Paneer

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Easy paneer recipe. Add to your favorite curry or dish. Great for vegetarians. Home made paneer is softer and lighter than the tofu consistency paneer you find in many Indian restaurants.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon milk

  • 1 quart buttermilk

  • 1 cup canola oil for frying

Directions

  1. Pour the gallon of milk into a large pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Watch carefully, as it will boil over almost as soon as it starts to boil. As the milk begins to boil, pour the buttermilk into the pot in a steady stream while stirring constantly. The milk will separate into curd and water.

  2. Place a cheesecloth into a colander, and pour the milk mixture through it. Reserve some of the liquid for later. Let the milk mixture sit in the colander for a couple of hours, or until it stops dripping.

  3. After the curds are strained and settled, transfer them to a food processor. Process until smooth. It should be able to form a ball if it is the right consistency. If it is too dry, add a little of the reserved liquid and process again. The consistency should be like a firm ricotta cheese.

  4. Turn the cheese out onto a clean surface, and knead until smooth. Form into a ball, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate until needed.

  5. To cook the paneer, heat the oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cut the paneer into bite size pieces. Fry for about 1 minute, or until a very pale golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Add to your favorite curry or dish.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

421 Calories
18g Fat
38g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 421
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 48%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 437mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 946mg 73%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 1217mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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