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Homemade Paneer (cottage cheese)

Homemade Paneer or cottage is healthy and yummy!prepare at home n enjoyy !! INGREDIENTS : 1.5 liter milk 1 cup curd HOW TO MAKE 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