Paneer Indian Cheese
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Author vahchef Yield No Value
Published Sep 27, 2007 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Milk Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Paneer is a homemade Indian cheese that is used in making different desserts, appetizers and main course dishes. Paneer is very versatile, soft and blends well with creamy sauces. It is usually served as an appeizer or accompaniment to a main course.

Recipe of Paneer Indian Cheese

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Vinegar Or Lemon Juice 30 ml
Pepper 1 Pinch
Mualin Cloth 1 Piece
Milk 1000 ml
Mint 1 Pinch
Cumin 1 Pinch


  1. Pour the milk into the pan.
  2. Bring the milk to a gentle simmer. .
  3. start to slowly stir in the lemon juice or vinegar, about a tablespoonful at a time. The milk will begin to curdle. This is "curds and whey". 
  4. drain off the whey, keeping the curds.
  5. Dump the curds out onto the cloth (it will be messy), wrap them up, and squeeze the cloth to get the whey out.
  6. Fold the curds up in the cloth, , then balance the big pot, full of cold water, on top
cut after resting it for a hour and is ready to cook
Posted Sep 27, 2007

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Germany Apr 7, 2013
I know this vid is old but how long should I boil it before putting in the cloth?

susan abraham May 15, 2012
after draining the whey can the paneer be washed with water a few times and drained to remove the acidic taste of lemon/ vinegar?

Chinmoy Mitra Mar 22, 2012
Hi, thanks for this video. You have asked us to use vinegar for making paneer. Now there are different types of vinegar available in the market having exotic names. What kind of vinegar should we use?

mamanluis Mar 12, 2011
Méthode rapide et efficace pour faire le fromage indien, origine de la mozarella. Je vais essayer avec divers épices...

Thomas Feb 10, 2011
Thanks for making Indian cooking easy.
What type of milk are you using?
How much paneer can you expect to get from 1l of milk?
Is there a recipie for using the whey?
Stockholm, Sweden

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