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Homemade Paneer

 Published 2008-Jul-26   Updated 2017-Oct-08

- Submitted by Dahlia

(How to make paneer at home?, Indian Cheese, Paneer Preperation At Home)

Paneer is the Indian cheese made by curdling hot and boiling milk with lemon juice. Once the milk is curdled, the curds is separated 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 unbelievably 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.

Recipe For Making Paneer At Home

Ingredients

  • Milk - 1 liter
  • Lime - 1

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 separates 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 at least half an hour or 1 hour.
  8. Next, open the cloth and cut paneer into cubes.

Tips

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

Detailed Steps

Boil the milk and curdle by adding some lemon juice

Paneer preparation steps

Drain the cheena in a cheese cloth

Paneer preparation steps

Let all the moisture dry

Paneer preparation steps

Cut into cubes

Paneer preparation steps

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Comments (6)

Person   ()
Paneer Question!
Hey Dahlia! Jibbie here. Did you know that in America, we CANNOT use the metric system? Instead of using liters (litres), we must use gallons. The more, the merrier!
Person   ()
haha.... i am an indian.... living in the US.... so i use both the metric system.....
Person   ()
hey how can we make paneer in US?? which milk shud we use..and does paneer come out well in quantity??
Person   ()
Hi Kavita,You could make paneer with any regular milk available in the US - whole milk or 2 %. Half a gallon of milk produces around a 10 oz block of paneer. (approximate size). The taste of fresh home made paneer is just uncomparable with the store bought ones.
Person   ()
is it lemon or lime? and what kind of milk?
Person   ()
either one would work. You can use any type of milk - whole milk, low fat or fate free.

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