Paneer | How to make Paneer

By Ruchira Hoon  |  23rd Jul 2015  |  
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About Paneer Recipe

A staple in most North Indian homes, paneer can easily be made in-house. The vegetarian households of India kind of live on paneer. Spicy or less spicy, starters or main dishes, easy to cook or elaborate ones, you can easily find a paneer recipe fitting into your requirements. Here at, you will get simple instructions on how to make paneer recipes, especially the most popular ones. Paneer is quite easier to make at home, by curdling milk with a little of lemon juice or vinegar- thereby making it quite a feasible option for your daily menu. The list seems to be long enough to satisfy your cravings for a variety of dishes while counting the names of local paneer delicacies available in the entire country. Dip it in the Chinese flavors, sauté it with spices and the seasoned mayonnaise or toss it with the Desi Tadka like garam masala, cottage cheese blends perfectly in a variety of cuisines. As it is rich in fats, diabetes patients and those who have high cholesterol issues are safer with a little consumption. The high protein content of this diary derived product makes it the first refuge of those who are lactose intolerant, as milk is cut out of their list. The fiery paneer tikka or the mouth watering paneer butter masala, you can get the step by step recipe as your guide in the preparations of various paneer delicacies only at Also, the ingredient list and quick & easy to make homemade recipes are available here. In the ‘how to make columns,’ tips for serving the dishes in the multi-star restaurant style are featured at BetterButter.

Paneer is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Paneer in your kitchen. This recipe requires few minutes for preparation and 30 minutes to cook. The Paneer by Ruchira Hoon has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Paneer at home without any difficulty. Paneer is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Paneer would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Paneer this weekend. Share your Paneer cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Ruchira Hoon for inputs. In case you have any queries for Paneer you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Ruchira Hoon. You can also rate the Paneer and give feedback.


Ingredients to make Paneer

  • 1 liter full fat milk
  • 2 tblsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

How to make Paneer

  1. 1. Bring the milk to a rolling boil and then turn down to simmer.
  2. 2. Add lemon juice and salt and wait till the milk starts to curdle. Let it curdle till you can see a clear whey. Turn off the heat
  3. 3. Strain into a muslin cloth. Squeeze out as much water as possible. And let it hang for atleast 2 hours for the water to drip away.
  4. 4. Two hours later, use a flat stone to press it down and refrigerate your paneer for 30 minutes. Once chilled, cut the paneer into cubes and use as per the recipe

My Tip:

You can mix in herbs to make the paneer even more interesting

Reviews for Paneer (14)

Aruna Baghmar2 months ago

Har Kisi kehte hain

Swati kamran3 months ago

But I make paneer with dahi not lemon juice, it taste different, try that too, dahi gives soft and sweet flavor to the paneer
Debarati Sarma
21 days ago
will definitely try this

Anie Ja year ago

does the paneer crumble upon frying..coz mine does

Venitta Pillaya year ago

I love paneer I can eat it just plain thanks for the recipe.

Swarnalatha Mysorea year ago

Ruchira,after curdling,add 4-6 cubes of ice,and let stay for 10 minutes,the texture comes out even better.

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Ambili Shibua year ago

thank you Ruchira :heart_eyes:

Regina Diasa year ago


Vibha Thakura year ago

thanks, ruchira

Harini Sekhar2 years ago


priya kocher2 years ago

thnx I wiil try