How To Make Paneer
A favorite ingredient in many Indian recipes, Paneer is easy to make at home. See how to make Paneer with step-by-step instructions.
Servings: 4 servings
- 8 cups whole milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
Line a colander with a large double layer of cheesecloth and place it in the sink.
Add the milk to a large pot and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat. Stir frequently to avoid burning the bottom.
Pour in the lemon juice and reduce the heat to low. You should immediately see the milk curds. Using a spoon, gently guide the curds to the center of the pot, making sure they don't break up.
Remove the pot from the heat and carefully pour the contents into the cheesecloth lined colander. Gently rinse with cool water and squeeze out any excess water (whey).
Add 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt to the curds and stir very gently.
Grab the ends of the cheesecloth and twist the ball of cheese to squeeze out any additional water.
Place the ball of cheese onto a large round plate and set another plate on top. Weigh the second plate down with a few cans of beans or something similar.
Place the plate of cheese in the refrigerator and chill for 30 minutes.
Serving: 0.5cup cubed | Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 659mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 551mg | Iron: 0.1mg