How to make Paneer (Cottage Cheese) at home

 

 

Paneer or cottage cheese is a wonderful ingredient in cooking. It is full of nutrients too. Homemade paneer is definitely better than the store bought ones. So here is how to make paneer (Cottage cheese) at home.

I came to know about cottage cheese, and that it could be made easily at home, from one of my school teachers, Miss Shyamala. She explained in detail the benefits of paneer and how curdled milk could be converted to nutrient rich paneer. I was amazed as to how something bad could be changed to something good and healthy. I made up my mind to give it a try. Not me actually, I gave Umma a chance to try it. I still remember the day when I explained the same things and the method as explained by Shyamala Ma’m, to Umma. And when Umma tried this and it came out well, I jumped out of joy.. It was a Eureka moment!! 🙂 Since then paneer holds a special place in my heart and tummy 😉

Talking about the benefits of paneer, it is endless. Obviously, it has to be, as it is a milk product. It is a rich source of protein.

Whay water, that we get as a biroduct while making paneer, is equally nutritious. Realising the health benefts of whey water, I have started using it while making roti dough. It has numerous good components of milk.

Please read further to learn how to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home easily.

How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home

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How to make Paneer (Cottage Cheese) at home
How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
Cuisine indian
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine indian
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
Instructions
  1. Boil milk.
    How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
  2. Extract the juice from 2 small lemons (I used 2 tbsp lemon juice).
    How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
  3. When the milk boils, add the lemon juice and switch the flame off.
    How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
  4. Allow the curdling process to complete.
    How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
  5. Then using a sieve, drain the mixture. You may alternately use muslin cloth to strain paneer.
  6. Soft and fluffy paneer would be separated from the whey water.
    How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
  7. Retain the whey water for later use (Optional). You may use it for making the roti dough.
  8. Allow paneer to rest on the sieve for at least an hour.
  9. Then transfer it to a bowl and refrigerate for later use.
  10. Unadulterated and healthy paneer is ready for use.
    How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home
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How to make paneer (cottage cheese) at home

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