Sanjeev Kapoor

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Chhenna Murki

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Paneer cubes with a thick sugary crust – sweet perfection!

This recipe is from the book Mithai.

Preparation Time : 16-20 minutes

Cooking time : 11-15 minutes

Servings : 4

Chhenna Murki

Main Ingredients

Paneer (cottage cheese), Sugar





Level Of Cooking



  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 1/2 inch
    250 grams
  • Sugar
    1 cup
  • Milk
    1 tablespoon
  • Kewra essence
    2-3 drops
  • Icing sugar
    as required


Step 1

For the syrup, cook the sugar with one cup of water, stirring continuously, till the sugar dissolves.

Step 2

Add the milk. Collect the scum, which rises to the surface with a ladle, and discard. Cook the syrup till it attains a one-string consistency.

Step 3

Add the cottage cheese and cook till the syrup coats the cubes well. 

Step 4

Remove from heat, add the screw pine essence and mix well. Keep swirling the pan till the cubes are thickly coated with the syrup and separated from each other.

Step 5

Arrange in a serving plate and sprinkle liberally with icing sugar. 

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