Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Paneer Cubes

Usually I used to get store brought paneer/Indian cottage cheese for all paneer dishes. But I always wanted to try out making paneer cubes at home for gravies containing paneer. I tried in different ways ample number of times. But this way I got perfect stiff and soft cubes of paneer. Here I share you one simple way to prepare paneer cubes at home.


Ingredients:
Whole Milk-1/2 litre
Lemon juice-1 tbsp
Water-1 tbsp
Corn flour-2 tbsp

Recipe:

In a bowl mix lemon juice and water.
  1. In a pan boil milk with continuous stirring.
  2. Once boiled turn off the stove and keep on adding lemon juice and water mixture to the boiled milk with continuous stirring.
  3. At one point milk curdles and whey is clearly visible.
  4. Drain off the whey using a muslin or cheese cloth.
  5. Once fully drained paneer gets collected in the muslin cloth.
  6. Wash the collected paneer with cold water so that the flavour of lemon is completely gone.
  7. Now just hang drained paneer for few minutes say 10-15 mins over a wooden spoon balanced over a bowl or to a water tap.
  8. Then squeeze out the moisture if any in the paneer
  9. Transfer the paneer into a bowl
  10. Now add corn flour to it.
  11. Mix well to form a dough
  12. Then transfer it to a plate and give slab shape to the paneer and pat it gently so that the shape stays firm.
  13. Cut into desired cubes and refrigerate for 3-4 hours.
  14. Paneer cubes are ready to use for any gravies or side dishes.
 
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)