Paneer-Indian cottage cheese-How to make with step by step photos [Homemade]


Paneer


Cuisine Style: North India | Preparation Time: 2 hours | Type: Non melting cheese

Ingredients

  • Milk – 3 ltr
  • Lemon – 2 ½ or 3 or lemon juice – 4 tbsp

Preparation Method

  • Heat milk in a pan & let it boil.
  • When boiling, Squeeze lemon juice & gently mix.
  • Add more lemon drops if paneer not getting separated.
  • After adding lemon juice pale- yellow -green water and paneer get separated then cut off heat.
  • Firstly drain water in filter (mesh filter).
  • Transfer paneer to soft cotton cloth close all the edges of cotton cloth, squeeze to drain excess water.
  • Make a stack of layers: 1. Large plate 2. Upside down vegetable filter 3. Paneer 4. About 1 KG weight and leave it for 1 ½ hours
  • The Paneer gets pressed and you will get soft, thick paneer for slicing.
  • Then cut paneer into slices & store in refrigerator & consume within 7 days.

How to make paneer / Indian cottage cheese-Step by step photos

Heat broad pan, add milk and let it boilHeat broad pan, add milk and let it boil

When boiling add lemon juiceWhen boiling add lemon juice

Mix gently then add more lemon juiceMix gently then add more lemon juice

Now you can see the paneer and green water [separating]Now you can see the paneer and green water

Almost doneAlmost done

Now cut off heatNow cut off heat

Drain green waterDrain green water

Press gently & squeeze extra waterPress gently

Transfer paneer to soft cotton clothTransfer paneer to soft cotton cloth.

Now close all the edges of cotton clothNow close all the edges of cotton cloth

Squeeze to drain excess water.Squeeze to drain excess water.

Place 1.large plate then place 2.upside down vegetable filter then place 3.paneer & press gentlyPlace large plate then place upside down vegetable filter then place paneer & press gently

Place about 1 kg weight & leave it for 2 hoursPlace about 1 kg weight

After 2 hours-remove weightAfter 2 hours remove weight

Paneer is readyPaneer is ready

Remove clothRemove cloth

Cut paneer into cubes store in refrigerator & consume within 7 daysCut paneer into cubes store in refrigerator consume within 7 days

Home made paneer or indian cottage cheese cubesHome made paneer or indian cottage cheese cubes


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