A sudden guest at home or may be you are craving for a dessert but do not have time or energy to go for elaborate ones..... go for quick and easy ones. Our sincerity as a homemaker does not depend on how much time we spend in the kitchen. Its all about time management and how much love we are putting into whatever we are doing taking into consideration few factors like will it be loved by the family, will it be tasty without bringing any major health hazards to them. Even a one pot meal is welcome if it is loved by the family and is served with utmost love and care on the dining table.
At times we really crave for desserts. I would suggest go for something that is quick... say a microwave cake in a cup, a yogurt and mixed fruit bowl with a drizzle of honey or any sweet that requires less cooking and done with homemade ingredients. This Chanar Payesh or Paneer Kheer was made as a part of Bengali New Year Celebration. I was thinking of a quick dessert as that day I was up to preparing an elaborate platter. Hence I came up with the idea of doing a Chanar Payesh or Paneer Kheer which was quick and easy, one with everything available at home. There are different ways of doing Chaner Payesh or Paneer Kheer, I did it my way, perhaps its simplest. Let us do this yummy dessert together.
Milk : 500ml[Full Cream] +500ml[Low Fat, Fresh Milk]
Sugar : 1/4 to 1/2 small cup
Vinegar : 1tbsp
Green Cardamom Powder : 1/4tsp
Almond[chopped] : 1/2tsp to garnish[optional]
Let us prepare the cottage cheese first. Take 500 ml of low fat milk in a heavy bottomed vessel. Put for boil.
As it comes to boil, switch off gas. Add the vinegar, milk gets curdled. Let cool.
Strain the whey through a fine cloth and tie the remains on to your tap for 1/2 an hour.
Take down and transfer to a bowl. Add 1tsp sugar and the green cardamom powder. Do not knead, just crumble and mix together gently.
Boil the remaining 500ml milk in a vessel for 10 minutes. As it gets creamier, add sugar. Let boil for another 5-8 minutes. Add the crumbled paneer. Stir and switch off.
Let cool, refrigerate before serving.
Please note... we do not get good paneer with full fat milk, this is the case with me at least.