How-to-make Paneer

DQ:

Paneer is my absolute favorite kind of cheese. It is so chewy, tasteful and H.E.A.V.E.N.L.Y!!! I don't generally like all of the traditional Indian spices at all, but I do love paneer and coconut chicken curry. Anyway, if you are a ❤dairy-crazy-person❤ (Like myself), then I'm sure that you will love paneer. The recipe's below. 😊

                             

             Paneer

     4 quarts Milk
     1/2 cup Vinegar (White works well, but Apple Cider is a good one, too)


   Pour 4 quarts of milk into a heavy saucepan. Place a muslin or mesh cloth inside a colander. Place colander on top of a large bowl. Cook milk over medium-high heat until boiling. Pour in the vinegar, then stir mixture till curds form. Pour into the colander and strain the whey off from the curds. Salt your cheese, then place onto a cutting board. Cut cheese into small squares. If fried paneer is desired, then place squares into a saucepan (greased with butter) and fry till golden brown. Enjoy!!

    Below are step-by-step pictures with directions under each photo. Have fun and enjoy!!




                              Pour 4 quarts of  milk into a heavy saucepan (I actually poured the milk into a different pot after realizing that the saucepan I first used would be too small.)
                                         Place a muslin or mesh cloth inside a colander.

  1.                               Tighten your cloth around the colander and place the colander over a pot.

         Measure out a 1/2 cup of white vinegar.
            Cook your milk over medium-high heat until boiling. Turn down the heat and stir in the vinegar. Then, stir until the milk forms into curds.

                                          Pour the curds into the colander and strain the whey off of the cheese.
                                     The Paneer
                                   Salt your cheese.
                                Dump your paneer onto a cutting board.
                                    Cut your paneer into desired length-pieces

                                        Here is the result!


If you want real Indian-style paneer, then you may fry your paneer pieces in butter over low for about 2-4 minutes, flipping the pieces over from time to time. This is the result:

                                          I know, breathtaking, right?



Well, I should probably sign off, but before I do, I just wanted to wish all of you happy cooking/baking and have fun while at it!

DQ


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