Saturday, September 3, 2016

Cumin and Mint Flavored Cottage Cheese

BM # 68 
Day : 3

Cottage Cheese or Paneer as we call it is very popular in North India. The quality of the paneer that is available in Delhi is amazing. The paneer is super soft and delicious.The paneer here is kind of average compared to the Delhi paneer and so I prefer to make it at home. At times I like to get innovative and add various herbs to it. It changes the taste completely and the dish gets enhanced. For today I have made this herbed paneer with spices. 

Cumin and Mint Flavored Cottage Cheese

1 lt full fat milk
2 tbsp vinegar
2 green chilly, finely chopped
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp mint leaves
1/2 tbsp coriander leaves
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1/8 tsp chilly powder
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1/4 tsp salt

Add cumin seeds and boil the milk.
As soon as the milk boils add all ingredients, including vinegar.
This shall help the milk to curdle.
As soon as the milk curdles and you can see clear whey, remove from fire.
Place a cheese cloth over a strainer and strain this curdled milk.
Bring the corners together and twist, so that all the whey is removed.
Place it on the counter, topic with a lid and place some weight over this.
This shall help the cheese to set.
Remove the weight after 5-7 minutes.
Take out the cheese and cut into pieces.
How ever if you want to store it, place the cheese dipped in water and place it in the frig.
Change the water of this everyday.
This way the cheese can be stored for 4-5 days.
The whey can be used to knead dough.

I used this cottage cheese for the filling of The Swedish Sandwich Cake.
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  1. I loved this flavored paneer and used to get it from supermarket.n=Nice idea to make it at home.

  2. That is an awesome method of making paneer Vaishali. Will try it when I make paneer next time..

  3. I never thought of making flavored cheese this way. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. What a flavorful paneer recipe. Looks awesome.

  5. i had tried your flavored mint paneer recipe earlier, this is 2 steps further...beautiful

  6. M still quite unsure of making paneer at home ! This looks like a great way to start

  7. Love the flavored paneer. Would make up for a snack as is :)

  8. Great idea to prepare homemade flavored paneer.. great share vaishali.

  9. Feel like having some cubes rite now, fantastic flavour rich cheese.

  10. This is a dish in itself! Looks yumm

  11. This is a flavourful paneer. Must have yumm with such nice flavours