How to Make Paneer – Cottage Cheese

Paneer is an unsalted Indian Cottage cheese, which is used to make a range of Indian spicy as well as sweet dishes. Though we can buy it from market, but I prefer to make it at home, because the freshness and softness of homemade paneer increases the taste of any dish. If you are preparing to make some dishes like Rasgulla, Chum Chum, Malai Ladoo, Rasmalai, Rajbhog, Paneer Kofta Curry, Chanar Dalna etc. you just drain the excess water from the paneer by hanging it for 30 minutes, but if you are making some dishes like Palak Paneer, Paneer no Butter Masala, Mix vegetable Paneer, Aloo Matar Paneer or Paneer Makhani, squeeze all the water from paneer and place a weight over the drained paneer for 40-45 minutes so that it fully sets and then you can easily cut them into any shape you like.

Image : Paneer

how to make paneer at home 2Important :

  • Preparation Time : 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time : 10 minutes
  • Inactive : 45 minutes
  • Total Time : 1 hr
  • Makes : 200 gm Paneer

Ingredients :

  • Fresh Cow Milk (1 ltr)
  • Lemon Juice or Vinegar (2 tbsp)

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Boil milk

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Wait for a boil and switch off the flame

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Add lemon juice

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Stir well

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Let it rest for 2 minutes

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Put it on a cotton cloth and wash it off with cold water

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Squeeze out all the excess water

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Place a heavy weight on top for 40 minutes

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Paneer is ready

how to make paneer at home 11Tips :

  • Keep some extra lemon juice ready with you, in case the milk does not curdle. But do not add too much.

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