Home made Paneer Recipe

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Paneer is a type of cheese prepared from milk. A variety of dishes can be prepared from paneer. It is a good source of protein. Though it is readily available in stores, home made paneer is very soft and spongy and is very simple to prepare.

Ingredients needed

Milk – 1 liter
Fresh Lemon juice – 2 – 2 1/2tbsp

Method

  • 1. Bring milk to boil.
  • 2. Reduce the heat and add lemon juice to it while continuously stirring.
  • 3. Milk will start curdling. (Pic 3)
  • 4. Keep stirring until the curdling process is complete. (Pic 4)
  • 5. Strain through a cheese cloth. Wait for it to cool a little. (pic 5)
  • 6. Gather the cloth with curd, squeeze out all water, tie a knot and hang it for 15 minutes to drain water, if any completely.
  • 7. Keep a heavy object on top of it. I kept a pressure cooker filled with water. Leave it to set for 3 hours.
  • 8. After 3 hours, take it out from the bundle, paneer will look as in pic 8.
  • 9. Cut it into cubes and use it. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator, if you are not going to use it immediately.

Note –

  • If paneer crumbles when you cut, then you have not drained/removed the whey properly.
  • By using¬† 4.5% fat gives approximately 175 grams of paneer.
  • It can be stored for 5 -6 days in the refrigerator.

 

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