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Paneer

Paneer

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 40

Cook Time : 5

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • Whole fat milk 1 litre

  • Fresh lime juice 2-3 tbsp

Directions

  • 01

    Take milk in a heavy bottomed pan.

  • 02

    Allow to boil in medium high.

  • 03

    Squeeze lemon and take fresh lime juice.

  • 04

    Keep stirring the milk, until it comes to boil.

  • 05

    Now turn the flame to low heat and add lime juice, 1 tsp at a time.

  • 06

    Keep stirring the milk after each addition.

  • 07

    Repeat this until the milk curdles completely.

  • 08

    Now you can see the whey water separates from the solid milk particles.

  • 09

    Turn off the gas and keep aside for 5 minutes.

  • 10

    Place a thick muslin cloth over a strainer.

  • 11

    Pour the contents in the pan over the strainer.

  • 12

    Rinse the strained paneer with fresh water.

  • 13

    Now we can see nice creamy paneer.

  • 14

    Take a tray & keep it in the bottom.

  • 15

    Place a big plate with holes in it over the tray.

  • 16

    Now carefully gather the edges of the muslin cloth and hold it up.

  • 17

    Gently roll the cloth, so that the excess whey water drains out.

  • 18

    Fold the cloth with paneer inside as a rectangular block, ( as we fold kerchief)

  • 19

    Now place the cloth under a heavy weight over it. ( usually I use a thick bottomed wok with water )

  • 20

    This ensures smooth pressing & helps to get Paneer, just like store bought one.

  • 21

    Now wait for 4 to 5 hrs. ( the longer you press the paneer, the firmer it gets)

  • 22

    Unfold the cloth, we can see good & smooth paneer.

  • 23

    The sides which are not pressed looks crumbled.

  • 24

    Trim the edges & cut it to fine cubes.

  • 25

    Home made healthy paneer is ready to add in any favorite curry of our choice.

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