Saturday, October 11, 2014

Malai paneer

Malai paneer
My kids like most love paneer. But I dislike that however hard I try to keep under weight , it still manages to break apart a bit. Then I saw an idea on FB one thing led  to the other I ended up with the most amazing paneer. Soft yet firm and very good texture. Sharing this with you all. Now I am surely not buying paneer from store here which I always suspect is old with expiry date labels changed. I tried two ways and one is firmer than the other, the 2nd is like the store bought. I am sure they do the same. Sharing both. It's economical and pure. Do try.
Recipe no 1
1 lt milk.. I used 1.5% fat, you can use any
200 ml cream
1 tbsp vinegar
Heat milk and cream and bring to a boil. 
Add vinegar and let the milk split.
Strain in a cheese cloth and wash well. 
Squeeze we'll hang for 10 mins.
Now mash paneer well till its light and fluffy and comes together... About 5 mins.
Make it into a square and in a greased plate put this mixture.
Steam for about 5-8 mins.
Cool , cut into pieces and put in warm water till later use. 
Enjoy soft spongy paneer.
Recipe no 2
1lt milk
200 ml cream
1 tbsp vinegar
3-4 tbsp cornstarch 
Follow the same steps as recipe no 1 till hanging.
To mashed paneer add cornstarch and mash well.
Shape into rolls or a big chunk and steam for 5-8 mins. Cool.
Put into warm water and use as required.
This recipe looks and feels just like store bought paneer. Firm to touch yet very soft.
Enjoy home made panner ... Safe and economical.

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