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How to make Paneer

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If you’re acquainted with Indian cuisine, you’ll definitely be familiar with paneer or cottage cheese. Paneer has many dishes under its banner, making it an important ingredient in the Indian kitchen. Whether you want to grill some paneer for a barbecue party or make a full-fledged main course out of it, this is an ingredient that will not disappoint you. Paneer has the reputation of being every v ... egetarian’s go-to dish. It sure does offer many delicious options - Malai paneer, Matar paneer, Kadai paneer, Palak paneer, you name it! Most Indian homes swear by this ingredient. It’s a hit with all, young or old, and with the amount of protein it has, it’s great for growing kids too. Paneer is something that can be enjoyed at any time of the day. From hot paneer parathas for breakfast to your preferred choice of paneer dish for lunch or dinner, you’ve got a dish for any time of the day. With simple recipes and short cooking times, paneer checks all the right boxes for both, new and experienced cooks. We know it’s easy to pick up a block of paneer at the supermarket. But when you can learn how to make paneer at home, why bother buying packaged ones? Treat yourself and your family to the taste of fresh paneer made from scratch. Wondering how to make paneer recipes? We bring you numerous paneer-based dishes though our website. When you make paneer at home, you know exactly what goes into your block of cottage cheese and you’ll never have to get store-bought paneer again!


Dry Grocery

Full Cream Milk

Full Cream Milk

1500 ml


Lemon Juice

Lemon Juice

3 tablespoons


1Put milk in a heavy bottom pan & bring it to boil on medium flame. Keep stirring continuously to avoid burning the milk
2Once the milk boils, turn the heat to very low and gradually start incorporating the lemon juice while stirring continuously but in soft motions. Stir till the milk starts to curdle. Once its curdled, do not over mix
3Pour 2 cups of cold water into the curdled mix. This results in the paneer turning out to be softer. After pouring cold water, allow it to settle for a minute
4Place a strainer over a bowl and place a clean muslin or cotton cloth in the strainer. Carefully strain the paneer through the cloth. The straining has to be done gently
5Once done, gather all the corners of the cloth and tie a firm knot. Keep this placed in the strainer with a bowl below for the excess water to drain out
6Place this in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Once done, carefully remove the paneer from the cloth and use as required
7If its not being used immediately, store refrigerated in a container


We hope you had fun making it! Enjoy the meal.