How to make Paneer ..

To make paneer:
Milk -- 4 cups (luckily i had 2% milk) u can use whole milk too
Lemon juice -- 2 tbsp (mixed with 1/4 cup of water)

Method :

  •  Bring 4 cups of milk to boil in medium heat and add the lime juice slowly. 
  • At this stage the milk will start to curdle and the whey will float on the top. 
  • Keep stirring it for 3 to 4 mts.Now drain this into a cheese cloth placed in a colander.Squeeze out as much water as u can(leaving little bit moisture so that our paneer won't b dry). 
  • Taking out the water is the primary key for making good paneer.

  • Hang the cheese cloth on ur tap for half an hour or u can place a weight on ur cheese cloth just like I did. 
  • Once it is drained remove the paneer and place it on a dry surface and knead for 5 to 6 minutes until paneer becomes a soft dough. U may also grind the paneer ,pls look into notes section for details.
  • Paneer is ready. Now wrap the paneer tightly using cling wrap and put it inside the refrigerator over night or for atleast 3 to 4 hrs for the paneer to set.
  • Take out the paneer from the refrigerator the other day and cut into cubes and store it in the freezer and use as per need.
  • Use within a day or two if keeping in the refrigerator and use within that week if keeping in the freezer.

  • U may add half a tsp of corn flour/maida to the paneer while kneading for the paneer to hold it's shape.
  • Best tip is ,instead of kneading the paneer, add the paneer in the samll mixie jar and whizz it for a cople of times and the mixie at its lowest speed for 4 to 5 seconds till it forms a ball/ mass inside the jar. Add the corn flour/maida along with the paneer itself.


  1. Making paneer at home is so convenient , isn't it..i make it at home as well..loved your step by step explanation.

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  2. I do often paneer at home, very useful post Shanavi..

  3. Thanks a lot for sharing this procedure.. i was always intimidated by this.. and get the store brought one...but this paneer looks so soft and good...

  4. You made panner with 2% milk, wonderful. I usually make with whole milk.

  5. Thanks dear...nice to make paneer at are gud as well.

  6. Nice Pictures to make Paneer..Paneer with 2% milk looks really great!!


  7. good one shanavi-nothing to beat home made paneer !

  8. Home made paneer tastes so much better,looks great and soft.




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