paneer kheer

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.

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 in the blog are paneer barfi and gulab jamun with khoya.

you can serve paneer kheer hot, warm or chilled. we prefer the kheer to be chilled.

if you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check paneer butter masala, kadai paneer, matar paneer, paneer makhani and dry chilli paneer recipe.

paneer kheer recipe below:

paneer kheer recipe
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paneer kheer recipe

paneer kheer recipe - quick and easy cottage cheese kheer for the festive season. ready in less than 25 minutes.
course sweets
cuisine indian
prep time 5 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 25 minutes
servings 3 to 4
calories per serving 363 kcal
author dassana

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 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 (choti elaichi) - powdered in a mortar-pestle
  • 12 to 15 unsalted almonds (badam) - chopped or sliced
  • 12 to 15 unsalted pistachios (pista) - chopped or sliced
  • 12 to 15 unsalted cashews (kaju) - chopped or sliced
  • 5 to 6 strands of saffron (kesar) - optional
  • 1 to 1.5 teaspoon rose water Or one drop of rose essence (optional)

how to make recipe?

  1. take milk in a wide bottomed pan or sauce pan and keep it on stove top on a low to medium flame.
  2. whilst the milk comes to a boil, crumble the paneer and keep aside.
  3. crush the cardamoms in a mortar-pestle to a fine powder. chop the dry fruits and keep aside.
  4. 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.
  5. stir and then add chopped dry fruits (almonds, pistachios, cashews), cardamom powder and saffron. simmer for 1 or 2 minutes.
  6. 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.
  7. simmer for 2 minutes on a low flame till the crumbled paneer gets cooked. then add rose water & stir.
  8. 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 the paneer kheer with few saffron strands or chopped dry fruits or rose petals


lets start step by step paneer kheer recipe:

1. take milk in a wide bottomed pan or sauce pan and keep it on stove top 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 its 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. 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.

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. the kheer 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.

paneer kheer recipe




71 thoughts on “paneer kheer recipe, how to make paneer kheer | kheer recipes”

  1. 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.

  2. Tasted just like Rasamalai 🙂 Yummy Yummy…

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

    Thank you 🙂

  3. 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.

      1. Thank you, though bit thin, still my husband liked a lot.

        Thanks again for dis quick and awesome recipe

  4. Hi I tried ur panner kheer recipe but milk got split when panner was added, so please may I know the reason what I may have done wrong.panner was brought from market.

      1. No fresh milk was used.anyway I will try once again.Your recipes are really awesome.thank you

  5. I tried the recipe & it was awesome. Thank you!! You are an amazing cook. Also, I really appreciate your dedication that you answer all our questions promptly. Keep up the good work.

  6. Thnx for this wonderful recipe. Does the proportion of milk & paneer have to be exact? Can I add more or less paneer?

  7. Dassana, this sweet i made it on my birthday. I must tell it was simply awesum, tasted like rasmalai. My friends were in real awe when i posted the pic on whatsap.

    Thnx.

  8. After preparing and eating I say that you should change the name to “Easy N Quick Rasmalai” as it tastes like that.. 🙂
    Wonderful recipe…

  9. Hi Dassana, Can you please tell me how long can we store sweets made out of Paneer in the fridge? When will they go stale and how to figure if they have gone stale.
    Am new to cooking 🙂 and your blog is my guide.

    1. depends on what kind of sweet. for eg paneer kheer will stay good for 2 to 3 days only since both milk and paneer are used. but something like rasgulla will stay longer, since they are cooked and soaked in sugar syrup. a paneer burfi will also stay good for a a few days. there will be a sour smell and taste if the paneer gets spoiled. you can easily make it out. paneer has a fresh and mildly sweet taste. this sweet tinge will not be felt if it gets spoiled.

      1. Will have to store the kheer in the fridge all the while?

        I made the kheer during lunch time. It turned out so yummy,
        Then by the time my hubby returned in the evening, the milk had curdled 🙁

        What could have possibly gone wrong?

        1. thanks aimee. the milk must be on the verge of getting spoiled. this is very rare and it does not happens. i had also kept the kheer in the fridge for more than a day and it was still fresh.

  10. I love your recipes. however, I dont like to bookmark or email recipes to myself. Is there any way you can place your recipes on Pinterest, so I can just pin them? I am sure it’ll help others too.

  11. Really awesome and easy to cook . I never attempt to cook,after watching urs step by step method with pics I gain confidence its a gud sign for beginners in cooking. Thank you for your healthy recipies and the hard work behind posting it .

  12. Hi, wanted to know if Tofu can be used instead of paneer.. 😀
    …..someone in my family doesnt eat paneer! 🙁

  13. Really awesome and easy to cook . step by step process is a gud idea for beginners in cooking. Thank you for your healthy recipies

  14. Tried this….i preferred to have it cold and it tasted even better the next day…tastes so much like rasmolai..yummy

  15. Hi
    I made paneer kheer as per ur recipe on diwali and was very skeptical about it but once I tasted it was just awesome.thank you for such providing this recipe.my husband just loved it and this way my diwali was just superb.

    By the way how can I forget wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous diwali!

  16. I m going to make peda on diwali, Really nice & easy recipe thax for sharing such a simple & easy recipes

  17. Hi Dassana,
    I am so glad I found your blog. Great work.

    The kheer looks delicious and rich. Gonna try it this weekend 🙂

    1. there is no vegan substitute for paneer. not a substitute, but some folks do replace tofu with paneer. however, tofu works well in savory dishes and not in sweet dishes as a replacement for paneer.

  18. Hi, actually i wanto to keep without salt and aan navratri fast.. Is there any hard n fast rule that we have to eat aan n salt at least once or not.. Can it be inly fruitsn milk??

    1. sonya, we can not use normal salt but can use rock salt. i don’t think there is any rule that we have to eat aan and salt once in a day. i read that PM Narendra Modi will only take tea and lemon juice during nine days of navratri fasting.

  19. Your paneer kheer looks so yum, so quite addictive. I am glad i stumbled across your blog, your work is so incredibly beautiful! I will try for sure your recipe.

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