Friday, March 12, 2010

How to make Paneer(cottage cheese)

Milk-1 litre
Lemon juice or citric acid-2 tsp or as needed
Pour milk in a pan and bring to a boil.
Take off flame,wait for 3-4 mins.
Add citric acid/lemon juice enough to curdle the milk.Start by using a tsp first,stir well and see how much has curdled.Add more till you get clear whey seperated from solids.

When the whey water(water seperated from milk) is clear strain with a cloth or sieve.
You can crumble the paneer at this stage and use as pizza topping,sandwich spread or in salads.(I will post some recipes later)
Put some weight on top of the paneer and leave for 10-15 mins.
I have put a stone(i use it to crush garlic) in to put more weight.

Slice or cut in to cubes and use in recipes.

You can use sour curds also for curdling,but use the paneer made with curds only for curries and not for making sweets
Use whey water in soups or to mix wheat flour for rotis


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