Monday, July 26, 2010


It is an Indian traditional delicious sweetened Milk & cottage cheese(Paneer) base dessert.It's a variation of is very popular in North & East India.

Serve: 10 to 12 pcs
Preparation & cooking time :45 to 60 mins

1. Milk 2 ltr
2. Citric Acid 1/2tbsp
3. Water 1/2 cup
4. Sugar 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup
5. Cardamon powder(Ilachi powder) 1/2 tbsp
6. Chopped Dry fruits (Pistachios,Almond,Saffron) 1/2 cup

Preparation & Method:-

* Dissolve citric acid / Lime juice/Vinegar into water
* Boil 1/2 milk in a pan & add citric solution into the boiling milk.
* Once Chenna settles,sieve through muslin cloth,wash it under the running water (to remove citrus taste from chenna)then press out & remove excess water.
* Boil remaining milk in pan ,add chenna & sugar.
* stir it continuously until chenna & milk turns into thick crumbed mixture & start binding together.
* Spread it on a grease plate,allow it to cool & sprinkle chopped nuts.
* let it set in refrigerator for 1-2 hr then cut it into desired shape(square,Barfi,flower)


* Preferably use Nonstick or any heavy bottom pan to reduce the chances of burning.
* Ricotta cheese or ready made paneer can also be used instead of making homemade chenna.
* Lime juice/Vinegar can also be use to make chenna instead of citric acid powder.
* Don't knead the cheena.

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