Homemade Paneer (Indian Cottage Cheese)
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Paneer (cottage cheese) is used to make delicious Indian dishes ranging from curries to desserts. Just milk & lemon juice to make your own paneer
Recipe type: Appetiser
Serves: 3-4
  • 1 litre full-cream milk (use lean milk for a low-fat version)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  1. Heat milk in a medium pot to a simmer.
  2. When the milk comes to a simmer, switch of fire. Add lemon juice into it. Stir continuously until the milk is completely curdled. There is a separation of the curds and yellowish whey.
  3. Strain the mixture through a clean muslin cloth over a large bowl.
  4. Hang the muslin for 1 hour (tie over kitchen faucet or place the muslin on the side of a big pot, do not touch the bottom of pot). This will drip out all the whey.
  5. To make the paneer into a block, place the muslin in between 2 chopping blocks with something heavy like a pot on top, for 1 hour.
  6. Cut paneer into chunks and serve as appetizer, .
Recipe by at https://justasdelish.com/homemade-paneer/