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How to make Paneer

Written By Angela Steffi on Thursday, May 18, 2017 | 9:50:00 PM

Paneer is nothing but Cottage cheese which is made by cuddling milk by adding lemon juice or vinegar. This homemade paneer is much healthy compared to store bought ones because it is free of preservatives and we can make it how soft we want.This 2 ingredient recipe is the back bone of lot of Indian recipes like Paneer Butter masala, Paneer peas masala, Paneer ghee roast, Kadai Paneer , Kofta Curry and lot more. 

Please click here to watch Paneer recipe in Tamil - Madras Samayal



Serving Size           : 4 serving

Preparation Time  : 2 hours 

Cooking Time        : 10 minutes


Difficulty:
Quantity Ingredients for Paneer Recipe
2 liter Full fat milk
4-6 tbsp Lemon juice or 4 tbsp vinegar

Cooking Method


Step 1) heat milk in a pan and bring it to boil, use full fat milk to get more paneer.
Once the milk comes to a boil add lemon juice or vinegar to cuddle the milk , I always prefer to use lemon juice because vinegar sometimes leaves some strong flavor behind.
Slowly add the lemon juice and cuddle the milk.


Step 2) Once the milk is fully cuddled and the whey separates strain it through a sieve (place a cotton cloth or cheese cloth on the top of the sieve to collect all the paneer )


Rinse it with water to get rid of lemon taste (this step is optional)


Step 3) After rinsing squeeze the excess water and adjust the shape (make it little square) . Place a weight on the top (I used a bowl filled with water) and leave it undisturbed for 2 hours minimum.


Step 4) After 2 hours remove the cheese cloth and cut it into desired shapes. 


Notes : 

  • You can flavor the paneer using dried mint leaves, pepper corns , cumin seeds etc...
  • Whey is very nutritious , do dot throw it away we can use it while making soups and curries. 
  • Use clean cloth for filtering (clean cotton cloths / Kuttralam towel) 
  • If you have planned to use within 3-4 days you can store it in refrigerator or Store it in freezer for future use.

Paneer-recipe

Paneer is nothing but Cottage cheese which is made by cuddling milk by adding lemon juice or vinegar. This homemade paneer is much healthy compared to store bought ones because it is free of preservatives and we can make it how soft we want..
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Ingredients:
  • For Paneer
  • 2 Liter full fat milk
  • 4-6 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions:

  1. Boil milk and add lemon juice to cuddle milk.
  2. Strain it through a cloth and place a weight on the top to squeeze excess moisture.
  3. After 2 hours cut it into small cubes
  4. Our paneer is ready to be added into Curries and gravies.
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About Angela Steffi

I am an avid food blogger with a great passion for food. I am always eager to try new recipes and modify recipes and experiment with them. I have two cooking channels on Youtube CLASSIC MASALA HUT (for english recipes) and MADRAS SAMAYAL (for Tamil recipes).

2 comments :

  1. Hi steffi, Ur cooking style n presentation r so nice...i m eagerly waiting for ur next videos...ur kitchen organizing video is so good..Give some more cooking n kitchen tips...i have one request l m waiting for ulunthan kali n vendhaya kali receipe...make it for us....

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    1. Thank you so much Vanmathi , I will definitely share the recipe with you, This weekend my in-laws are visiting us , soon after they leave I will share the recipe.
      I have already recorded few videos for next month.

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