Thursday, 11th June 2015

Paneer is an indian cheese, which can be used in indian dishes instead of meat. I’ve never seen it for sale anywhere, but now it is so very easy to make it yourself!

The cheese is perfectly firm and doesn’t fall apart whilst cooking. It’s wonderful in indian dishes and when I’ll find the perfect dish with paneer I’ll definitely let you know!

Until then try familiar indian dishes and substitute the meat with paneer! I imagine that the paneer would also fit very good in indian almond chicken (without the chicken of course). But then I would’t cook it as long, since the cheese doesn’t need that much of a cooking time, of course.

It is helpful to have a cheese mould with holes, so the cheese can drain. Of course you could also use a mesh strainer, but the cheese will be very flat then. You could also use an old yogurt pot (500 g) and drill very small holes in the sides and the bottom.

One year ago: pasta with asparagus and fresh goats cheese

Two years ago: beef stock

Three years ago: elderflower jelly

Four years ago: strawberry liquor, basil olive oil and elderflower vinegar

Five years ago: lemon rosemary cookies

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Categories: from scratch, indian, cheese

4 Responses so far.

  1. Cora says:


    ich hab Paneer neulich im Biomarkt (Denn´s) gesehen… ich glaube Budni hat ihn mitlerweile auch im Sortiment

    • Coconut & Vanilla says:

      Ah, sind sie endlich auf den Trichter gekommen ;).
      Hier auf dem Land gibt es leider keine nennenswerten Biomärkte und Budni gibt es hier im Süden gar nicht.
      Aber da freuen sich sicher einige die den Paneer nicht selbermachen wollen :).

  2. Renate says:

    Das klingt sehr interessant. Das muss ich unbedingt testen.
    Herzlichen Dank für die tolle Idee.
    Liebe Grüße, Renate

    • Coconut & Vanilla says:

      Sehr gerne, Renate!
      Ich finde es immer wieder spannend wie man aus Milch und etwas Zitronensaft Käse machen kann :).
      Lass mich wissen wie es geklappt hat!
      Viele Grüße

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