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Best Homemade Paneer

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"It's easy to make your very own paneer to use in your favorite Indian recipes. For homemade paneer, all you need is milk, lemon juice, salt, and a thermometer!"
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2 h 30 m servings 148
Original recipe yields 16 servings (28 ounces paneer)


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  1. Line a colander with a damp piece of muslin or cheesecloth and set in the sink or over a bowl.
  2. Pour milk into a large saucepan. Heat over medium-low heat to 200 degrees F (93 degrees C). Stir well and add salt. Pour in lemon juice gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time. Stir until curds separate.
  3. Ladle curds into the muslin-lined colander. Fold muslin over curds and place a weight on top (such as a bowl filled with water). Press lightly and let drain for 2 to 3 hours.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You can use lime juice instead of lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 148 calories; 7.9 11.7 7.9 24 153 Full nutrition

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I have wanted to try making paneer, and I came across this recipe. It really was easy, although time-consuming because of heating a whole gallon of milk at a fairly low temperature . It turne...