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Paneer preparation At Home

- submitted by Dahlia on 07-26-2008 
(Indian Cheese, Homemade Paneer)
               Paneer is the Indian cheese made by curdling hot and boiling milk with lemon juice. Once the milk is curdled, the curds is seperated from the whey using a muslin cloth. It is then pressed and cut into cubes and used in many many exotic indian dishes. Paneer is very rich and delicious which can be used to make many gravies. Making paneer at home is unbeleivably very simple. All that is needed is milk, lemon and a nice piece of cloth. Here comes the recipe for a simple home made paneer.
 
Ingredients 
Milk - 1 liter
Lime - 1
fold in a cloth and hang or place a weight on top
Method
1. Bring the milk to a boil and then reduce the heat to simmer. 
2. Add the juice of one fresh lime into the milk.
3. Keep stirring as the milk curdles and seperates into curds called paneer and a thin liquid called whey. 
4. Place a thin white cloth(or muslin cloth) over another vessel and pour this mixture through it to filter out the paneer. 
5. Now tie and hang the cloth with the paneer inside so that all the whey drains off (for 10-20 min).
6. Place the paneer on a flat surface and place a heavy object(jug of water/box) on top so as to flatten it out. 
7. Let it stay this way for atleast half an hour or 1 hour.
8. Next open cloth and cut paneer into cubes.

Tips
       - The whey is rich in nutrients and can be added to any gravies.

Boil the milk and curdle by adding some lemon juice


Drain the cheena in a cheese cloth


Let all the moisture dry

  

Cut into cubes



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Comments (2)

Person asqweda   (November 21, 2013)
is it lemon or lime? and what kind of milk?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (November 22, 2013)
either one would work. You can use any type of milk - whole milk, low fat or fate free.

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