Friday, 9 July 2010

Hema's recipe: How to make paneer at home

I always use store bought paneer only. Then I thought why don't we try it ourselves.

So I made these paneer cubes and it came out really well.


1) Milk - 6 cups
2) Lemon - 1(big size)


1)Boil 6 cups of milk in a wide steel pan.
2)when it comes to a boil, add lime juice.
3)Now you can see the milk curdling. At this point keep stirring the milk.
4)when stirring, you will see paneer floating on top and milk becoming transparent with water kind of thing.
5)Take a muslin cloth or a hanky. Place it on top of a bowl and strain this liquid.
6)Now the liquid will be in the bowl and the paneer will be in the cloth.
7)If needed, you can wash this paneer under cold water. otherwise leave it.
8)Now twist the hanky and make a round.
9)Place a heavy weight on this for about 1 hour.
10)Now take out the paneer from the hanky and cut into small cubes.
11)The paneer should be very soft.
12)This paneer is used for making curries and gravies.
13)I made this paneer to make Shahi Paneer.
13)You can use this paneer immediately or store it in an air-tight container and keep it in the freezer for future use.


  1. Beautiful post, very useful for many..

  2. Hi Hema,

    This really looks very yummy...i am surely going to try it soon!

    Love your recipes.

  3. Hi Hema,

    Looks yummy...will try soon...