Shahi Kheer Dessert Recipe (Paneer ki Kheer)

Shahi Khir is a dessert fit for the kings, hence the name. Shahi means rich, royal…The abundance of dry fruits and Panir in this Kheer make it a rich dessert. The textures of the chopped dry fruits, the softness of the paneer, the creaminess of the milk, make for a suprise-in-every-bite-kinda-dessert. Enjoy this deconstructed Ras-Malai at home without all the drama.

Prep Time: 10min
Cook Time: 30min
Serves: 5-6


Whole Milk – 4 cups
Paneer – 10oz or 250gms. grated or crumbled
Sugar – 4 tbsp
Almonds – 1 tbsp, blanched and chopped
Cashews – 1 tbsp, chopped
Pistachios – 1 tbsp +1 tsp (for garnish), chopped
Saffron – 1 pinch, powdered
Green Cardamom Seeds – 1/8th tsp, powdered


1. In a heavy bottom pan, heat the milk on medium flame.
2. Allow the Milk to come to a boil and then reduce the heat and let it cook down.
3. Meanwhile, wash the Paneer, grate it and wash it again. Allow the water to drain well. Keep aside.
4. Chop the Dry Fruits – Almonds, Cashews & Pistachios. Keep aside.
5. In a mortar and pestle, powder the Saffron and the Cardamom Seeds with a pinch of Sugar. Keep aside.
6. Once the Milk has thickened, add in the Saffron Powder, Cardamom Powder, Dry Fruits & Sugar.
7. Allow the Sugar to melt. Check the sweetness and adjust as needed.
8. Add in the grated Paneer and allow it to come to a low boil.
9. Remove from flame and serve either warm or cold.
10. Garnish with chopped Pistachios right before serving.

1. Learn to make Paneer at home: Click here!
2. If you would like to add in rasins, soak them in some warm water and add them to the Kheer right at the end.

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