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DIY How To Make Paneer At Home Under 25 Min

Learn how to make paneer at home. It’s extremely easy and can be made by anyone within 30 minutes. Homemade paneer is always better – fresh and soft. Moreover, it’s simple and requires only 2 ingredients to make homemade paneer.

Paneer, also known as cottage cheese is a vegetarian delight and widely used ingredient in Indian cuisine. Cooked in spices and gravy, paneer is a delicious addition to any recipe.

My Kitchen Experiments On Indian Paneer Recipes:

In my college days, I used to experiment with a lot of recipes to satisfy my taste buds with self-cooked food. Out of those, recipes involving paneer used to be my priority. I used to buy paneer from outside.

But the recipe never used to turn out the way I wanted. The paneer used to become soggy and hard to eat.

How to Make Paneer at Home?

Later, I learnt to make paneer at home which I felt was much easier than going out at odd hours to buy paneer. Eventually, the taste of the food used to be lip-smacking and yummy.

Homemade paneer is always better, healthy and is simple to make at home. With minimal resources and a little time, you can make the softest and tastiest paneer at home. Want to try it?

Be it palak paneer or mutter paneer, I personally prefer to use fresh homemade cottage cheese as it hardly takes 10 mins to make it.

Trust me; after making paneer at home, you’ll never go back to store to purchase Indian cottage cheese.

step wise instructions on how to make paneer at home from milk:

Homemade cottage cheese is always better. Learn how to prepare paneer from milk at home.

How to Make Cottage Cheese at Home

Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: North Indian
Author: Cherie
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Milk – 2 litres
  • Lemon juice – 1 cup
  • Cheese cloth

Paneer banane ka Tarika (Instructions):

  1. Take milk in a container. Bring to boil.
  2. Reduce the flame and add the lemon juice while stirring the milk. The milk will get curdled and let the whey get separated from the curds. If the milk is not curdled add some more lemon juice.
  3. While still hot, drain the contents in a cheese-cloth and put some weight on the top.
  4. Once the cheese is pressed you can either use it then and there or store it for a later purpose.
  5. If you want to store it, immerse it in cold water and put it in the refrigerator. Make sure to change the water every 2 days.

Notes

* You can even use vinegar (if it’s cheaper) instead of lemon juice. 

** Always use full cream milk for the best result (both in terms of quantity and quality).

*** Stop boiling the milk further when it curdles. This makes the homemade cottage cheese soft. Further boiling, turns the paneer harder.

**** Keep the paneer in the fridge to cut into neat cubes.

How to Make Paneer from Milk at Home – Recipe Video Demonstration

paneer at home

Learn How to Make Paneer at Home

Cherie
Homemade paneer is always better, healthy and is simple to make at home. 
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 365 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 litre Milk
  • 1 cup Lemon juice
  • Cheesecloth

Instructions
 

  • Take milk in a container. Bring to boil.
  • Reduce the flame and add the lemon juice while stirring the milk. The milk will get curdled and let the whey get separated from the curds. If the milk is not curdled add some more lemon juice.
  • While still hot, drain the contents in a cheese cloth and put some weight on the top.
  • Once the cheese is pressed you can either use it then and there or store it for a later purpose.
  • If you want to store it, immerse it in cold water and put it in the refrigerator. Make sure to change the water every 2 days.

Video

Notes

* You can even use vinegar (if it’s cheaper) instead of lemon juice. 
** Always use full cream milk for the best result (both in terms of quantity and quality).
*** Stop boiling the milk further when it curdles. This makes the homemade cottage cheese soft. Further boiling, turns the paneer harder.
**** Keep the paneer in the fridge to cut into neat cubes.
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Take a Look at Few More Insanely Delicious Paneer Recipes:

If you are looking for more paneer recipes then do check Palak Paneer and Paneer Butter Masala.

Image Credit: Sonja Pauen via Wikimedia Commons

3 thoughts on “DIY How To Make Paneer At Home Under 25 Min”

  1. 5 stars
    I love cooking repertoire, testing them out with my family and approved. As always, I would love to see how these simple and easy recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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