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Paneer Kheer Recipe

Paneer Kheer is a delicious Indian sweet dish prepared with paneer (cottage cheese) and milk. Learn how to make delicious paneer ki kheer in a few simple steps. 
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 381kcal
Author: Hina Gujral


  • Heavy Bottom Kadhai


  • 1 Cup paneer (cottage cheese)
  • 1 liter full cream milk
  • Cup sugar or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • ¼ teaspoon saffron strands


  • Combine 1 tablespoon of warm milk and saffron strands. Set aside.
  • Crumble the paneer using your fingers. Do not make a fine mash of it.
  • Heat milk in a heavy bottom saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add the cardamom powder and allow the milk to simmer until it reduces almost half the original amount.
  • Keep on stirring the simmering milk at regular intervals. Collect the cream (malai) from the sides of the pan and add it back to the milk.
  • Once the milk has thickened and reduced in quantity, add the sugar and saffron. Stir to mix nicely.
  • Now add the grated paneer in the milk and cook for 5 – 10 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  • Allow the paneer kheer to cool completely before keeping in the fridge. It is best served chilled.
  • Garnish with sliced pistachio and almonds before serving.
  • Serve Paneer Kheer chilled. 



  • Full-fat milk is the best choice for making kheer or any other creamy Indian dessert. 
  • You can use readymade paneer (cottage cheese) to make the kheer. Make sure it is fresh and soft. 
  • Crumble the paneer so that it has tiny chunks. Do not grate or mash the paneer. 
  • Paneer Kheer is best served chilled. Let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 - 2 hours before serving or best overnight. 
  • You can store the leftover paneer kheer in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 days. No need to reheat it. 
  • Do not leave paneer kheer at room temperature for more than 2 - 3 hours as it might spoil quickly because of paneer. 


Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Calcium: 553mg | Iron: 1mg