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Paneer kheer recipe with step by step photos – one more quick sweet dessert recipe of kheer, that can be made for Navratri, Dussehra and Diwali.

I plan to add some quick and easy sweets for the upcoming festive season. The paneer kheer is one such recipe that can be made in a jiffy and will be done in less than 25 minutes. All you need is paneer and milk along with some dry fruits.

paneer kheer

The paneer kheer has been flavored with cardamom powder, saffron and rose water. Cardamom powder is a must. rose water give a beautiful rosy fragrance to the kheer. Good to add it, but skip if you don’t have. Saffron strands can be easily skipped if you don’t have these. You can also add your choice of dry fruits. Always use fresh milk while making this kheer.

The recipe tastes somewhat like Rasmalai with soft succulent crumbled paneer in flavored & sweetened milk. Two more paneer based sweets on the blog are Paneer barfi and Gulab jamun.

You can serve paneer kheer hot, warm or chilled. We prefer the kheer to be chilled.

How to make paneer kheer

1. Take milk in a wide bottomed pan or saucepan and keep it on the stovetop on a low to medium flame.

milk to make paneer kheer recipe

2. Allow the milk to come to a gentle boil.

making paneer kheer recipe

3. Lower the flame and simmer the milk till it thickens a bit. About 5 to 6 minutes. Keep stirring the milk at intervals when it is simmering. Then add sugar and continue to cook further for 5 minutes.

add sugar - making paneer kheer recipe

4. Stir and then add chopped dry fruits (almonds, pistachios, cashews), cardamom powder and saffron. Simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.

add dry fruits to paneer kheer

5. Add crumbled paneer. You can also grate the paneer and add it. Since I was using fresh chenna, I crumbled it. If adding refrigerated or frozen paneer, then you can grate it. If the paneer appears dry, then just soak in warm water and then crumble or grate.

add paneer to kheer

6. Simmer for 2 minutes on a low flame till the crumbled paneer gets cooked. Then add rose water & stir.

paneer kheer recipe

7. Serve paneer kheer hot, warm or chilled. It can be had plain and they also taste good with pooris. While serving you can garnish the kheer with few saffron strands or chopped dry fruits.

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Paneer Kheer
4.8 from 15 votes
Paneer kheer recipe is a quick and easy cottage cheese kheer for the festive season. Ready in less than 25 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Cuisine Indian

Servings 3 to 4

Ingredients

  • 3 cups full fat whole milk or 750 ml
  • ½ cup crumbled chenna or grated paneer or 50 grams of chenna or paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 5 to 6 tablespoon sugar or as required
  • 3 to 4 green cardamoms - powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • 12 to 15 unsalted almonds - chopped or sliced
  • 12 to 15 unsalted pistachios - chopped or sliced
  • 12 to 15 unsalted cashews - chopped or sliced
  • 5 to 6 strands of saffron - optional
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon rose water or one drop of rose essence (optional)

Instructions

  • Take milk in a wide bottomed pan or sauce pan and keep it on stove top on a low to medium flame.
  • Whilst the milk comes to a boil, crumble the paneer and keep aside.
  • Crush the cardamoms in a mortar-pestle to a fine powder. Chop the dry fruits and keep aside.
  • When the milk comes to a boil, lower the flame and simmer the milk till it thickens a bit. For about 5 to 6 minutes. Keep stirring the milk at intervals when its simmering. Then add sugar and continue to cook further for 5 minutes.
  • Stir and then add chopped dry fruits (almonds, pistachios, cashews), cardamom powder and saffron. Simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.
  • Add crumbled paneer. You can also grate the paneer and add. Since I was using fresh chenna, I crumbled it. If adding refrigerated or frozen paneer, then you can grate it. If the paneer appears dry, then just soak it warm water and then crumble or grate.
  • Simmer for 2 minutes on a low flame till the crumbled paneer gets cooked. Then add rose water & stir.
  • Serve paneer kheer hot, warm or chilled. The kheer can be had plain and they also taste good with pooris. While serving you can garnish it with few saffron strands or chopped dry fruits or rose petals

Nutrition Info Approximate values

Calories: 363kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 13gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 113mgPotassium: 460mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33gVitamin A: 405IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 385mgIron: 1.1mg

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73 Comments

  1. This was AMAZING!! Everyone in my family LOVED it. It’s quick and easy to make and tastes REALLY good. A must try recipe for everyone. Thank you for this amazing recipe.5 stars

  2. Hi Dassana Amit,

    We have tried 3 of your recipes – Punjabi chole masala, tomato chutney and paneer kheer. They came out really well. Thanks fo your efforts. All are nice recipes.5 stars

    1. thank you sriram for the feedback on the three recipes you have tried. most welcome and happy cooking 🙂

  3. Tasted just like Rasamalai 🙂 Yummy Yummy…

    Appreciate the way you patiently reply to all the comments 🙂 Love your blog..

    Thank you 🙂5 stars

  4. Hello Sir,
    Can d consistency reduced after adding paner.?
    I used frozen panner, d milk is ok, not spoiled, but didn’t get kheer consistency, it’s bit milky.

    1. ashwini, the paneer kheer consistency will not reduce after adding paneer. you have to first reduce the consistency and then add paneer to it. possibly the frozen paneer must have released water in the milk, there by thinning the consistency.

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