Monday, April 28

Indian Cottage cheese


For the last one month, there's no supply of frozen Amul paneer in singapore, and I desperately wanted to make mutter paneer, so finally I had to make paneer first, And then move to my yummy mutter paneer....

My mom used to make it regularly, so had the idea that it wasn't that tough, though I have heard that many don't know how to make it , and around the world there are many who do not have a access to the ready made one, for all of them... home made indian cottage cheese.
here it goes......


Ingredients:

Milk 1 litre
Citric Acid 1/2 tsp
or Lemon juice 1 tbsp
Personally I prefer lemon as its always available...

Method:

Dissolve the citric acid in About 2 tbsp water.
Bring milk to boil, stirring continuously.
Simmer the gas,then add the acid solution (or lemon juice) gradually, while stirring.
When the milk curdles fully, switch off the gas.
Cover for 3-4 minutes.
Drain into a muslin cloth.
Hold pouch under running water.
Press out excess water.
Shape and place cloth under some heavy weight (stone slab) for 2-3 hours before using.
Also can refrigerate, after that, to get a firmer paneer.
Cut into cubes, use as required.



Tip: If with 1 tbsp juice , it doesn't curdles,don't worry, can add more juice.
If making paneer for desserts, better use citric acid, as lemon juice sometimes has its taste in paneer.

"ll post the recipe for mutter paneer soon..

9 comments:

notyet100 said...

WAITING FOR THE MATAR PANEER RECIPE,.IBOUGHT JUST ONCE AMUL PANEER HERE IN SINGAPORE...BUT DIDNT LIKE THE TASTE SOFROMTHEN ONWARDS I AM MAKING PANEER AT HOME,,THE TASTE IS QUIET DIFFERENT OF HOME MADE PANEER AND ITS FRESH TOO...:-)

Divya Vikram said...

Looks nice..waiting for the mutter paneer recipe

SpicyTasty said...

This looks so delicious and very inviting. I've never seen this perfect paneer so good.

Neha said...

@spicytasty, thanx a lot..
@divya, today 'll definately post the recipe
@notyet100, so which milk do u use for making paneer??

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delhibelle said...

Those paneer cubes are so neat! and your paneer dishes lokk mouthwatering :-)

neha said...

just curious .. how does the addition of citric acid help ? what if we only add lemon juice ?

neha said...

this dish looks absolutely mouth watering! dying to try it out! just curious.. how does the addition of citric acid help the paneer ? i only add lemon juice and mine never turns out this firm.. does the addition of citric acid make the paneer firm ?

Neha said...

@ Neha
I too always make paneer with lemon juice only, but u can use EITHER of them; lemon juice OR citric acid. And the firmness is because i kept it pressed tightly,and let all the water drip away, and not due to citric acid.

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