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Best-Ever Homemade Butter Paneer

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Today we share with you the Best-Ever Homemade Butter Paneer served with garlic naan, absolute bliss, and homemade goodness!!

Paneer

Paneer, also known as ponir or Indian cottage cheese, is a fresh acid-set cheese common in the Indian subcontinent made from cow or buffalo milk. It is a non-aged, non-melting soft cheese made by curdling milk with a fruit- or vegetable-derived acid, such as lemon juice.

Yield: 6 servings

Best-Ever Homemade Butter Paneer

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Today we share with you the Best-Ever Homemade Butter Paneer served with garlic naan, absolute bliss, and homemade goodness!!

Paneer 1 hour 15 minutes
Sauce 45 minutes
Naan 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients

Paneer

  • 2 Liters Fresh Full Fat Milk
  • 5 tbsp. White Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Salt

Sauce

  • 1 Onion (diced)
  • 1 tsp. Ground Ginger & Garlic
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. Masala/Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Ground Coriander
  • 1½ Cup Tomatoes (skinned & chopped)
  • 1 Cup Cream/Coconut Cream
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh Coriander (garnish)
  • 3-4 tbsp. Butter
  • 1/3 Cup Oil

Naan Bread

  • 2- 2½ Cups Flour
  • 1 tbsp. Oil
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • ½ Cup Warm Water
  • 1 tsp. Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. Yeast
  • ½ Cup Milk (add more if needed)
  • Garlic Butter (grate fresh garlic into butter)

Instructions

Paneer

  1. Pour milk into a heavy bottom pot and bring it to a gentle simmer on medium heat.
  2. Stir continuously to ensure that the milk doesn't scald or scorch at the bottom.
  3. When the milk forms bubbles, pour in the vinegar and salt and stir.
  4. Remove from heat and it should already start to separate.
  5. Allow the milk to cool completely.
  6. Once cooled, pour into a cheesecloth lined bowl to strain.
  7. Wring the cheesecloth and squeeze out any excess whey then wrap it and place a heavy object on top of the cheesecloth (about 45-50 minutes) to remove any excess liquid.
  8. Once it has been pressed and all the liquid has been drained, remove the paneer from the cheesecloth and place in a container to mould.
  9. You can use it immediately or refrigerate it for up to 2 weeks.
  10. I cut it into cubes and browned in a little oil before adding it to the sauce. Enjoy!!

Sauce

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and sauté the onion till soft.
  2. Add in the ginger & garlic, masala, and spices.
  3. Allow it to cook for a few minutes.
  4. Pour in the tomatoes and allow them to cook for about 8-10 minutes until the tomatoes have broken down and the mixture has thickened (use the back of a spoon to break down the tomatoes).
  5. Pour in the cream and butter and allow it to cook for a further 10 minutes until it has thickened.
  6. Add in the browned paneer cubes, garnish with coriander, serve with naan and enjoy!!

Naan

  1. Mix the yeast and sugar into the warm water.
  2. Allow it to sit for about 10 minutes until it foams.
  3. Mix flour and salt together.
  4. Pour in the yeast mixture, oil, and milk.
  5. Stir well until a soft dough is formed.
  6. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes.
  7. Place in an oiled bowl and cover, allow rising in a warm spot for an hour.
  8. Once risen, divide into smaller pieces and roll out.
  9. Cook on a hot pan brushing either side with melted butter.

Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 1004Total Fat 60gSaturated Fat 29gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 27gCholesterol 126mgSodium 1975mgCarbohydrates 98gFiber 5gSugar 15gProtein 20g

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Is Paneer Cheese?

Paneer is a fresh cheese used in a wide variety of Indian recipes, made by heating and then curdling milk using acid (as in this case White Vinegar).

For another great Butter Paneer Recipe, you may wish to check out this recipe as well.

More Paneer Recipes

Naan

Naan is a leavened, oven-baked, or Tawa-fried flatbread that is found in the cuisines mainly of Western Asia, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent, Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Caribbean

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