7 hrs 20 mins
7 hrs 10 mins
I found this recipe following a link from Foodsubs.com and thought I'd post it here for all those of you who don't find paneer in local markets. Paneer is a type of fresh cheese used in North Indian cooking. For those interested in more info, use this link: http://www.foodsubs.com/Chefresh.html#paneer
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- 1 1/2 quarts whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups cultured buttermilk
- 1For channa:
- 2Pour milk into a heavy 4-quart saucepan, bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
- 3Reduce heat to medium and stir in buttermilk.
- 4When the curds form a mass (you'll see a clear, pale-yellow whey surrounding the curds), remove pan from heat, let stand, partially covered, for 10 minutes.
- 5Line a colander with a double layer of dampened cheesecloth.
- 6Set the colander in the sink or in a bowl if you wish to save the whey (see note).
- 7Gather together the corners of the cloth, give one or two twists, and tie with a kitchen twine.
- 8Gently pour the curds and whey into the cheesecloth.
- 9Hang the cheesecloth bag over the faucet and let the cheese drain for 1 hour, or until it is as thick as yogurt (this is channa).
- 10If the weather is warm, leave the cheesecloth bag in the colander, set the colander on a plate to catch the drippings, and refrigerate until the cheese has thickened.
- 11Unwrap the channa and use immediately, or cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. (Note: Save the whey for making your next batch of paneer, use it for cooking lentils or pilafs, or add it to soups.)
- 12Yields approximately 10 ounces. Nutrition Infomation: PER OUNCE (channa): 75 calories, 5 g protein, 0 g carbohydrate, 6 g fat (4 g saturated), cholesterol and sodium content is not available, 0 g fiber.
- 13For Paneer cheese:
- 14Snugly wrap cheesecloth around the channa to form a"cake."
- 15Place on a cookie sheet, place another cookie sheet on top and add weights (for example, 2 or 3 large cans of tomatoes, 2 or 3 bricks, a large pitcher of water).
- 16Let the cheese sit for 2 to 4 hours.Use immediately, or cover and refrigerate for up to 5 days.
- 17Yields 8 ounces (1 cup). Nutrition Infomation: PER OUNCE (paneer): 100 calories, 7 g protein, 2 g carbohydrate, 7 g fat (5 g saturated), cholesterol and sodium content is not available, 0 g fiber.
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Nutritional Facts for Homemade Paneer / Panir (Indian Curd Cheese)
Serving Size: 1 (1614 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 156.4
- Calories from Fat 73
- Total Fat 8.1 g
- Saturated Fat 4.6 g
- Cholesterol 25.4 mg
- Sodium 123.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 14.0 g
- Protein 8.6 g