Friday, April 27, 2012

How to make Paneer/Cottage Cheese


  • Milk(Full Cream) - 1 litre
  • Lemon juice/Vinegar - 2 tsp
  • Muslin cloth - 1


  • Bring milk to boil
  • Add the lemon juice, and stir slowly.
  • The milk gets curdling.
  • Switch off the stove.

  • In a strainer, cover with muslin cloth and pour the curdled milk.
  • Immediately pour water and wash the curdled milk. This is to remove the sourness of the lemon juice.
  • Just pour the water for 3 to 4 min and wash nicely.

  • Now drain the water by squeezing the cloth and then place any heavy weight (I used big pressure cooker filled with water) on the cloth and keep it for 45 to 1 hr, or still the water drains off completely.
  • Remove the weight and cloth and the paneer is ready.

  • For crumbled paneer, just keep the weight for 30 min and remove and then start crumbling it with fork or spoon or even with hand.

25 lovely comments:


you have got perfect squares.


Love home made paneer always,they have a smoother texture than store brought ones!

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FewMinute Wonders

I love the texture of your paneer. Sometimes mine crumble so I stopped making it because my daughter does not like it crumbled.


Excellent presentation
Yum Yum Yum

Shabitha Karthikeyan

Homemade paneer is always better !! Nicely done Akila..


home made paneer rocks! your neat cubes:)


very nice detailed version of snaps of paneer.



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Fresh paneer adds so much to a dish. And these look superb.


Extremely perfect homemade that color and texture....


Very useful post and the paneer cubes look perfect..


Like home made paneer n you have got perfect squares.

Achu's Amma's Kitchen

fabulous presentation perfectly done


What a great idea...I had no idea that paneer could be so easy to make!


wow perfectly made paneer,very useful post...


Lovely paneer and fantastic step by step procedure.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,

Menaga Sathia

Homemad is always best...u made it perfectly dear!!


wow....awesome home made paneer.....


Home made Panner sounds fun, you got the perfect texture and shapes..

To answer your question on low-fat cream: I have bought the low-fat cream in Amul brand in India. You can find it any hyper marts. In states you will have several options in low-fat.

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Yum! Yum! Yum!

preeti garg

awesome and simple way to prepare homemade paaneer...nice blog..


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Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen


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The Yogi Vegetarian

Great post; informative and very useful. I love all the pics. Thanks for your comment by the way. I'll think up something to send to your event :)

Divya A

Paneer looks so soft!! Love home made paneer and yours looks perfect!!!

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