Whole milk - 1/2 gallon can ( 1.89 liters)
Vinegar - 1/4 cup
Onion powder - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Chopped coriander leaves - 1 tsp
Chilly flakes - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Boil the milk in a deep vessel.
When the milk rises to the top,lower the flame,immediately add the vinegar,stir it with a ladle.
The milk will break & curdle,boil it for a minute,you will see the panner has separated from the water. Now add the flavouring ingredients & stir for a minute
Switch off the stove.
Rinse the paneer once in cold water to get rid of the sour taste of the vinegar.
Wait till all the water has drained out.
Tie the cloth tightly flatten it slightly & place a heavy vessel on top.
Leave it for 1 hours till the water is out from the paneer.
Cut the paneer into cubes & store it in a clean glass container.
Now your homemade flavoured & spiced panner is ready to use.
a) You can use the whey water to any gravy or for kneading chapathi dough
b) To curdle the milk you can also use curd or lemon juice.
c) Make use you rinse the paneer to remove the sourness before you tie the cloth.
d) Always use only whole milk with full fat.
e) Use this paneer to any gravy or just toss it in little oil & serve as a starter.
f) Use your imagination to flavour the panner like adding,grated garlic,herbs,saffron,green chillies,left over pickle masala,mint chutney,etc.
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