Paneer, also known as cottage cheese, is one of the most popular and versatile foods you can find in Indian kitchens. You can add it to delicious curries, or just sneak it in your sandwiches or salads and you know that you have a winner! And the best part about paneer, or cottage cheese, is that you can even eat it raw by adding chaat masala on the top. It is one of the most commonly consumed protein sources in India, especially for vegetarians. Cooking paneer is not that difficult after all! It mainly depends on you how fancy or simple you want your paneer dish to be - usually, paneer cubes are the late entrants to most curry or gravy preparations. If you are looking for an interesting, easy-to-make paneer dish recipe to impress your folks at a dinner party, then we have got you covered! We have an amazing paneer dish recipe that will not only be ready in just 10 minutes, but will also tantalise your taste buds - we are talking about delicious malai paneer!
To make this dish, using homemade paneer will just double the taste. Paneer can be easily made at home. The main ingredient used while making paneer is milk, which is naturally brimming with calcium. Around 100 grams of cottage cheese contains 11 gm of protein, according to the USDA data. Other two ingredients used in making paneer are lemon juice or vinegar and a pinch of salt. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients - the acidic content in the lime causes the milk to separate into curds and whey. Now, strain the curds and you will get fresh, homemade paneer.
So, now that you know how to make paneer at home, try this easy recipe of malai paneer at home. The recipe is shared by famous YouTube chef Alpa Modi on her channel 'Something's Cooking With Alpa'. Without further ado, wear your aprons and cook up a storm with those paneer cubes in your kitchen.