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how to make paneer at home | how to prepare paneer from milk

easy how to make paneer at home | how to prepare paneer from milk
Course cheese
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 250 grams


  • 2 litre milk full cream
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice / curd / vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • firstly, in a thick bottomed vessel take 2-litre milk.
  • get the milk to boil stirring occasionally to prevent from burning and forming cream (malai) on top.
  • once the milk comes to a boil, simmer and pour 2 tbsp lemon juice. you can alternatively use curd or vinegar.
  • stir continuously till the milk curdles keeping the flame on low.
  • feel free to add more lemon juice or curd/vinegar to coagulate milk and water separate completely.
  • drain the curdles milk over a cloth-lined over a colander.
  • squeeze off the water completely. be careful as the curdled milk will be very hot.
  • rinse off the curdled milk with fresh water to remove sourness from lemon juice.
  • to season the paneer, add ¼ tsp salt and mix well.
  • squeeze off the water completely. do not over squeeze as the moisture in paneer will be lost.
  • now fold the cloth tight giving the good shape to paneer.
  • also, place a heavy weight on the paneer for 20 minutes to set.
  • after 20 minutes, the paneer block will be ready.
  • cut into cubes or desired shape.
  • finally, homemade paneer / cottage cheese is ready to make paneer tikka or any paneer recipes.