One of my reader named Nancy Mosher requested this recipe for homemade paneer since she couldn’t find it anywhere in the place she live.So this post is for her..Many of you think that making paneer is so hard and needs so much effort, but actually speaking it is not a big deal..It is so much simple and easy to make your own cheese.
Cooking Time : 5 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins to 1 hour
Makes : 250 grams
(Instead of yogurt, you can use lemon juice or vinegar, if using them, you will need only 1 tblspn to 2 tblspn)
Now tie it like a bundle, and place a heavy thing over it. Press it often to remove the water as much as possible. I left it for 30 mins and i got a beautiful block of paneer.
|lets start by making paneer
You will need full fat milk and some yogurt/ curd
|Take milk in a sauce pan and bring it to boil|
|now it has started to boil|
|add in yogurt|
|you will see the milk will start to curdle, if it didn’t
curdle add more yogurt
|Look how the milk has curdled|
|Now it has completely curdled|
|U will see greenish whey separating from the mix|
|Place a sieve over a large bowl|
|line the sieve with some cheesecloth or
clean white kitchen towel
|pour the mix in|
|gently remove it|
|this is whey water, which is very very nutritious. You can use this to knead your chapati dough or make rasam using this..Please dont throw it away|
|Now wash the paneer in running tap water, I used a bowl of cold water and washed the curdled mix really well|
|I changed the water three times and washed really well..
The easy way is to run some tap water over this.
|Now bundle it up and place a heavy weight over the
packed milk solid
|After leaving it for 30 mins. This is what i got,
a beautiful block of paneer / indian cottage cheese
|Cube it out|
|Use this fresh paneer in your curries..|