Paneer Coconut Halwa Recipes | Cottage Cheese Coconut Halwa | Flavour Diary

paneer coconut halwa recipes flavour diary

Paneer(cottage cheese) is most common cheese found in Indian and neighbouring countries. Milk and Milk products are more used in North India compare to South India and so do Paneer(milk product)...Paneer is used in both sweet and savoury form like Rasgulla,Shahi Meetha Paratha, Anjeer Kalakand and on in Desserts and Paneer Butter Masala, Achari Paneer, Paneer Tikka Masala, Paneer Korma and on in Savoury. Paneer is good source of protein and calcium.
Coconut and coconut products are quite famous in south india from chutneys(like Dry Garlic Chutney using coconut), curries (like Mirchi ka salan using coconut milk) and desserts (Peas Coconut Halwa) and on. Coconut contains no cholesterol or trans fats and is rich in number of essential nutrients including manganese,copper,dietary fiber and selenium.
So today's recipe is North Meets South recipe using up most commonly used ingredients in North and South Indian Household. Paneer Coconut Halwa is rich in proteins and nutrients and are best for kids and this halwa can be bread sandwiched and packed for lunch/snack. This is easy to make and needs quite few ingredients from pantry.

How did it tasted: Goodness of coconut in every bite and richness of paneer...simply mouthwatering and unstoppable treat.

Level: easy
Total time: 15-30mins

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml

*Grated Paneer: 2 cups ( i used fresh or used 300gm grated storebought)
Dessicated Coconut: 3/4th cup
Fine Semolina/ rava: 1/4th cup
Sugar: 1/2 cup (to taste)
Cardamom powder: 1/4th teaspoon
Butter/Ghee : 2 tablespoon
Cashews Chopped: handful(optional)

Fresh Paneer:
Bring milk(2ltr) to boil and add lemon juice(2 tablespoon) and keep stirring on low heat. Water get separated from the paneer.Drain the water from the paneer using muslin cloth/ handkerchief and run under cold water. Now  tightly squeeze it to remove all water and keep aside.


In a bowl add butter/ghee and then roast cashews. 
When cashews turns golden brown add paneer and roast for until water dries out then add semolina and coconut. 
Fry for a minute and then add sugar and cook until sugar dissolves and fry until desire consistency.
Add cardamom Powder and serve warm or cold.

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  1. Love your innovative halwas Nisa....this north meets south halwa sure looks yummy.

  2. Simple and loaded with love n flavor, I love each and ever recipe of your's because of it's simplicity

  3. An unusual halwa and easy to make. Love how you've combined basic ingredients to create a sweet dish.

  4. A very unusual flavor for halwa. Looks lovely.

  5. Paneer and Coconut Halwa looks so scrumptious.Fab share Nisa.

  6. Loved it to the core... Brilliant post! :)

  7. Unique and interesting Halwa with Paneer and Coconut. Tempting indeed Nisa!��

  8. This reminded me of the barfi I had made with paneer and coconut while I was home last year... this must have tasted similar... I feel like grabbing the bowl...


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