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Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to Make Paneer at Home?]

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

June 8, 2021 Leave a Comment

Here is a simple protein rich addon to nutrify any recipe! A delicious and calcium rich Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?] for you!  Paneer or cottage cheese is a rich source of protein for vegetarians. Many delicious dishes like Matar Paneer , Paneer Tikka, Kadhai Paneer , Palak Paneer etc are made from paneer. Paneer can be easily made at home with just 2 ingredients. Use whole milk to make paneer. Home made paneer can be stored in refrigerator for 2-3 days and in freezer for 2-3 months. I have made paneer using 2 liters of cow’s milk which made 350 grams of paneer. The quantity of paneer obtained depends on the quality of milk. Full cream milk will give more paneer. You can make paneer using 1 liter or more as per your requirement.

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?

Here is a simple protein rich addon to nutrify any recipe! A delicious and calcium rich Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?] for you!

Ingredients:

  • 2 liters fresh whole cow milk
  • Juice of 2 lemons

Method:

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?] Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

1. Heat 2 liters of milk in a sauce pan on medium flame.

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

2. Keep stirring the milk, to ensure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

3. Once the milk boils, put off the flame.

4. Allow the milk to cool down for 5 minutes.

5. Mix juice of 2 lemons in 1/4 cup water. Now add this to the milk in 2-3 batches, while stirring the milk. (do not add all the lemon juice at one go)

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

6. The milk will curdle and we can see the greenish whey and the curdled milk clearly.

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

7. Line a colander with muslin cloth or cheese cloth. (You may use a thin cotton kitchen towel if you do not have muslin cloth)

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

8. Keep another vessel under the colander to collect the whey.

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

9. Now pour the curdled milk over the muslin cloth lined colander.

10. Gather the sides of the cloth and lift it. Do not discard the whey. (Whey is very rich in protein and it can be used to make baby purees, in dals and soups. I use it to knead my chapati or paratha dough. You can add the left-over whey to your potted plants)

11. Now take another vessel with clean water. Dip the cloth with the cheena into it twice or thrice, to remove the traces of lemon from the cheena.

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

12. If you want to make bengali dishes , like rasgulla or rasmalai or you wish to make dishes with crumbled paneer, you can use this cheena right away.

13. To make paneer cubes, we need to keep the cheena under pressure for some time.

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

14. For that, squeeze out as much whey as you can from the collected cheena. Now flatten the cheena with your palms, while it is in the cloth. Keep a plate above and beneath this cheena cloth and keep some weight over the top plate. (I have kept my marble chapati rolling board over it)

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

15. Leave the cheena under pressure for 30-35 minutes and not more than that. (The paneer will turn chewy and hard if you keep the paneer under pressure for long time)

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]

16. Soft paneer block is ready to use. You can cut it into desired size and shape and use in curries, snack, rice dishes, stir fries etc.

Here is a simple protein rich addon to nutrify any recipe! A delicious and calcium rich Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?] for you!

Cow’s milk cannot be given to babies under 1 year, but homemade curd and paneer made from cow’s milk is easily digestible and good to be given for babies under 1 year. You can start giving a small cube of homemade paneer to your little one after 6 months of age. While introducing give little and then slowly increase the quantity. Even though the 3 days rule is obsolete, it’s better to be followed for sensitive tummies.

Here is a simple protein rich addon to nutrify any recipe! A delicious and calcium rich Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?] for you!

Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?]   Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?] Save Print PREP TIME 40 mins COOK TIME 10 mins TOTAL TIME 50 mins   Here is a simple protein rich addon to nutrify any recipe! A delicious and calcium rich Homemade Paneer Recipe [How to make paneer at Home?] for you! Author: Hemapriya Serves: 350 grams INGREDIENTS
  • 2 liters fresh whole cow milk
  • Juice of 2 lemons
METHOD
  1. Heat 2 liters of milk in a sauce pan on medium flame.
  2. Keep stirring the milk, to ensure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Once the milk boils, put off the flame.
  4. Allow the milk to cool down for 5 minutes.
  5. Mix juice of 2 lemons in ¼ cup water. Now add this to the milk in 2-3 batches, while stirring the milk. (do not add all the lemon juice at one go)
  6. The milk will curdle and we can see the greenish whey and the curdled milk clearly.
  7. Line a colander with muslin cloth or cheese cloth. (You may use a thin cotton kitchen towel if you do not have muslin cloth)
  8. Keep another vessel under the colander to collect the whey.
  9. Now pour the curdled milk over the muslin cloth lined colander.
  10. Gather the sides of the cloth and lift it. Do not discard the whey. (Whey is very rich in protein and it can be used to make baby purees, in dals and soups. I use it to knead my chapati or paratha dough. You can add the left-over whey to your potted plants)
  11. Now take another vessel with clean water. Dip the cloth with the cheena into it twice or thrice, to remove the traces of lemon from the cheena.
  12. If you want to make bengali dishes , like rasgulla or rasmalai or you wish to make dishes with crumbled paneer, you can use this cheena right away.
  13. To make paneer cubes, we need to keep the cheena under pressure for some time.
  14. For that, squeeze out as much whey as you can from the collected cheena. Now flatten the cheena with your palms, while it is in the cloth. Keep a plate above and beneath this cheena cloth and keep some weight over the top plate. (I have kept my marble chapati rolling board over it)
  15. Leave the cheena under pressure for 30-35 minutes and not more than that. (The paneer will turn chewy and hard if you keep the paneer under pressure for long time)
  16. Soft paneer block is ready to use. You can cut it into desired size and shape and use in curries, snack, rice dishes, stir fries etc.
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