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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Homemade Colourful n Flavored Paneer!!!!

Bored with using that White paneer all the time,here i came with all new Looks of Paneer.Yeah this is really wonderful will say an Upgrade to the white paneer,after all Paneer also need some Promotion or say Make over hihihi ;0)...
So here i am going to give you all new Paneer!!!!!!

You need few ingredients other than what you need for making normal paneer.There are many websites which provide paneer recipe with each steps pics.

For colourful paneer you need.

Whole Milk (1/2 Gallon will give you ~1 1/2 cup paneer cubes which is quite enough for 4-6 people, 4 if you are making dry recipe and 6 if you are making gravy recipe)
you can also use 2% it will give u lil less amount of paneer than this otherwise it should be fine.

Lemon juice ~1/6 cup(u need to add it until the whey separate from curd so cant give the exact measurement for this)

2 tbs Cilantro Leaves finely chopped(it shld be really finely chopped )
1/2 tsp Crushed pepper and 1/2 Crushed Black pepper.I have one spices which says 'Kick n Chicken'(you can see it in below picture) no no i dont cook chicken but i bought it as it seems to be mixture of different spices like dry onion, dry pepper etc which seems interesting to me and guess what it is very very colorful so instead of crushed peppers i used that which gave absolute amazing look and flavor to my paneer.But you can def. go ahead with Black Pepper and Chili Flakes.

Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan, stirring occasionally, making sure not to burn milk.
As the milk comes to a boil(it shld start coming up), immediately turn the heat to medium add Cilantro and Pepper mix and add the lemon juice gradually(1 tbs at a time)and stir the milk gently. The milk will start separating from the whey.
Once the milk fat has separated from the whey(you shld see the green whey left,if you feel the whey is still whitish then there are chances to take out more paneer add lil more lemon juice). Drain the whey using a strainer line with cheesecloth or muslin cloth((i use my hubby handkerchief :P)).
Wrap the curds in a cloth, and squeeze well.
To make the paneer firm, press the wrapped paneer under a heavy pan(i take any vessel and fill it with water) for about 3-4 hour or preferably overnight.

Here is your Paneer with new look.You can use it to make any Paneer recipe of your choice.I cant wait to try it out, hmmmm time to try new Recipe of Paneer!!!!!!!!!!!

*For Traditional white Paneer just don't add the cilantro and Pepper mix.
*You can try other flavour too like instead of cilantro you can use Mint or Methi leaves.

1 comment:

Smita Srivastava said...

First time here ... The paneer looks so colorful n tempting . Loved the Dry daal recipe too !!!

- Smita
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