Sunday, December 27, 2009

Cottage Cheese (Paneer)

Here is the recipe of making Cottage Cheese (Paneer) at home.


3 cup -  milk ( i generally use low fat milk)
2 tbsp - calcium lactate/ lemon juice 


  1. Heat milk in a pan and bring it to a boil. 
  2. Reduce the heat, add calcium lactate/ lemon juice and keep stirring till the milk curdles completely. 
  3. Strain through a muslin cloth/fine sieve.Let some tap water run over the cheese (this will remove the lemon extract, if left) 
  4. Squeeze the muslin cloth to remove the excess moisture and if using a sieve, then press the cheese with a spoon to squeeze out excess water.
To make Paneer Cubes

  1. Follow the above steps 1 to 3 and then tie a tight knot on the cloth and let the water drain from the cheese completely. Then fold the muslin cloth around the cheese, give a rectangular shape. Place the cloth on a flat surface and  put something heavy (around 4-5 kgs)on it and leave it for a couple of hrs. And then cut the block into cubes.


  1. That surely is a very useful post dear. Thanks for visiting and leaving your comments, please do participate in the home remedies event. Looking forward for your entry.

  2. Thanx for visiting my blog...Lovely blog and nice header...Thanks for the paneer recipe,i tried only once,mostly i use store bought...

  3. Thanks for visiting collaborative curry..:-) This is a useful post :-)will be seeing you often..

  4. Hey Big Bozz Ur BLOG has becum Lively and tempting just like your recepies...YUM YUM YUM!

  5. This a really helpful if you want paneer when the shops are closed But can you tell me is it possible to set the paneer and cube it???

  6. Dear,

    Look at the part above "To make paneer cubes".

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