Homemade organic cottage cheese ๐Ÿง€/paneer n chhena

Cottage cheese / paneer can be used in preparing many dishes like – BBQ paneer, palak paneer, paneer butter masala, paneer pizza ๐Ÿ• etc… and chhenaย is used in preparing many desserts like rasagulla, rasmalai, rajbhog, sandesh etc… Both are very simple to prepare and hardly takes 15mins…


Ingredients:

  • 1ltrย organic whole milk
  • 1/2C sour curd or half lemon ๐Ÿ‹

How to?

  • Bring organic whole milk to boil ( readย thisย to find out more about whyย organicย milk)…
  • When it comes to boil, simmer and add 1/2 cup of sour curd / squeeze half lemon ๐Ÿ‹ juice gradually while stirring continuously. Within 2 minutes, milk solid and whey (liquid portion) will start to separate..
  • When it separates completely, transfer it to a colander / large sieve having cheesecloth lined over it and drain the whey.
  • Rinse cheese under running water to remove residual lemony taste, incase you’ve used lemon ๐Ÿ‹ juice… if u used sour curd skip this step.
  • Tightly press with a lid to remove any whey….

Cottage cheese/ paneer cubes:

  • Place weight on top and refrigerate for for few hrs.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and unfold the cloth..
  • Gently cut into cubes… Homemade cottage cheese/ paneer is ready!

Chhena (skip the above 3 steps)

  • Once all the whey gets dropped off, knead it so that it acquires a very soft and smooth consistency like this ๐Ÿ‘‡

  • Homemade chhena is ready! Many dessert can be prepared with this, stay tuned for the recipes …

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swethareddem

Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband ๐Ÿ˜Š) . And about my likes - I love โค๏ธ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography ๐Ÿ“ธ , gardening ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŒพ n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover ๐ŸŒด and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family ๐Ÿ‘ช n home ๐Ÿก needs from organic grooming n beauty products ๐Ÿ‘„ ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘ฃ ๐Ÿ’† to home cleaners and food ๐Ÿฒ๐Ÿจ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿ•๐Ÿน . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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