How to make Paneer (Homemade Paneer)

Homemade Paneer Chunks

Paneer is an Indian Cottage Cheese simply made by boiling the milk and adding a little lemon juice. Homemade paneer is always healthy and great to make several paneer recipes.

Preparation time: 2 minutes
Cooking time: 10-12 minutes
Servings: About 400 gm Paneer


  • 2 liter/4 big cups condensed milk
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice or
  • 1/10 tsp vinegar

How to make Paneer at home:

  1. Boil the milk in a big vessel.
  2. While boiling add either lemon juice or vinegar.
  3. Stir continue and mix very well.
  4. After few minutes, the milk will start curdling, at this moment turn the gas off.
  5. Keep the milk aside for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Take a clean muslin cloth and pour the milk on it.
  7. Tie a tight knot to the cloth and squeeze out the whole water.
  8. After the water will fully get drained, the milk will form in a block of paneer.
  9. Keep the cloth (in which paneer is made) under any heavy weight.
  10. Your healthy homemade paneer is ready to make several other dishes.

Chef Tips:

  1. Citric acid also can be used for making paneer and if you are using citric acid then dissolve it in water well in advance before adding into the boiling milk.
  2. The water of paneer should not be thrown out, as it can be used for making various gravy recipes, parathas and chapatis.
  3. It is always preferable to use condensed milk to make delicious homemade paneer.


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