Do you cherish paneer in the same way that we do? Then you are already aware that fresh cottage cheese, or paneer, tastes better than most packaged varieties. But you know that making paneer from scratch is something people find very difficult. Yuvaap knows the drill. That’s why we are back again, but this time we are not making any delectable dish or recipe. We’ll learn how to make paneer (cottage cheese) in the convenience of your own kitchen today. Anyone can make this protein-rich treat because it is so simple to do. So without further ado, here is the recipe.
· Milk – 3 cups
· Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon
How to prepare paneer from scratch
To prepare paneer, all you need to do is pour milk into a saucepan and bring it to a gentle boil. Now turn off the flame and keep adding lemon juice bit by bit while stirring the milk. Soon you will see that the milk has started curdling. Now cover it with a lid for one minute and you will see that the solids are separated from the milk. Take a colander and place a muslin cloth over it. Strain the excess water. Place it under a heavy utensil or object to strain all the excess water. Allow it to set for a minimum of one hour and your homemade paneer or cottage cheese is ready.
Cottage cheese, or paneer, is extensively used in Indian cuisines. It is a very rich source of protein and calcium, which makes your bones very strong. It also contains potassium, which makes it great for your heart health as it aids in regulating blood pressure. It is also great for your digestion. It is rich in folate, or vitamin B9, which is great for pregnant women as it plays a vital role in the production of red blood cells in the body. Since it keeps you full for a long time, it also aids in losing weight.
Cottage cheese, or paneer, is packed with nutrients, and now that you have learned an easy way to prepare it at home, you should definitely give it a try.