the paneer barfi. (the pistachios and almonds have been blanched and peeled. Details on ‘how to’ in the recipe section below). Press the dry fruits with your fingers lightly on the barfi.

add dry fruits to paneer barfi

11. Let the paneer barfi cool and then slice them into squares.

paneer barfi recipe, paneer burfi recipe

You can Serve paneer barfi immediately or refrigerate them.

paneer barfi recipe

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Dassana Amit

Dassana Amitnamaste and welcome to vegrecipesofindia.com which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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39 comments/reviews

  1. Hi, can we add milk powder instead of condensed milk?

    • with milk powder, the recipe will change and some more ingredients need to be added.

  2. Thankyou so much for the recipe.
    Can we use Amul whipping cream instead of Amul fresh cream in the recipe?Will be the quantity to be used remain the same in that case?5 stars

    • welcome beena. you can use amul whipping cream. use the same amount which is half a cup.

  3. I used to think that I can never Barfi or any sweet…hmm but now u really really helped alot.It seems very easy.I will must try it!!!

    • thanks tazeem.

  4. Hello Dassana!
    This recipe looks very nice indeed and I am planning to try it. Rose essence or water is not available where I am and I wondered what alternative could possibly be used? Will almond essence do? Thank you very much for your lovely recipes and for answering our queries.

    • thanks mishti. since cardamom powder and saffron are added, you can skip rose essence. yes, you can add almond essence.

      • Thank you very much Dassana for replying!

        • welcome always mishti 🙂

  5. Hi Dasanna, I liked this recipe at first read and also felt its easy to prepare. I prepared it first time for my husband’s birthday and he loved it! All thanks to your clear instructions and details over the preparation. I also tried Bread Besan Toast recipe from your blog when my friends came over for an evening for coffee and it came out delicious.
    I have recently developed passion for cooking and your blog is the first among my online browse for recipes. They are just simple, yet looks so delicious. I have kept a note of many recipes in your blog and will definitely be trying it all out soon. Thanks again 🙂 Keep posting.

    • firstly thankyou for trying so many recipes and for your positive words. bhuvana we are glad to know you liked them 🙂 surely try more recipes and share your views.

  6. Hi Dassana…I love this recipe and wanted to make it to offer in the temple..I was wondering if the recipe could be doubled or tripled…also can i use whipping cream in the recipe as thats the only one we get here without gelatine. Needless to say how awesome is your blog and easy to follow recipes…I have tried a lot of them and they turn out excellent! Keep up the good work! Also Thanks in advance for the reply.

    • thanks a lot meena 🙂 yes you can easily double or triple the recipe. also you can use whipping cream.

  7. Hi dassana how r u .yesterday I made paneer barfi and it was excellent just like outside barfi thanks a lot . I have a request can u plz tell me more recipe using condensed milk also have u tried nankatai in pressure cooker .if yes plz send the recipe bcoz I tried Ur nankatai in cooker but didnt turn well

    • thanks bhawana. i am fine. i will be adding more recipes with condensed milk. few recipes are already there. just search with the keyword “condensed milk” and you will get the recipes. i have not made nankhatai in the pressure cooker. so i am not sure how it will turn out in the cooker.

  8. I made these for Diwali for a gathering of about 12 people, it was such a huge hit! thank you for the right-on-point step wise picture recipe. A lot of people asked me for the recipe and sent them all links to your awesome blog. Keep em coming!!5 stars

    • thanks maha for this positive feedback. glad to know that you passed the website link. i appreciate that.

  9. Very latest and fine indian dish

  10. I made this paneer burfi last night and it turned out really nice even my husband like it! Recipe is to follow step by step, I also added couple of tablespoon of ground almonds in the mixture. Thanks4 stars

    • thanks for your feedback nayna.

  11. Amazing Recipie. Just made for my family… everybody’s now become a fan of my cooking5 stars

    • thanks ahad. glad to know this.

  12. Love all your recipes! They look simple for people like us ( who have never tried their hands in kitchen ) this time I’m surely going to try this! It looks fantastic. Loveee your blog.

    • thanks anushka. most recipes from the blog are not intimidating and even a newbie can try them easily.

  13. Very easy to cook thnx.5 stars

    • easy indeed 🙂

  14. Huumm yammi5 stars

  15. So tempting will definitely like to try this recipe thanks Dassana 🙂5 stars

    • welcome theresa

  16. Looks so chewy and yummy… will try soon

    • thanks vimitha

  17. Gorgeous!!

  18. Very yummy and delicious recipe, one of my favorite recipe…
    Your recipes steps with images are very easily understanding…
    Thanks for updating…..

    Arun5 stars

    • welcome arun. glad to know that you liked the recipe.

  19. Looks very delicious. Am wondering if this can be made in the microwave to reduce the stirring and mixing efforts?

    • yes preeti, can be made in the microwave. just keep a check on the time while preparing.

  20. Thank you so much for the yummy recipe. I was wondering if there is a slow cooker version of this recipe as well?

    • welcome neha. i don’t have a slow cooker version of paneer barfi.