Homemade Paneer

Paneer is an Indian Cottage cheese commonly used in all curry preparations.This can be made at home with these simple steps.
Preparation time:20 minutes
Serves:1 block of paneer


Ingredients:
1 Gallon milk
1/4 cup lemon juice or vinegar

Procedure:
1.Bring the milk to a boil in a large container.

2.Add the lemon juice or vinegar and start stirring,the milk should start curdling.

3.Take a sieve and place a cheese cloth on top and drain the curdled milk into it.The curds will accumulate in the cloth.Now wrap the cloth and place a weight on top for about 10 minutes to let the whey drain from it.

4.Remove from the cloth and cut into cubes and store in the refrigerator until used.

Tips:
Sometimes the milk takes more lemon juice or vinegar so add until it curdles.
Stays upto a week in the refrigerator,you can freeze it for a month,remove it the night before and keep in the refrigerator for use.
If you have a square mould with holes to drain the whey you can use that to set the paneer in a block shape directly.

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