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Paneer Making Made Easier

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Paneer is an indian cottage cheese which is very tasty when made properly ( could be very bland if not made properly ) and is used in a large number of dishes - and for making russogollas ( a bengali sweet ). Here is how to make it
  Milk 1 Liter, 3% fat.
  Water 250 Milliliter
  Citric acid 1 Teaspoon

1. In vessel, heat milk.
2. In a tumbler, pour water, add citric acid and mix, pour this mixture into the milk.
3. Continue to heat milk until it completely splits, turn off the flame and allow to sit for few minutes.
4. Using a tea strainer, remove the excess water. Put a weight on the paneer, leave for about 1 hour.

5. Cut into cubes. It can be served raw or used in preparation of any delicacy.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
65 Minutes
How many times have you tried making paneer at home and landed up with a rubbery mass having a limey taste and smell? It is because most of us are not able to get satisfactory results that we prefer to buy the ready paneer from the market, even though it is so expensive. Watch this video to learn some tips on how to make pretty soft and creamy paneer that almost matches the one available at a good dairy. It is a must watch for budget cooks.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 301 Calories from Fat 146

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 16 g25%

Saturated Fat 9.3 g46.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50 mg16.7%

Sodium 200 mg8.3%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g8.8%

Dietary Fiber 0.01 g0.04%

Sugars 26.4 g

Protein 16 g32.2%

Vitamin A 10.2% Vitamin C 1.9%

Calcium 56.5% Iron 0.84%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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