Best homemade paneer

Best homemade paneer


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About this recipe: It's easy to make your very own paneer to use in your favourite Indian recipes. For homemade paneer all you need is milk, lemon juice and salt, and a thermometer!

Jackie Yorkshire, England, UK

Makes: 800 grams paneer

  • 4L full fat milk
  • 110ml lemon or lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (optional)

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:2hr resting  ›  Ready in:2hr30min 

  1. Line a colander with a damp piece of muslin or cheesecloth and set in the sink or over a bowl.
  2. Pour milk into a large pan. Heat to 93 degrees C. Stir well and add salt if using.
  3. Add lemon juice a little at a time. Stir until curds separate. Ladle curds into the muslin. Fold muslin over curds and place a weight on top (this can be a bowl filled with water). Press lightly and let drain for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Your paneer is now ready to use in your favourite recipe!


Best homemade paneer
Best homemade paneer

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I made this because I like to make sag paneer, it cut into nice little cubes but when I tried to fry it it just melted and fell apart, I still added it to the sag paneer though, just a different style of dish! - 25 Oct 2012

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