Chanar Payesh (Bengali style cottage cheese milk pudding )
Chanar Payesh. Milk lovingly cooked till significantly reduced. A crumble of fresh chana . An indulgent throw of nuts. Food heaven !!!
- 2 lit full milk
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup milkmaid
- 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
- 1 tbs rose water
- 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder
Boil 1/2 litre of milk. As it comes to a boil, add the lemon juice and keep stirring till the milk curdles. Strain and wash the chana with cold water.
Tie the chana in a muslin cloth and hang till all the water has drained.
Take out the chana in a bowl and crumble it using your fingers.
Boil the rest of the milk in a thick bottomed pan. Add the elaichi powder and let the milk simmer on low heat till reduced to almost half.
Stir in the Milkmaid. Throw in the mashed chana, give it a hearty stir and let it simmer over low flame for another 10-12 minutes.
Take off the heat. Add the rose water and allow to cool. The Chanar payesh is ready to serve.