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a recipe by
Heather Parrish Maliakal
Manchester, NH

Simple and yummy paneer recipe.

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cook time 1 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients For paneer

  • 8 c
    whole milk
  • 1/4 c
    lemon juice

How To Make paneer

  • 1
    Mix lemon juice in 1/2 cup hot water and put aside.
  • 2
    Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, making sure not to burn bottom.
  • 3
    Just as the milk starts to boil, add lemon/water mix gradually and stir gently. You will see the curd will start to separate from the whey. Remove from heat.
  • 4
    Once the milk fat and whey have separated, drain using a stainer lined with cheese cloth.
  • 5
    Wrap and rinse with cold water. This is very important! If you skip rinsing, your paneer will taste like lemons :(
  • 6
    Knead paneer enough to make smooth.
  • 7
    Wrap tightly and press with a heavy pan/pot for 1 hour. Longer for firmer cheese.
  • 8
    Next put into refrigerator and chill until you're ready to fry it.

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