Saturday, April 9, 2011


I love paneer... yum yum yum... At first when i came to US , i used to buy them from Indian stores. But i soon came to realize that when buying from the stores good quality is not always guaranteed not to mention their high cost. Hence i started making Paneer at home. It is actually very simply and since it is home made, you know it is fresh.

  1. Milk   8 cups (approx 2 litres) I usually use the full fat milk or as they in US the Vit D milk.
  2. Vinegar  2 tbsp
  1. Heat the milk in a thick bottomed vessel. Bring the milk to a boil.
  2. When the milk has come to a boil , lower the heat and add the vinegar.
  3. Continue to heat for a minute or two and then switch off the heat.
  4. Close the vessel and keep it aside for 5-7 minutes.
  5. Once the water has separated, strain the curdled milk through a muslin or a cheese cloth.
  6. Run cold water through the curdled milk to remove the flavor of vinegar
  7. hang the cloth with the paneer for couple of hours till most of the water has gone.
  8. In my case, I put the straining cloth over a colander. Then put the curdled milk in it. Make a potli from the cloth and keep a heavy object over it which helps in squeezing out the moisture.
  9. Once all the moisture is gone, you can cut the paneer in to cubes and store it in the freezer for later use.

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