Bengal culture somewhere fascinates me a lot, may be because my maternal side belongs to the royal Bengal. Not just the food, but the art and culture etc , each and everything is simply amazing here. And when it comes to food, there can’t be anything better than Bengali Sweets and desserts. Mostly made out of milk/ milk products, need to be consumed withing 1-2 days… but who cares when the sweets are so delicious it’s difficult to store more than a day. One such creamy luscious authentic and traditional bengali sweet, served in special occasions is CHANAR PAYESH.
Thick full cream milk, reduced to half it’s consistency and cooked with fresh home made cottage cheese dumplings is simply delectable. The delicacy is often served to the groom for some extra pampering…haha!
Well the delicacy is served chilled and can be garnished in many ways, i avoided the garnish here because i wanted to display the actual thick and creamy consistency of the sweet through my pictures. But yes, there’s no limitation to the garnish, you can use chopped nuts, rose petals or simply drop few strands of saffron on top to make it look more inviting.