Sunday, September 14, 2014

HOME MADE PANEER WITH MILK POWDER


Having lived outside India most of my life in various countries I have learnt to make things from whatever stuff available. In Nigeria there used to be scarcity of many things during the time I was living there. We made use of milk powder to make all the diary products like yogurt, paneer, and  mithais, desserts, kulfis, ice-creams etc etc .. I find it very convenient and easy too.
Here is how I make my paneer at home. Use any kind of full cream milk powder available like Nido, Amulya. etc etc.

Ingredients:
Milk powder ... 400 gms (about 5 cups)
Vinegar or lemon juice .. 5-6 tbsps or  as needed
Water ........ 10 cups


Method:
1. Mix the milk powder and water together with a whisk clearing all the lumps.
2. Bring it to a boil in a pan. Keep stirring with a spoon or whisk to avoid burning.
3. When the milk starts to boil add the vinegar and keep stirring until it curdles.
4. Now drain the water and separate the paneer.
5. Tie it in a muslin cloth and hang it to remove all the excess water.
6. Carefully fold the cloth around the paneer and place a heavy vessel on it to set.
7. Cut it into pieces and use the way you like it.
8. If you want to freeze it just fry it lightly and store in a plastic container. It really comes handy when you need it or even for a party.
You get 400 gms of paneer from this quantity.. same as the milk powder used

























Note: Do not throw the water that you strained. Use it for curries or kneading your dough for rotis.




28 comments:

  1. never tried with milk powder...looks perfect

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    1. Thanks Ruxana.. once you start making it this way you will always do that I am sure

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  2. nice one. Perfectly made. will try this..

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  3. oh! This is a great idea.. Love the look of that fluffy Paneer!

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  4. Wow thats a fantastic idea of making paneer with milk powder .Thanks for linking it to my event "first anniversary giveaway"

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  5. Hello Shobha, it's a pleasure to meet you. Very interesting recipe. I need to look around and try some of your yummy recipes. I am so glad I could help with you getting your own domain. Happy Monday.

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    1. Thanks for such helpful post Linda :)

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  6. Wow very interesting way to make paneer.

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  7. thanks for sharing a lovely homemade paneer dear

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  8. This is indeed very useful alternative method and would be of definite help,looks great

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  9. I still haven't tried paneer - sounds good though.

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  10. Is frying necessary to store for longer time??

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    1. No Radhika.. you can freeze it even without frying..

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  11. Hi Shobha ji, what is the quality of paneer made from milk powder. Is it like the paneer available in the market in taste, texture and fluffyness.

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    1. Yes it is as good as the paneer available in the stores.

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