How to make paneer
Paneer is Indian cottage cheese, and is very simple and easy to make and is very similar to ricotta. To make paneer, you just need 2 ingredients, so why not give it a try…
4 cups of whole milk (must be whole milk)
juice of 1 lemon mixed with 1 tbsp water
1. Put the milk into a saucepan and gently bring to the boil, stirring the milk so that it doesn’t stick.
2. As the milk is boiling, add the lemon juice and water mixture. The milk will start splitting straight away, and you will see solid lumps (curds) and the liquid will look like cloudy water (whey). If you milk starts splitting but hasn’t quite split fully, add some more lemon juice.
3. Line a colander with muslin cloth and strain the mixture, rinse with a little cold water to remove the lemon juice from the curds. Bring together the 4 corners of the cloth and twist them together, so you can squeeze as much liquid out of the curds as possible.
4. Leaving the cloth wrapped tightly around the curds, put it on a plate, and put something heavy, like a saucepan, on top of the curds to weigh them down. Put the curds in the fridge, with the saucepan on top, and chill for about an hour. Now, you have paneer!
Watch our timelapse video showing you how to make paneer…