Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blog Hop Wednesday - Khira/Chenna Payesh/Paneer Payasam

Finally, it’s time to post for the Blog Hop Wednesday. I am enjoying every moment of this event, from the day, I received an invitation then being paired with fellow bloggers, trying out some new recipes and now to be posting them. This event has been conceived by Radhika of Tickling Palates and I am truly excited to be a part of it.

For this week I have been paired with Mugdha of Cooking Fundas. She has a lovely blog with many traditional Orissa recipes. I had a wonderful time browsing through her space and finally zeroed in on Khira also known as Chenna Payesh or Paneer Kheer.. Khira is an Orissa Special and is offered as Mahaprasad to the Lord Jagannath of Puri. My pictures don’t even speak half of how it tasted. I am definitely going to make this again very soon (Just waiting for the earliest occasion) and will definitely update this post with some better pics. I have halved the quantity and changed the recipe a wee bit just to reduce the time consumed, but otherwise made it in pretty much the same way. You can find the original recipe here.


What you’ll need

1. Milk – 1 liter (about 4 cups)
2. Paneer crumbled – 1 cup
3. Cornflour – 4 tsp
4. Sugar – 6 tbsp
5. Elaichi Powder – ¼ tsp
6. Cashewnuts and Raisins – a few
7. Ghee – 2 tsps

Method


Dissolve the cornflour in about ¼ cup of milk. Bring the remaining milk to boil in a heavy bottomed vessel. When the milk starts boiling, add the cornflour dissolved in milk and stir continuously for about 3 to 4 minutes. You’ll see the milk thickening slightly and getting a nice creamy texture. At this stage add the crumbled paneer and mix well without any big paneer lumps. Next add in the sugar and stir well. Simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.
In a small frying pan, heat ghee and fry the Cashews and nuts. Add these to the kheer. Also sprinkle the elaichi powder and mix well.

Yummy Khira is ready. Serve warm or chilled.



Note:

1. The original recipe called for reducing the milk to half. The texture would have been definitely better but since I was pressed for time I used the shortcut of adding cornflour.
2. The paneer should be crumbled very well, you could also pulse it in the mixie for just about 30 seconds so that the paneer blends well in the kheer.

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Linking this to Indian Mithai Mela happening at Kalyani's space.


48 comments:

Vimitha Anand said...

Nice creamy payasam.. Looks yum.

Nupur Mehra said...

I tried the same but the milk curdled. Guess thats because I added the paneer too early while the milk was still boiling. Will try by this method again. thnx for sharing

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Lavanya Selvaraj said...

Looks delicious.

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Prathima Rao said...

Ooooo...Creamy & deeeliiiicous payasam!!!!
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veena krishnakumar said...

looks very rich and creamy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harini said...

looks very creamy and delicious for sure!

Radhika said...

I too have an orange chenna payesh in my blog and I know its taste. wishing for a bowl right now.

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious payasam,luks yum...

jeyashrisuresh said...

i have tried this many times and love the way u made it too.

divya said...

looks very rich and creamy!

Priya Sreeram said...

the payesh looks rich n good and loved the way you have described it ; hey am glad to know ur daughter is also samyuktha !- love n hugs to her

aipi said...

Creamy dreamy delight ~ love this delectable dessert! Nicely presented!
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Mom Chef said...

Looks yummy Kaveri.. Thanks for linking !

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Laxmi said...

looks very creamy.. must have been very delicious ..

Sudha Sabarish said...

Nice kheer and luv the combo

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious payasam...love this.

Santosh Bangar said...

tempting paysam
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Suja said...

Delicious tempting payasam..

Neha said...

Nice and yummy looking paysam...

sangee vijay said...

rich n creamy payasam...so delectable !!!

Malar Gandhi said...

Yummilious....tempting me a lot!!

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Torviewtoronto said...

delicious kheer I haven't had with paneer

Mugdha said...

Nice modification by adding corn flour to it, looks soo yummy..try the authentic style once...

Raksha said...

Happy to blog hop with u :) see u soon.

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Sobha Shyam said...

A special award is waiting for you at my space :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum, that looks delicious :)

Vatsala. said...

Looks rich and delicious.

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Chandrani Banerjee said...

Rice Payasam looks tempting...........

Deepali said...

Hi kaveri, the payasam looks so inviting.. can't wait to eat it :)

Jay said...

excellent preparation..love d flavors..:P
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Priti said...

Looks so gud ...nice one

Padhu said...

Kheer looks irresistible!

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply delicious!!

thekitchenaffaire said...

Wow.. I love payasams :D Look so yummy :)

Uma said...

Looks very good. Yummy..

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Sanctified Spaces said...

Lovely payasam recipe.

Ambreen said...

That sounds rich & creamy, yummy!

Prathima Shivraj said...

Looks creamy and tempting.

Sobha Shyam said...

yummy payasam, sounds great..

Smita said...

looks too delicious.

SouthIndianHome said...

Looks delicious and yummy
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RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yummy and easy kheer too!

Padhu said...
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Padhu said...

Thanks for dropping by .Have a good day

Now Serving said...

payasam is a fav of everyone in my family and this one looks delicious dear! nice job dear :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

New to me....looks yum....

soujanya said...

payasam looks grt... definitely delicious..
very new ...will gve a try...
my first visit here...you had a lovely space..i liked some of ur grt archived recipes..
glad 2 follow u dear..

Christy Gerald said...

Great luking payasam.Never tried it. Yummy recipe. Thanks for ur wishes and My space is just 6 months old Dear.

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