How to make Chhenar Payesh -

Most classic of bengali dessert...a very popular recipe for festive occasions.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sirf 30 minute.

Main Ingredients : Chenna (छैना), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Desserts

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Chhenar Payesh

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The Bengalis are great food lovers and take pride in their cuisine.  In fact so obsessed are they about food, that the man of the house goes to the market daily to buy a fresh supply vegetables and fish which is a must in their daily menu.  The medium of cooking is mustard oil which adds its own pungency.  Another very important item of Bengali cuisine is the variety of sweets or mishti as they call them.  Most of them are milk based and are prepared from chhena.
A meal, for the Bengali, is a ritual in itself.  Bengalis spend not only the great deal of time thinking about the food but also on its preparation and eating. 

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chhenar Payesh Recipe

  • Chenna 1 cup

  • Milk 1 litre

  • Almonds blanched and peeled 15

  • Pistachios blanched and peeled 20

  • Sugar 2-3 tablespoons

  • Citric acid a pinch


Step 1

Heat milk in a deep non-stick pan. Add chenna and mix well. Let it boil for 4-5 minutes on low heat. Add sugar and mix well.

Step 2

Keep aside a few pistachios for decoration and add the rest with almonds to the pan and mix well. Add citric acid and mix well.

Step 3

Remove the pan from heat and set aside to cool. Keep it in a refrigerator to chill. Serve chilled.

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