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Monday, June 22, 2009

How to make Paneer at home?

Its been a week since my last post, my target is 2 posts a day. But with my son keeping me busy trying to keep it to 1 post a day. This is in my drafts since a month so posting it today.
Paneer - Indian Cottage cheese is favourite for most of them. I know its more of fat but..... I dont miss to order any paneer dish in restuarants as its my favourite too:-)This is used mostly in Northern India. Now a days most of the kids love too.

Heres you go with how you make paneer at home.


Full cream milk - 1 litre
Vinegar - 2 tspns
Muslin White cloth

Preparation Method

Boil milk on stove.

When its finally forming cream put vinegar and allow it to boil for 1min. So that full milk to curdled. off the stove.

Now in a muslin cloth pour and filter it slowly. Be careful its too hot.

Then remove full water and keep a heavy vessel or any weight on it to remove excess water for about 3-4 hours.

Then remove and store it in freezer. Later you can cut in cubes or grate it whenever needed.

See step by step procedure.

Boil milk as usual.

Then add vinegar to curdle the milk. Stir well so all milk is curdled.
Then strain it in muslin or white cloth and squeeze fully and remove water. (I forgot to take the snap)
Keep a heavy weight on it so no water is left out.

Now after setting for about 4 hours it looks like this. You can cut paneer and store in freezer or directly start cooking by frying it in ghee or oil.

Paneer is ready to use. This can be used for Bengali sweets or gravy.
Notes: You can use little lemon juice too for curdling but vinegar is better. Sometimes paneer is of lemon flavour.


Rekha shoban on June 22, 2009 at 8:37 PM said...

Nice paneer cubes!

Saraswathi Iyer on June 23, 2009 at 11:28 AM said...

Hi rekha, thank you:-)

Anonymous said...

Perfect paneer cubes.thanks..

Saraswathi Iyer on June 29, 2009 at 2:35 PM said...

Hi Sangi, thank you :-)

UshaMathan on May 7, 2010 at 3:17 PM said...

Thanks for ur dishes


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