Shahi Pudding

A surefire hit every time .

Having turned vegetarian I try to innovate in my cooking as far as possible. Paneer has been used to bake, roast, grill, cook and I decided to use it in a dessert by camouflaging it by grating and steeping in syrup. A rich Indian pudding but not very heavy on the tummy. It is a surefire hit every time .


  • 1 liter milk
  • 1cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 5 tbsp custard powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 5 cardamoms
  • ½ cup blanched and chopped nuts
  • ½ cup cream
  • 100gms paneer grated or tiny cubes


  1. Boil milk for some time on slow heat.
  2.  Meanwhile mix sugar and water and heat till sugar has dissolved completely, add grated paneer to the syrup till the mixture starts coating the spoon.
  3. Mix this into the boiled milk and add the custard powder to the milk.
  4.  Cook till mixture turns thick. Add cardamom powder and vanilla essence.
  5.  Pour into a glass bowl and garnish with blanched  almonds.
  6. Serve cold with whipped cream.