Monday, 27 August 2012

Recipe: How to make Paneer (Indian Cheese)

Dear Gujarati Food Made Easy lovers,

This week's recipe is how to make Paneer (Indian Cheese).



A couple of weeks ago, my blog post showed you how to make Chilli Paneer for which you could use fresh or ready made paneer: http://gujaratifoodmadeeasy.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/chilli-paneer-the-perfect-comfort-food/ 
This post will give you the recipe for how to make fresh paneer. Enjoy!


Recipe:

Ingredients:

2 pints milk
4 heaped tbsps Greek yogurt

Method:

1. Bring the milk to a boil in a deep, steel saucepan.
2. Turn the gas down to a medium heat.
3. Add in the 4 tbsps yogurt. The milk will start to split once you stir in the yogurt.

It should look like this:



Once the milk has split completely, you will be able to see the separation of the curds and whey as you stir the mixture.

4. Turn off the heat.
5. Sieve the whole mixture through a big sieve and throw away the excess water. It should look like this:



6. Rest the sieve over another pot and let all the water drain away naturally from the sieve and do not squeeze the mixture through at all.
7. Once all the water has drained away, turn the contents of the sieve into a plate.



8. Once cooled, cut the paneer into cubes. If not going to use it immediately, store it in the fridge in a sealed container.

And there you have it; fresh paneer!

'Til next week, friends...
Bon app├ętit! xx

5 comments:

  1. I love Paneer! I'm delighted you've shown how to make this now, I'm going to give it a go. Thanks!

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  2. Wow! I've never seen paneer made with Greek yogurt instead of lemon juice before (I add lemon juice to whole milk to make it), but I guess it's almost as acidic, so it works too!? I'd love to try making your version!

    Did you use whole milk, or some other kind?

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  3. Hey thanks! Yes, sorry, I should have made it clear in the recipe. I did use whole milk. Let me know how yours turns out :)

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