Saffron Chenna Pie

When we are kids, moms worry about avoiding cavities in our teeth, and when we get older we start worrying about tooth decay. In short, taking care of our teeth is a headache during most stages of our life! Well, taking care of your teeth can be fun too. Here, for instance, we show you how to supplement the calcium needed by your teeth with a delicious Saffron Chenna Pie. This saffron-tinged milky treat is made with low-fat milk as excess fat hinders calcium absorption. We have also used low-fat curds to curdle the milk instead of lemon juice, as curd yields softer chenna.

Saffron Chenna Pie

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Saffron Chenna Pie recipe - How to make Saffron Chenna Pie

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Baking Time:  25 mins.   Baking Temperature :  200°C (400°F)   Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For The Chenna Mixture
3 cups low-fat milk , 99.7% fat free
1 1/2 cups low-fat curds , beaten
1/4 tsp saffron (kesar) strands
4 tbsp warm low-fat milk , 99.7% fat-free
2 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder

Other Ingredients
8 apple slices , unpeeled
1 tsp sugar

For The Garnish
2 tsp almond (badam) slivers
1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder

For the chenna mixture

    For the chenna mixture
  1. Combine the saffron and milk in a small bowl and mix well. Keep aside.
  2. Boil the milk in a deep non-stick pan, while stirring occasionally.
  3. When it starts boiling, switch off the flame and wait for 1 minute.
  4. Add the curds, while stirring gently and wait for 2 minutes.
  5. Once the milk has curdled, strain using a muslin cloth. This is the chenna.
  6. Combine the chenna, saffron-milk mixture, powdered sugar and baking powder in a mixer and blend to a smooth paste.
  7. Divide it into 4 equal portions and keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Arrange 2 apple slices in a 50 mm. (2”) diameter baking bowl, and sprinkle ¼ tsp sugar over it.
  2. Pour a portion of the chenna mixture over it and spread it evenly.
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to make 3 more bowls.
  4. Place the bowls on a baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 minutes.
  5. Cool slightly and de-mould on a serving dish.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with almonds and cardamom powder.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy148 cal
Protein8.5 g
Carbohydrates27.4 g
Fiber1.6 g
Fat0.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium134 mg


Saffron Chenna Pie
 on 08 Jun 21 10:15 PM

When I combine chenna and other ingredients in mixer grinder, it turns into liquide. looks like milk. can you please tell me what''s wrong I''ve done 😭 😭 😭
Saffron Chenna Pie
 on 31 Jul 18 12:54 PM

CB very tasty but too time consuming to make
Tarla Dalal
01 Aug 18 09:15 AM
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Saffron Chenna Pie
 on 30 Mar 15 05:03 PM

Paneer based dessert presented in a different style to gain some calcium and protein... loved it..