HOME MADE PANEER - FIRST ATTEMPT

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Hi friends, Hope all you enjoyed your weekends... Today I came with basic techniques... its nothing but Home made Paneer... Its my first attempt so I tried with little quantity i.e. Half litre Milk...

INTRODUCTION
Paneer is a fresh cheese common in South Asian Cuisine. It is of Indian Origin. It is also called as Chhenna in Eastern part of India. It is unaged, acid-set, non-melting farmer cheese or curd cheese.

BENEFITS

  • Paneer is a good source of calcium, which helps strong bones and teeth, and also prevents Osteoporosis  Cheese provides 25% of the calcium in the food supply.
  • Paneer in moderation, is associated with lower body weight as well as reduced risk of developing insulin resistance syndrome.
  • It is a good source of protein and it reduces cancer risk.
  • It can prevent stomach disorders and even help with your bones as you get older, especially in women.
  • It also helps in lower, back and joint pain.

Availability
World Wide
Category
Basics
Regional
South Asian
Preparation Time
1 Minute to get ready things
Cooking Time
20 Minutes
Filtering Time
1 Hour  
Setting Time
1-2 Hour
Yield
100 gm
















INGREDIENTS
Aavin Milk (prefer full fat) - 1/2 litre
Vinegar or Lemon juice - 1-2 Tbsp
Cotton or Muslin cloth - to filter





METHOD

  • Boil the milk, when its start boiling keep ready the Vinegar or lemon juice.


  • After 30 seconds of boiling add the vinegar or lemon juice to it and stir well.



  • Its starts curdling and will stick on back of the ladle.



  • Stir well and the cheese completely separates like lumps and whey water.

  • Now switch off the flame.
  • Keep the big vessel and cover it with cotton cloth like sieve, pour into the cloth to separate whey and cheese and squeeze out the excess water.




  • Wash it with running tap water to remove acidic content.




  • Squeeze out excess whey water and hang it up for 1 hour to filter excess water. 


















  • Now make crumble and knead for 2-3 minutes and keep it in clean cotton cloth and make level.













  • Now keep some weight on this cloth to set the paneer for 2 hours.




  • Now make cut to get pieces.










SOFT AND FLUFFY PANEER IS READY!!!
DISHES USING PANEER

  • Paneer can be used for making varieties of dishes.
  • Desserts like Rasgulla, Rasmalai, Kalakand, Sandesh etc...
  • Gravies like Palak Paneer, Muttar Paneer, Shahi Paneer etc...
  • Appetizers like Chilli Paneer, Paneer Tikka, Paneer Pakoda etc...

NOTE
You can use the whey water to knead chapathi flour.

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21 comments:

  1. homemade paneer.....healthy and delicious!!!

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  2. Well done and beautifully explained, nothing will beat the homemade paneer.

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  3. Paneer looks perfect and nice!

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  4. wonderfully explained bon. Perfectly made paneer on your first attempt. Love it.

    today's recipe:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.com/2012/10/peyaji-kanda-bhajji-onion-fritters.html

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  5. Wow..! Nothing taste better than home-made paneer I bet ! great effort Vijayalakshmi.

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  6. awesome with just half a liter u got this much paneer

    i need to try this
    i know how to make but i think i always messed with the milk
    need full cream milk for this

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  7. looks too good viji.. perfectly made..

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  8. got it perfectly viji! well done

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  9. you did a good job..perfect outcome..

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  10. Never tried paneer before...will try this soon...

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  11. Perfect job Dindugal Rani!!!!! You are rani in this preparation too :) Hope our all SNC members agree this :) Great Rani!!!!

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    1. Ha Ha Ha:-p Yasho... Dont make me shy:-P :-P thanks for u appreciations....

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  12. superb and you have done it so well, even i have never attempted it at home

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  13. omg! diz is so osum!I would love to prepare this stuff after cing the end product.It looks indeed delicious.Guess what after I gone through this recipe I checked in my refrigerator whether all the stuffs are available to do and YES IT IS ! Gonna prepare! Right now to kitchen :)

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