Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Super simple paneer recipe.

My uncle recently came to town for my sisters graduation,  and I've been busy, so it's been a few days since I made cottage cheese (actually called Paneer, as it's made without rennet). Here are some pictures of the process. It was really good! I can't say it tastes the same as cottage cheese, though. The flavor is lighter. Here's a very simple recipe for making paneer. With pictures!

You'll need: 
  • 8cups of whole milk.
  • 6tbsp of plain yogurt.
  • 4tbsp lemon juice.
  • a few pieces of cheesecloth doubled over. Try using a cotton t-shirt if you have no cheesecloth.

Boil milk until it foams.

Mix yogurt and lemon together, and add to the milk as it begins to foam. Stir. In a few minutes, you'll see chunks of paneer float in whey. Save whey for other dishes!

Wet cheesecloth. Pour mixture through a cheese cloth. It helps if you do this with a colander in a larger bowl, and the cheesecloth sitting in the colander.

Gently squeeze the whey out of the paneer. The more you squeeze out, the firmer the cheese.


Also, here's a cute video I took of Luca eating a lemon

1 comment:

  1. hahahahahaha!Thank-you sweety!that was a cute video also! =]


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