Learn how to make paneer (cheese) at home with step by step photos. paneer is made by fermenting the milk with the help o lemon juice.In few simple steps we can make paneer at home very easily.do below the below steps and your homemade easy paneer is ready to make various dishes like palak paneer,shahi paneer,paneer butter masala and also some sweets too.
Am really afraid of buying paneer from the market as plenty of them sold unfresh and adulteration paneer. whenever i want to make paneer recipes i prefer preparing paneer (cheese) at home at day before and put it in freezer so that it gets sponge.
So lets start preparing homemade fresh and sponge paneer.
Step by Step Pictures on how to make paneer at home
Step 1- Switch on the stove and put a boiling pot on flame. Add the milk to it.
Step 2- While the milk boils, lets squeeze juice from the lemon.
Step 3- Squeeze the lemon with the help on a squeezer in a bowl.
Step 4- Turn off the stove when the milk is boiled.
Step 5- We can see the milk had started boiling ,now add the lemon juice to the milk littel at a time and stir in regularly.
Step 6-the milk will now start to ferment. now set the milk pot aside.
Step 7- after 2 minutes ,start stiring the milk.
Step 8- We can see the fermentation of the milk is complete and can see the paneer is separated.
Step 9- Now take a bowl and a plain cotton cloth ,now start filtering the paneer
Step 10- Don’t leave the paneer for more time unless it may get harden hence filter it quickly.
Step 11- Pour some cold water to the paneer so that it washes away the lemon flavour.
Step 12- now remove the excess water from the paneer by squeezing the cotton cloth, so that the paneer gets dry.
Step 13- now put the cloth on a plain plate and press it with a heavier substance like a marbal roller or a tawa.
Step 14- This will help in squeezing the water completely from the paneer and it will further solidify the paneer.
Step 15- our soft and fresh homemade paneer is now ready. ( 1 litre milk = 200 gm paneer)
Step 16- Now you can cut the paneer pieces or you may put it to the freezer so that it gets more soft and sponge.
Paneer Recipes | How to make paneer at home easily and quicky
Prep time Cook time Total time
15 minutes 10 minutes 25 minutes
Preparing/making paneer at home is very easy. now you don’t have to run to the market for buying unfresh paneer.paneer is made up of milk by fermenting it with lemon juice. follow the below steps to make homemade paneer.
Ingredients for making Paneer at home
- 1 litre/5 cup milk
- 1 lemon
- heavy roller board for squeezing water.
- 1 piece of cotton cloth
1- put a boiling pot on flame and add the milk to it.
2- Squeeze the lemon with the help on a squeezer in a bowl.
3- We can see the milk had started boiling ,now add the lemon juice to he milk.
4-the milk will now start to ferment .after 2 minutes ,start stiring the milk.
5- the fermentation of the milk is complete.now take a bowl and a plain cotton cloth ,now start filtering the paneer
6- Pour some cold water to the paneer so that it washes away the lemon flavour.
7- now put the cloth on a plain plate and press it with a heavier substance.
8- This will help in squeezing the water completely from the paneer.
9- put the paneer to the freezer so that it gets more soft and sponge.
- For 250 gm paneer you need 5 cups of milk or 1 litre. you can increase or decrease as per your requirements.
- Make the milk boil for atleast 5 minutes.
- switch off the stove before you start adding lemon juice to the milk .
Bonus tip on making paneer at home-
For making sponge paneer put it into the freezer for 6-7 hours so it becomes a littel tight and sponge.
Nutritional info of paneer
- Calories 250
- Total Fat 20 g
- Total Carbs 1 g
- Sugars 0 g
- Protein 20 g
- Cholesterol 0 mg