Home-made Paneer

Home-made Paneer


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This easy, essential recipe for paneer will give authenticity to all your Indian dishes.


Serves: 4 

  • 1 litre full-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon natural yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Preparation:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

  1. Combine the milk, yoghurt, salt and sugar in a saucepan. Heat over medium heat stirring occasionally with a whisk. As the milk is just about to boil (it will bubble at the edges) stir in the lemon juice.
  2. Remove from the heat and pour into a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Lift the cloth by the four corners and tie them together. Hang the cheese in the cloth over the sink to drain. It will take 30 minutes to 1 hour. Once drained, place the cheese, still in the cloth, into a bowl and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. If later you want to cut the paneer into firm fingers, use a spoon to press the paneer into the shape of the bowl before refrigerating.

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