Paneer (Indian Fresh Cheese)

    3 hours 30 minutes

    It's easy to make your very own paneer, simply using milk, lemon juice and salt, to use in your favourite Indian recipes.

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    Makes: 1 paneer

    • 4 litres milk
    • 110ml lemon or lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:3hours drying  ›  Ready in:3hours30min 

    1. Line a colander with a damp piece of muslin or cheesecloth and set in the sink or over a bowl.
    2. Pour milk into a large pan. Heat to 93 degrees C. Stir well and add salt if using.
    3. Add lemon juice a little at a time. Stir until curds separate. Ladle curds into the muslin. Fold muslin over curds and place a weight on top (this can be a bowl filled with water). Press lightly and let drain for 2 to 3 hours.
    4. Your paneer is now ready to use in your favourite recipe!

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    Paneer (Indian Fresh Cheese)
    Paneer (Indian Fresh Cheese)
    Paneer (Indian Fresh Cheese)
    Paneer (Indian Fresh Cheese)

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    I made this because I like to make sag paneer, it cut into nice little cubes but when I tried to fry it it just melted and fell apart, I still added it to the sag paneer though, just a different style of dish!  -  25 Oct 2012  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)