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Last Updated : May 07,2018





What is Paneer ?

Paneer is a type of fresh cheese that is believed to have originated in the Indian sub-continent. Also known as cottage cheese, it is used widely in Indian, oriental, continental, Persian and other cuisines. Its captivating succulence, soothingly fresh taste, and versatile absorption of flavors make it a brilliant addition to any recipe.

Be it a soft milky dessert, a refreshing salad, a flavorful subzi, pulao, roti or any other paneer creation, the secret of its success can be attributed to the quality of the paneer used. For this reason many people prefer to make their own paneer at home, even though it is readily available in supermarkets under varied brands. Homemade paneer is also easy to make, so why not give it a try?

How to make homemade paneer

1. First boil milk.
2. While it is still boiling, add some lemon juice to it gradually.
3. Turn off the flame and wait for a few minutes. You will see the milk curdling.
4. Once the milk has curdled, strain out the whey water using a muslin cloth. What remains on the cloth is crumbled paneer.
5. If you want solid paneer, place the paneer in the muslin cloth into a 125 mm. (5”) paneer mould or any other mould and press it with a lid.
6. After an hour, you can use the paneer, cubed or grated.

You can use the following two foolproof recipes to make perfect homemade paneer:
1. Made with Cow’s milk.
2. Made with Buffalo Milk Paneer

7 Tips to make perfect Paneer at home

1. Make sure you boil the milk well in a big, deep non-stick pan.
2. You must add the lemon juice when the milk is boiling or else it will not curdle well.
3. If you feel the paneer has not curdled sufficiently, turn on the flame and boil the milk for a minute or two more, stirring occasionally.
4. The milk has to curdle really well to get soft paneer
5. Once curdled, make sure you drain the water completely. You can even tie the paneer in a muslin cloth and hang it up for a little while to let the water drain completely.
6. To make perfect cubes of the paneer, you need the paneer mould or paneer press, which is readily available in all utensil shops. This will help you get a perfect shape and uniform thickness.
7. Always put a weight on the paneer once you have removed the excess water and shaped it using a paneer making vessel. You can use jugs or bowls filled with water to apply the required pressure on the paneer to compress it into a solid.

Paneer is good for you When a tasty ingredient is also found to be good for our health, it becomes a doubly delightful, guilt-free treat! Indeed, paneer offers a host of health benefits.
 

  4 reasons why Paneer is good for you?
1. Rich in Calcium, Paneer is good for our bones
2. It is a great source of Protein for vegetarians
3. Paneer has loads of Phosphorus, which helps build healthy bones and teeth.
4. It is also a good source of Vitamin A, which is important for healthy vision and cell growth.

It is not surprising then that paneer is so widely used in Indian cuisine. It is used to make not just parathas and subzis but also mouth-watering Indian desserts like kheer. It is also a delectable and attractive addition to soups, salads and stir-fries. Use a melon scooper to make round balls of paneer and add it to your salads to make it look tantalizing! In Punjab, where dairy products abound, paneer is used as such or combined with other ingredients to make delicious dishes like Paneer Paratha and Paneer Kulcha. Tongue-tickling Paneer Bhurji and lusciously rich Paneer Makhani are classic and timeless treats that are much-loved dishes in India, and will be enjoyed by many more generations to come! 

 

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Recipe# 41954
24 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer do Pyaza is a classic Indian semi-dry subzi , which combines the juicy succulence of onions with the richness of paneer. A wide gamut of spices and spice powders gives the subzi a very attractive aroma and fl ....
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Recipe# 35099
25 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
The milky taste and moderate sweetness of Kalakand makes it everybody's favourite. It is a brilliant choice for any occasion. Unlike the traditional process that takes a lot of time, this microwave recipe is quite easy to make. With crumbled cottage cheese, milk powder and fresh cream, it has th ....
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Recipe# 32950
16 Apr 18
 by Tarla Dalal
The focus of this authentic tandoori preparation is the marinade, so pay due attention to it. Worry not if you do not have a tandoor or grill; simply cook the tikkas on a greased tava!
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Recipe# 42560
21 May 18
 
by Tarla Dalal
Melt-in-the-mouth cubes of paneer are enrobed in a tongue-tickling batter and deep-fried to make this Malwani Style Paneer Pakoda. What makes it different from regular pakodas is the richness of flavour. Not only ....
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Recipe# 35065
11 Apr 18
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don’t discard the whey the next time you make paneer. This liquid is a great source of protein , vitamins and minerals. A soup make from whey with chunks of calcium -laden ....
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Recipe# 30940
21 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich, richer, richest – you will be at a loss how to rate these creamy and soft Dahi ke Kebabs. Interestingly, hung curd forms the main ingredient of these kebabs, supplemented by paneer and bread crumbs for volume and shape. This trio is perked up with herbs, masalas and cashewnuts, not to forget t ....
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Recipe# 32931
19 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Yummy inside and yummy outside, this dish is tasty through and through! The Crunchy Paneer Rolls are made with the right mix of paneer and potatoes flavoured with spice powders and pastes, and deep-fried with a batter coating. An innovative idea that adds to the crunchiness of this snack is to roll ....
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Recipe# 5688
09 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Green power through and through, that’s what the Hare Chane Ke Kebab is all about! A combination of ingredients like hara chana, paneer, mint and coriander makes this a iron, protein, calcium and vitamin rich recipe perfect for pregnant women, children and all others too. A combo of traditional flav ....
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Recipe# 190
17 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas! down south, paneer bhurji is sometimes used as a stuffing for dosas to make paneer dosa, similar to the aloo-filled masala dosa! the most important tip for m ....
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Recipe# 41475
03 May 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Lukhmi is a crisp and flaky version of samosa that is part of the local cuisine of Hyderabad. While Hyderabadi style Lukhmi is usually non-vegetarian, here we have made a version with a spicy vegetarian filling comprising potatoes and paneer perked up wit ....
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Recipe# 33277
16 May 10
 
by Tarla Dalal
Rajma dhokla, looks appealing and tastes great! a true tempter! spinach adds an interesting colour and flavour to these nibblets, which are. Rich in calcium, vitamin a and proteins. Serve these healthy nibblets to your children and win over their hearts.
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Recipe# 42089
14 Sep 17
 
by Tarla Dalal
Frankies have a very high excitement quotient – for the sheer thrill of biting into a Frankie and discovering the treasures wrapped into it is just amazing! The Paneer Schezwan Frankie is one such chatpata Frankie recipe, where the tortillas are loaded with a tongue-tickling mix of paneer and ve ....
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Recipe# 30899
26 Apr 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area. This combination of spinach and paneer is no ....
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Recipe# 42555
26 Apr 18
 by Tarla Dalal
A gooey, cheesy, saucy and spicy starter with a mind-boggling flavour and texture, Stuffed Jalapenos is sure to excite anybody who takes a bite! Here, roasted jalapenos are stuffed with a creamy paneer mixture, topped with chunky salsa and cheese, and baked to ....
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