Chaanaamrita (Chhanar Payes)

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Total Time:
90-120 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 4 l - milk, fresh and full cream
  • 1 cup - sugar
  • 2-3 - lemons (for juice)
  • 8-10 - almonds, chopped
  • 1 tbsp - pistachio, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp - saffron, mixed with 1 tbsp of lukewarm milk

How to Make Chaanaamrita (Chhanar Payes)

  • Boil 2 litres of milk into a large saucepan. Pour the lemon juice with a little water.
  • When the milk begins to curdle, turn off the heat.
  • Pour a glass of cold water into the mixture and strain using a muslin cloth.
  • Tie the cloth with a string and hang it for an hour.
  • An hour later, untie the cloth and pour the paneer onto a plate and knead well.
  • Pour 1/3 cup of water in another medium-sized saucepan and heat.
  • Add the sugar and stir.
  • Mix in the paneer and stir continuously for 6-7 minutes.
  • Alongside, boil the remaining 2 litres of milk in a large saucepan. Keep stirring and boiling until the quantity reduces to half and the milk has thickened. Turn off the heat.
  • Mix the paneer with the thickened milk and boil for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the saffron milk and stir for a minute, then turn off the heat.
  • Pour into a serving bowl and sprinkle chopped almonds and pistachio.
  • Refrigerator and serve chilled.