Paneer Kheer/ Cottage Cheese Kheer

Paneer Kheer/ Cottage Cheese Kheer
Paneer Kheer/ Cottage Cheese Pudding
Indian Pudding made with milk and cottage cheese. Can be made in very less time. Apt for fasts.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes 
Serves: 4-5

Full fat Milk- 1 liter 
Paneer or Cottage Cheese- 300 grams
Sugar- 1 cup
Cardamom Powder- ½ tsp
Saffron strands/ Kesar- 10-15
Rose Water- 1 tsp
Cashews- 8-10, chopped or sliced 
Pistachios- 8-10, chopped or sliced 
Almonds- 8-10, chopped or sliced 
Dried Rose Petals- to garnish 


We will start by boiling the milk. Take a heavy bottomed pan and put milk in it.
Keep the pan on medium low flame.
Soak Saffron strands in 1 tablespoon of warm milk.

Meanwhile crumble the paneer with your fingers to break all the lumps.
When the milk comes to a rolling boil, lower the flame.
And let the milk thicken a little bit for 5-6 minutes.
Keep the flame on low. Keep stirring.

Next, add paneer and sugar and mix well.
Keep cooking and stirring for another 10-15 minutes.
Milk and paneer will incorporate into each other as paneer will absorb milk and you will see a thickened mix.
Add all the chopped nuts, Cardamom powder, Fennel powder and mix well.
Switch off the flame.
Add Rose water. 
Let it cool down to room temperature. 
It'll thicken more.
Garnish with soaked Saffron, rose petals and slivered nuts.