Monday, September 8, 2014

Homemade Paneer–How To Make Paneer

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       Making homemade paneer is very easy. This is first time, I made paneer and cut it into cute and beautiful little blocks, and I am happy with the results. I never thought that this is really very easy to make, low in cost and more nutritious. I always bought store bought paneer and make several dishes. Last week I needed some extra quantity paneer and was not having enough time to get it from grocery store as it was opening late. I thought, I should try out at home and l am very glad with the outcome. Since it is homemade, I will make this soft, juicy, hygienic and nutritious paneer more often.

            

           Paneer is bliss for vegetarian. Nothing can be compared to the tasty , soft and milky flavor paneer. Who says no to this cheesy paneer? Definitely I am not the one and also my family’s favorite ! I will post recipes with paneer soon. Here is the recipe of homemade paneer and for any query check out the notes also.


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Prep Time: 45 minutes | Cook time: 20 minutes | Makes: 25-30 cubes

 

Ingredient

Whole Milk

8 cup

Lemon juice/Vinegar

4-5 tsp

Ice cubes

5-6

 

How to make?

  • Bring milk about to boil in large vessel. Once the milk starts boiling and rises up, add lemon juice or vinegar and stir until milk curdles. If it doesn’t curdle after few seconds, add 1 more spoon of lemon juice or vinegar.

  • You could see solid curd will separates from greenish whey.

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  • Turn off the gas and add few ice cubes. Drain all the curd through, cheese cloth or muslin cloth or clean kitchen towel. Squeeze the curdle milk till all the water out.

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  • Take a plate and keep cheese cloth with curdle milk on it. keep heavy weight on it. ( I used hand mortar and pestle.) Allow it to for 3-4 hrs.  You will see the beautiful paneer block is ready. Carefully remove paneer from cheese cloth. Cut into cubes.

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  • Refrigerate paneer cubes in a airtight container and use within 3-4 days.

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Notes :

  • Refrigerate paneer block before cutting the cubes, it will get a nice clean pieces without any crumble.

  • Leftover whey water can be added while kneading the dough, stews or veggies.

  • Always use higher fat content milk.

  • You have to be careful while wrapping it to form a particular shape. Wrap it very tightly otherwise edges of paneer may be crumbly.

  • Make sure, you have to squeeze all the water from paneer. Or you can hang it on sink top. Excess water drip completely.

  • You can also use curd approx. 3/4 cup to 1 cup instead of lemon juice or vinegar.

  • You can add salt, if required.

  • Do not boil curdle milk otherwise paneer may become hard.

  • If you want to use in curries or dessert, just soak in a warm water until you use.

  • If you want you can add 1/2 cup heavy cream, to enhance the richness and get soft malai paneer.


42 comments:

  1. Well explained, and sounds easy. Will try it.

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  2. perfectly made paneer and my favorite one too

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  3. These paneer cubes look incredibly moist Sony!

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  4. Beautifully explained dear:-) homemade paneer that's s awesome I love it

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  5. The best one than the store bought one ...really

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  6. lovely paneer dear :) i'll des give it a try dear :)

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  7. So beautifully explained... I have tried paneer at home and loved the experience... your pictures looks so good...

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  8. perfect paneer cubes....time permits visit my blog...

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  9. Home made paneer looks perfect & well explained...

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  10. I often make paneer at home whenever I have excess milk in my refrigerator

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  11. nice back to basic post.. homemade is always best

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  12. I've failed before but now need to start again. The step by step pics are much appreciated. Gorgeous looking paneer cubes.

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  13. Lovely paneer cubes! Well explained!

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  14. Homemade is always the best, explained very well..

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  15. looks superb..can u tell where i will find the cloth material for draining the curdle milk ?

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  16. looks superb..can u tell where i will find the cloth material for draining the curdle milk ?

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  17. looks v gud..can u tell where i will get the cloth material for draining curdle milk?

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  18. You will get cheesecloth in any supermarket.... Or else you can use thin dupatta also !

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  19. Making homemade paneer is addictive, ever since I started making it at home buying store bought is out of question now. Yours looks perfect done

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  20. Perfect, homemade paneer is always perfect treat.

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  21. Very helpful post Sony, perfect paneer cubes..

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  22. Really nice to know ..the easy way of preparing Paneer at home..Healthy Paneer..

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  23. great clicks and a very helpful post ...good one

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  24. Superb post Sony. Perfectly explained. Love the pics too

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  25. Lovely tutorial on the paneer. And the paneer looks made to perfection.

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  26. useful post,i too make this at home :)

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  27. very nice presentation dear. Thanks.

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  28. Thank a lot all.........your comments encouraging me a lot !!

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  29. Always homemade wins.............Thanx for sharing............ :)

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  30. very useful recipe............surely try.
    Shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  31. The paneer looks very soft and superb...lovely step by step clicks and explanation :)

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  32. perfectly made!! homemade is the best!!

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  33. Perfect shape n nice use ful post..

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