Coming back to this Paneer business, I once saw Paneer made to set very quickly by using Corn flour. I have been ever since wanting to try it. Finally I came around making a quick batch of Paneer by kneading method as followed in the Eastern part of India.
Thanks to Sharmila for the idea of getting Paneer set and used within 30 mins. Normal process takes more time for setting especially if you want nice cubes.
Follow the same method of curdling milk using either Lime Juice / Vinegar / Sour Curds.
Milk - 1 liter
Ripe Lemon/Lime Juice - 1 full
Cornflour - 1 tsp
Pinch of salt.
Follow the same steps to make paneer at home
Strain it over muslin cloth, allow it cool.
Take the chhena in a bowl, add about 1 tsp of corn flour, a pinch of salt and knead well.
It forms a nice smooth dough.
Press it on a square plate or a cup. Freeze it for 10 - 15 mins or refrigerate for 30 mins.
Remove, cut into cubes, sauté in butter or ghee before adding to the gravy.
This method makes the whole process so simple that you really don't have to wait for long for your paneer to set.
I might come up with a dish featuring this paneer or something else..:)
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