Homemade Paneer

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>> Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

Paneer is Indian cheese made from coagulated whole milk.  Either lemon juice or white vinegar may be used to coagulate the heated whole milk to form the curds.  This dish is used as the basis of savory dishes (where pieces are cubed and cooked) and sweet dishes, such as rasmalai.   Although packaged paneer may be found in stores, in order to avoid preservatives and other additives, it is best to make it at home.  Also, the flavor is fresher and you can make it with organic milk to avoid the antibiotics and hormones.


  • 1.5 gallons organic whole milk
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar


  1. Bring milk to a simmer.  Stir in vinegar off heat.  Let sit for a few minutes.
  2. Pour mixture over a cheesecloth hanging over a large strainer with a bowl underneath.  Let cool slightly.  Squeeze out all the whey.  Place a brick or heavy cans over the fresh cheese for a few hours.  Use right away or refrigerate until ready for use .
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