How to make your own Paneer
Using lemon rather than rennet this recipe is ideal for vegetarians

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How to make your own Paneer

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Ingredients

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2l - Whole Milk
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60ml Juiced Lemon makes softer creamier paneer
60ml Vinegar makes firmer paneer

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Paneer is a fresh cheese common in the Indian subcontinent. It is an unaged, non-melting soft cheese made by curdling milk with a fruit- or vegetable-derived acid, such as lemon juice. Its acid-set form, before pressing, is called chhena

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Paneer is a fresh, unsalted white cheese suitable for vegetarians. Paneer is a very popular ingredient for curries.

NOTE: Lemon juice will make softer, creamier paneer, vinegar will give you a firmer block of paneer.

Paneer is a fresh, unsalted white cheese suitable for vegetarians and is a very popular ingredient for curries.
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Steps

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Start by heating the milk in a pan at least 2 inches higher than the liquid. This is important as when the milk boils it does so very fast and can easily spill over.

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Stir the milk every 30 seconds to stop it sticking to the pan.

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As the milk gets hotter stir more often.

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Keep an eye on the milk. Directly it starts to boil it will froth so you will need to instantly turn off the heat.

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Stir the milk gently and add the whole of the lemon juice OR vinegar (not both).

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Continue to stir gently and you will notice the milk quickly starts to separate into clumps, the gentler you stir the bigger the pieces will remain.

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Allow to cool for 10-15 minutes then strain through a sieve to remove most of the water.

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If you have cheese cloth simply tip your strained paneer onto it then pull the edges up and tighten to remove more moisture. You could at this stage simply cover with a plate then apply something heavy on top to push out the moisture. If you don’t have cheesecloth a clean tea towel will do just as well.

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Press into the shape you want your paneer to end up then place on a plate with another on top in the fridge for 60 minutes. This will remove slightly more liquid and form the paneer block.

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To store, place it in enough water to cover the cubes in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 7 days

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