Paneer Poha Payasam is a delicious payasam made with freshly made paneer or chhena and poha/aval, suitable for any occasion and during this Navratri season, it’s an apt neivedyam.
Amma shared her recipe with me when I was asking her what to make for the neivedyam today. Sundays are always hectic and I wanted a simple and quick dish to be made. It also means I need a new recipe. We wondered for a moment if we will like it.
If I hadn’t made a series on Bengali Sweets series, I may not have liked it. However, working on chhena to make the sweets, all of us got used to it and we all liked this kheer very much! Using Poha in it makes a difference and the whole payasam gets done very quickly.
Do try it this season and enjoy!
Step by Step Pictures for making Paneer Poha Payasam
Paneer Poha Payasam ~ Day 6
1/2 cup Beaten Rice / Poha/ Flatten Rice
3 tsp Paneer
1/2 cup Sugar
3/4 cup Milk
Mixed Nuts as required
Wash the poha and soak in water for 10 mins.
Make the paneer with 1 cup milk with 1/4 tsp lemon juice.
Drain the paneer for 10 mins.
When you get ready to make, heat the sugar with 1/4 cup water.
When the sugar is melted, add the drained poha and simmer for 5 mins
Next add the crumbled paneer along with milk
Let this get cooked for 5 to 7 mins
Add chopped nuts
Offer as Neivedyam and partake!
This is part of October Week 2, Cooking from Cookbook Challenge Group.