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Last Updated : Jul 13,2018





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# 32931
19 Jul 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# 5223
19 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Although both cabbage and paneer are bland ingredients, the hints of green chillies and coriander lace it with an enticing flavour, and the overall effect is rather pleasing to the palate. When had with a bowl of hot Spicy Tomato Soup , ....
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Recipe# 7561
16 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Parathas just got more interesting. An unusual combination of cabbage and paneer for the filling adds a novelty value to this dish!
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Recipe# 35022
16 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
The Broccoli and Paneer Tikki is a simple yet innovative starter that’ll brace the tummy for an exciting meal! Featuring a healthy blend of ingredients like antioxidant-rich broccoli, calcium-rich paneer a ....
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Recipe# 1547
25 May 16
 
by Tarla Dalal
Green pea pulao with paneer koftas is a luxurious Mughlai -style pulao, which is marked not just by the mix-and-match colours of green peas and apricots, but also the splendid paneer koftas that are tossed into the rice! The fragrance of saffron and other spices ....
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Recipe# 1989
16 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Kalakand is an all-time favourite that has stood the test of time and tide! From its origins in northern India, its popularity has become pan Indian – why global too, as it is not uncommon to find this luscious, milky mithai in Indian stores across the world. Here is a Quick Kalakand, which wi ....
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Recipe# 1266
09 Jul 18
 
by Tarla Dalal
A snack that is sure to make you drool, the Mexican Cheese Fajita combines the best of everything – wrap, spread and filling! Here, tortillas are lined with creamy guacamole and juicy green salsa, and stuffed with a mouth-watering paneer mixture. The paneer filling combines cottage cheese with c ....
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Recipe# 1987
13 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
There is something very homely about this Paneer Masoor Paratha. Perhaps it is the satisfying, One Dish Meals feel, or the use of traditional ingredients which makes it seem so. In this lovely dish, wholesome whole wheat flour parathas are stuf ....
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Recipe# 1268
07 Jul 18
 by Tarla Dalal
Easy but awesome – that describes this baked dish best of all. This unique creation features crepes with a Mexican filling. A flavourful and succulent cottage cheese mixture joins hands with chunky uncooked salsa and mealy refried beans to make a fabulous fill ....
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Recipe# 190
05 Jul 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# 35065
03 Jul 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# 22800
29 Jun 18
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lose yourself in this exciting preparation of baby corn and paneer tossed in a traditional jalfrazie gravy. This vibrant gravy, which features tomatoes in myriad forms like puree and ketchup, capsicums and spring onions, together with appropriate spice powders, is a delight to behold and devour. Mak ....
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Recipe# 33227
26 Jun 18
 
by Tarla Dalal
Whether as an after-school treat to kick-start their playtime, or as a fun dinner to end their day on a happy note, the Paneer and Corn Quesadilla is an apt dish to serve your kids, with its rich protein content. With the crunchy swe ....
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Recipe# 42089
26 Jun 18
 
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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