How to make Homemade Paneer / Cottage cheese

by - November 01, 2012

Homemade Paneer / Cottage cheese
                        Diwali is around the corner and everyone is preparing for the occasion...It is not only festival of lights but its a festival of sweets, There will be a variety of sweets, milk based sweets, rice sweets, besan sweets etc..but diary based sweets always holds its top place in all occasions..So I thought to share  paneer recipe which is base for most Indian sweets and savories...

Total time: 35 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Resting time: 25 ~ 35 minutes
Makes: 20 ~ 22 small cubes as shown in picture
Sources: Sarasyummybites
4 cups of milk
2 tbsp lemon juice or vinegar
1/4 cup of warm water

  • Mix lemon juice, water together and keep it aside.
  • Heat milk in a heavy bottom pan in a medium heat.
How to make Homemade Paneer / Cottage cheese

  • When milk starts to boil, pour in lemon mixture to the milk and mix well.
  • Reduce the heat and stir continuously until the milk is completely curdled.
  • When whey turns to yellowish and completely separate from curds, turn off the heat.
  • Drain the mixture through cheese cloth placed in a colander.
How to make Homemade Paneer / Cottage cheese
  •  Hold it under the running water for a minute to remove the lemon flavor.
  • Then squeeze out the excess water and hang the muslin or place it under the heavy weight for 20 ~ 30 minutes to remove the excess whey.
For Paneer Cubes:

How to make Homemade Paneer / Cottage cheese

  • After 30 minutes, remove the paneer from the muslin cloth and knead for 5 minutes or till it form into smooth dough.
  • Refrigerate the panner in greased bowl( rectangle or round bowl as needed). Remove from the bowl and cut it into required thickness cubes. Store it in a freezer for a month..
How to make Homemade Paneer / Cottage cheese

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  1. Always homemade paneer is best.

  2. Home made is always wat did u made out of this??

  3. A marvelous combo and a droolworthy dish!

  4. Very good post for making the pictures.

  5. Awesome presentation of divine paneer..Lovely !

  6. Wow! with step by step pictures.Looks perfect.

  7. Nicely made! The paneer looks so soft!

  8. Prefect squares, nothing will beat the homemade paneer.

  9. I'm yet to try making paneer at home...

  10. perfect n home made is bast...

  11. Cool and Nice detailed Post..Thanks for sharing..

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  13. useful post.

  14. Thanks for dropping in my space ,following u as well . Useful tip!

  15. Hi Sara ...
    First time visited your space found it very useful and informative :-)
    Glad to follow you !!!
    Pls do visit mine in your spare time !!!
    Today's Recipe
    Baby-corn Manchurian

  16. lovely pictures paneer looks wonderful


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