Homemade Paneer recipe | How to make Paneer in home

Homemade Paneer recipe | How to make Paneer in home
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Homemade Paneer recipe | How to make Paneer in home recipe with step by step pictures. Paneer is cottage cheese made from curdling the milk. It is very easy to make paneer in home and homemade paneer is very soft than store bought ones. Store bought ones may contain preservatives and always homemade is better.

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I always make paneer previous day whenever I am planning to make any paneer dishes. I have added some tips on how to get neat slices of paneer. It keeps well in fridge upto one week. Always use whole cream milk for making paneer. I always prefer to use curd/yogurt to curdle the milk as it will yield soft paneer rather than lime juice or vinegar. If we are using lime juice or vinegar and if you leave the milk to curdle for long paneer may become hard. Milk may take little more time to curdle when using curd.

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You can try Paneer butter masala or Paneer Capsicum dry with homemade paneer. It is also very useful to make other dishes like rasgulla, rasamalai, cream cheese or any bengali sweets as it also follows the same method of curdling the milk.  Do try and let me know how it turned out for you.

Serves 200 gms of paneer

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Homemade Paneer recipe | How to make Paneer in home

Paneer is cottage cheese made from curdling the milk

3 hr, 30 Prep Time

30 minCook Time

4 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Milk 1 1/4 litre or 5 cups
  • Curd 1/2 cup or lemon juice/vinegar 2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Boil milk in a wide pan without adding any water.
  2. Once the milk boils add the curd and keep stirring.
  3. It will start to curdle. If it doesn't curdle we can add some more curd. If you are using lime or vinegar it will curdle fast.
  4. Keep stirring till the milk is completely curdled and water is separated.
  5. Line a muslin cloth in a sieve and drain the curdled milk.
  6. Wash with cold water to remove lime smell if you are using. Normally also you can run with cold water to easily handle and squeeze the excess water.
  7. Bring together the muslin cloth and allow it to hang to remove excess water for half an hour.
  8. After that flatten the Paneer in plate and place some heavy object on it. I used my pressure cooker loaded with some pulses to add weight. you can use the hand mortar or Iron dosa pan.
  9. Allow it to set it for atleast 3 hours. You can leave for longer time too.
  10. We can refrigerate the flatten paneer in fridge before cutting to get neat slices with crumbling.
  11. Slice the paneer and use it for any dishes.

Notes

Refrigerate the paneer to get neat slices. if you are in hurry keep the paneer in freezer for 15 mins before slicing. Squeeze in between when paneer is hanging to remove excess water. We will get around 200 gms of paneer from this recipe. My preference is using curd for making paneer

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How to make Homemade Paneer with step by step pictures

Boil milk in a wide pan without adding any water.

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Once the milk boils add the curd and keep stirring.

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It will start to curdle. If it doesn’t curdle we can add some more curd. If you are using lime or vinegar it will curdle fast.

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Keep stirring till the milk is completely curdled and water is separated.

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Line a muslin cloth in a sieve and drain the curdled milk.

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Wash with cold water to remove lime smell if you are using. Normally also you can run with cold water to easily handle and squeeze the excess water.

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Bring together the muslin cloth and allow it to hang to remove excess water for half an hour.

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After that flatten the Paneer in plate and place some heavy object on it. I used my pressure cooker loaded with some pulses to add weight. you can use the hand mortar or Iron dosa pan.

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Allow it to set it for atleast 3 hours. You can leave for longer time too.

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We can refrigerate the flatten paneer in fridge before cutting to get neat slices with crumbling. Slice the paneer and use it for any dishes.

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Homemade Paneer is ready

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2 thoughts on “Homemade Paneer recipe | How to make Paneer in home”

  • I always like the recipe posts with step-by-step images of the recipe. Am so glad to land on this article of yours Narmadha. Thanks for sharing this homemade paneer recipe. I have always bought it from a dairy, but this time I will surely try at home :)

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