5 from 2 votes
Paneer Kheer Recipe
Paneer Kheer Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins

An easy and quick Paneer Kheer Recipe for the upcoming festival season. This kheer recipe requires just milk, paneer, cardamom, and some dry fruits and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Pooja Bhise
  • 1 litre full fat milk
  • 100 gram crumbled or grated paneer
  • 5-6 tablespoons sugar (as required)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • 12-14 almonds (badam) (chopped or sliced)
  • 12-14 plain pistachios (pista) (chopped or sliced)
  • 7-8 strands saffron (kesar) (optional)
  1. Place a kadhai on a low flame. Roast the chopped dry fruits for 5 to 7 minutes or until they become light brown. Remove them aside.

  2. In a wide bottomed pan, boil the milk. Then, reduce the flame of the gas and continue boiling it further until the milk is reduced to half of its quantity or it gets thickened in consistency. While boiling the milk, you can place a ladle in the pan to prevent the milk from spilling out.

  3. Add 5 to 6 tablespoons of sugar in the milk and cook further for 2 minutes until all the sugar gets dissolved.

  4. Add the crumbled or grated paneer in the milk. Stir the milk and simmer it for 3 to 5 minutes till the paneer gets cooked.

  5. Add the cardamom powder and roasted almonds and pistachios. Stir it for minute.

  6. You can serve this kheer hot, warm, or cold. While serving, garnish it with some slivers of almonds and pistachios and a few saffron strands.

Recipe Notes

1) Use only fresh milk for this recipe. 2) Crumble the paneer if you are using fresh home-made paneer. If using store bought paneer or frozen paneer, grate it and then use it. If the paneer is dry or frozen, soak it in warm water for some time until it becomes soft. 3) You can also add cashews in this recipe. Since I did not have cashews in hand while making the recipe, I added only almonds and pistachios. You can skip saffron if you don’t have it while preparing the recipe.