Paneer/ Cottage cheese blocks

Paneer or Indian cottage cheese is an essential component of Indian vegetarian dishes. So, it is important to know, how to make paneer at home. Home-made paneer is very easy to prepare and very soft in comparison to store-bought ones. It takes your dish to another level. You can prepare following dishes from paneer.

Palak Paneer

So, let’s see how can we prepare paneer at home.


  • 1 liter milk or as much you want to use
  • 1/4 cup of vinegar/lemon juice


  1. Take 1 Liter of full-fat milk in a pot and let it come to a boil.
  2. In another bowl take about 1 tablespoonful of lemon juice/ white vinegar and 1 tablespoon of water. You can add more of the lime/vinegar if required.
  3. Meanwhile, keep a strainer (muslin cloth or any white cloth) on a big container to filter off the curdled milk from the water (whey).
  4. As soon as the milk starts to boil lower the flame and add the lemon juice/ vinegar. Keep stirring till you see the milk curdle completely and you see the whey completely transparent or greenish in color. Turn of the flame.
  5. Immediately, strain the chenna and wash it properly to remove all the vinegar.
  6. To make the paneer, keep the chenna on the plate and keep a heavy object on it for 4-6 hours.
  7. After 6 hours open the paneer. Cut it into cubes and the paneer is ready to use.

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