How to make Chennar Payesh -

A very popular Bengali sweet dish – they make this at most special occasions

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chenna (छैना), Skimmed milk (स्किम्ड मिल्क/ दूध)

Cuisine : Bengali

Course : Mithais

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Chennar 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 : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Chennar Payesh Recipe

  • Chenna ½ cup

  • Skimmed milk 1 litre

  • Sugar ½ cup

  • almonds blanched and chopped 5-6

  • Pistachios blanched and chopped 7-8


Step 1

Boil milk in a deep non-stick pan, reduce heat and let it simmer till it is reduced to half the original quantity.

Step 2

Add the sugar and cook till it dissolves.

Step 3

Mash the chenna in a bowl. Add it to the milk and simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 4

Garnish with almonds and pistachios and serve chilled.

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