The Joy of making Fresh Paneer!


April 19, 2014

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Step by Step Collage to make Fresh Paneer at home!

Heat whole milk to almost boiling point. Add vinegar/ lemon juice in 1 tbsp increments, till milk starts to curdle. Keep close watch, simmer on gentle heat and slowly the clear whey will start to separate. Do not stir at this point. Once you see the clear whey has separated from the curdled paneer…stir gently once! Strain using a clean piece of cloth. Alternatively you can gently lift dollops of paneer with a wire mesh onto the cloth. Tie firmly into a potli/bag, put the potli under running water for a minute, then using your hands squeeze out as much water as you can. Hang the potli for 10-15 minutes to allow excess water to drip away. Now press the potli under a heavy weight for a few hours….till firm. I remove the ball of paneer from the potli, enclose in plastic wrap, place inside my paneer maker (as shown in the pic) and then keep a weight on top of the paneer maker. After about an hour or so, the paneer is shaped & firm… Open potli/ plastic wrap gently and unmould onto plate. Slice and use as desired!


8 comments on “The Joy of making Fresh Paneer!

  1. April 20, 2014 Sonia Nair

    Looks fantastic
    What is a Paneer maker? Where do u get it.

    • April 20, 2014 ruchiairen

      Will post pics and details of Paneer maker in a dedicated post very soon!

  2. April 20, 2014 paulomi

    How does paneer maker looks like?

    • April 20, 2014 ruchiairen

      Will be posting pics and details of paneer maker in a dedicated post, very soon!

  3. June 3, 2014 Anjali


    Where i can find recipe for these paneer dishes shown in pic above. I tried to search per cldnt find.

    Can u help me in finding them


    • June 3, 2014 ruchiairen

      Will slowly add links to each one of them!

  4. July 14, 2014 Manisha

    Hi Ruchi, Could you add recipes to make grilled paneer or some starter too? 🙂

    • July 15, 2014 ruchiairen

      I have posted a recipe for paneer tikka…check it out!


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