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Chenna Kheer

Milk and cottage cheese pudding

Kheer is one of the most loved Indian desserts. It is cooked in various variations, most common being with rice and milk. Here is a Bengali recipe that calls for the addition of tiny pieces of paneer or cottage cheese to the reduced milk.


  • 1 liters Milk
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 100 gm Chenna/ paneer (fresh Cottage Cheese)
  • 1 tbsp. Khoya (reduced milk)
  • 1/2tysp Cardamom powder
  • Few drops Rose water


  1. Boil half the sugar with 1 cup water.
  2. Dice the paneer pieces and add to the sugar syrup, allow simmering for 5 minutes.
  3. Draining and setting aside.
  4. Bring milk to a boil and reduce till almost half add the paneer pieces and khoya cook till thicken.
  5. Add the remaining sugar and cook for a few more minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and cardamom powder and rose water and serve chill.
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