Chennar Payesh Recipe

Chennar Payesh Recipe
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Chennar Payesh is a popular Bengali dish that adds up to the joy of any celebration. Learn how to make/prepare Chennar Payesh by following this easy recipe.
Chennar Payesh Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 4
  • 1 1/2 l Milk
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • A few strands of Saffron (Kesar)
  • 5-6 Almonds (blanched and chopped)
  • 7-8 Pistachios (blanched and chopped)
How to make Chennar Payesh:
  • Soak saffron in two tablespoons of warm milk and set aside.
  • In a shallow pan, boil half litre of milk and add lemon juice to it and stir it till the milk curdles.
  • Pour the chenna (curdled milk) on a muslin cloth and strain the whey. Dip it in ice cold water till completely cool and strain again and set aside.
  • Boil remaining milk and add a pinch of saffron to it. Allow the milk to simmer in low heat till reduced to half.
  • Add sugar and stir till completely dissolved.
  • Smash chenna in a bowl and add it to the milk and simmer again.
  • Just before removing from heat, add almonds, pistachios and soaked saffron.
  • Serve chilled.