Homemade Paneer (cottage cheese)

Homemade Paneer or cottage cheese..it is healthy and yummy!prepare at home n enjoyy !!

  • 1.5 liter milk
  • 1 cup curd

  • Bring the milk to a rolling boil (make sure you are right there to avoid spill overs!).
  • Add 1 cup of curd and give it a good mix.
  • Now simmer for another 2 minutes and let the whey separate well.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool a bit.
  • Now take a cheese cloth or a thin cotton cloth and transfer the whey on to it.Be sure to cool off to a normal temperature before squeezing the excess water.
  • Now keep the cheese cloth on a strainer and keep some heavy weight on it so that all excess water will be removed . 
  • Leave for about 2 hours . 
  • Now take the paneer and refrigerate for about 1 hour .
  • Once the paneer is a bit hard, cut them into cubes and they are ready to be used in curries or can be stored about 15 to 20 days in refrigerator. 
  • Note:
  • Lemon juice or curd can be used instead of curd.But I seem to like the one with curd method.


  1. Whey separation is faster when you use 2 tsp of Vinegar instead of curd.


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