Chennar Payesh

Most classic of Bengali dessert...a very popular recipe for festive occasions. This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

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Chennar Payesh
Main Ingredients Milk
Cuisine Bengali
Course Desserts
Prep Time 21-25 minutes
Cook time 16-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Chennar Payesh

  • 1 1/2 litres Milk


  1. Soak saffron in two tablespoons of warm milk and set aside. Boil half litre of milk. As it comes to a boil add lemon juice and keep stirring till all the milk curdles.
  2. Strain the whey and tie up the chenna in a muslin cloth and dip in ice water till it cools completely. Then squeeze till all the liquid drains away. Set aside.
  3. Boil milk, add a pinch of saffron, reduce heat and let it simmer till reduced to half the original quantity.
  4. Add sugar, stir and simmer till it dissolves. Mash chenna in a bowl. Add it to the milk. Simmer for two minutes.
  5. Add almonds and pistachios and the soaked saffron and take off the heat.
  6. Cool and serve.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1553
Carbohydrates 188.2
Protein 50.5
Fat 66.9