Mom’s Masala Paneer!


April 16, 2015

image image Soft melt in the mouth flavored paneer!
Mom made this impressive side for her special breakfast spreads, when we had company over and it never failed to wow the guests!

As a kid I loved to have slices of soft masala paneer on hot crunchy buttered toast and now it’s my daughter’s fav too!
Heat whole milk to almost boiling point.
Add lemon juice/vinegar, salt, coarsely ground pepper, chopped dhania, green chillies and grated ginger (optional).
Simmer on gentle heat and wait for the milk to curdle.
Do not stir too much at this point.
After a few minutes, you will see the clear water (whey) separating from the curdled paneer…
Strain using a clean piece of cloth. Tie firmly into a potli/bag, put the potli under running water for a minute, then squeeze out as much water as you can.
Press under a heavy weight for a couple of hours….till firm. Then open the cloth, gently place on a serving plate…slice and serve!

Note: for detailed process to learn how to make Paneer with step by step collage go to…
The joy of making Paneer

5 comments on “Mom’s Masala Paneer!

  1. April 20, 2014 Dayu D'Sa

    What a brilliant idea to pre-spice the paneer! How do you make sure the spices spread out evenly, Ruchi?

    • April 20, 2014 ruchiairen

      You just add the spices to the milk, they spread out evenly by themselves, no extra effort needed! 🙂

  2. April 25, 2014 farah

    This is pleasantly inmovative no hassle nd nutritious too. Would try it surely.thnx.

  3. April 25, 2014 paras dilawari

    I have been reading and using your recipes .Your recipes are wonderful and easy to follow. Why don’t you start a group on the net ?
    God bless you!

    • April 26, 2014 ruchiairen

      We have a FB group called Foodfellas you can check it out!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.