Making paneer

Paneer is a type of cottage cheese that is used extensively in Indian cooking. Often used as a substitute for meat in vegetarian cooking, its structure helps absorb the flavors of different spices used.

Making paneer at home is super easy. Start by boiling milk and add curd ( 3 parts of milk to 1 part of curd) little by little.

The milk ultimately curdles, forming lumps. You should see the water separate and have a light greenish tinge to it.Put this mixture on to a cheesecloth — if you do not have one, use a clean piece of cotton cloth.

Tie up the cheesecloth and hang it. The water should drain creating a firm nice paneer. This process usually takes a couple of hours.

Cheesecloth hung to drain the water

The finished paneer should be firm enough to be cut with a knife.

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