Lockdown: Make Your Own Paneer Cheese!


With the apocalypse that is Covid-19 and lockdown that is upon us. Why don't you make your own cheese in the house!!! You don't need anything special except for a bit of muslin/cheesecloth.

This is a gorgeous, unsalted, crumbly cheese. It's great for using in veggy curries and spicy dishes. I am making it for a chilli & garlic paneer dish later :0).

So to work!!

You will need


Hardly anything!! 4 pints of full fat milk 4 tablespoons of lemon juice A big bit of cheesecloth

That's it. Cheese city here we come!!

To make

Slop your milk in a big pan and get it on a low to medium heat http://i.imgur.com/Y0jT4aS.jpg

Stir it regularly do it doesn't catch on the bottom.

When it starts to rise and go frothy like a latte then throw your lemon juice in http://i.imgur.com/j8dDi0p.jpg

Stir for a minute or two till it curdles. It will look like albino sick basically http://i.imgur.com/p530aNV.jpg

You will then see the curd completely separate from the whey. The whey looks grey and horrible. You should keep this though when you drain it as you can use it in other things.

When it completely separates take it off the heat http://i.imgur.com/UNEERn7.jpg

Put your cheesecloth in your drainer and drain it. http://i.imgur.com/g6KD9Q6.jpg

Some people rinse it at this point to remove any taste of lemon but I can never taste it so don't.

Now you twist it and hang it to drip for half an hour. I use my tap http://i.imgur.com/CTC2cks.jpg

After half an hour put it somewhere on a sloping surface and put something heavy and flat on it for another half an hour. I use my big chopping board. This squeezes out the last of the whey. http://i.imgur.com/5jhqn7X.jpg

That's it! Unwrap the goodness!! http://i.imgur.com/wizoSqj.jpg

Slice it up and boom! Your paneer is ready to go! http://i.imgur.com/9w15tJL.jpg

You can tuck in straight away or add it to some spicy, hot sauce. Which is what I recommend! http://i.imgur.com/wuwolx2.jpg

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  • @doyoy

    Now i am going to learn new thing today

  • @fknmayhem

    Why you making cheese with your face mask?!?!? 😳

  • @leoplaw

    Nom nom nom... I might try this one.

  • @abh12345

    Boom doing recipes - the world has indeed gone bonkers!

    Smart use of tap, points for that :)

  • @carapthian

    Great and simple instructions, I am only still looking for the answer to the burning question, what to do with the Whey? You mentioned don't throw it away as there are other means to use it......

  • @maltoz

    Yes, my mother used to do this to us. The name in our region is '' chase ''

  • @davedickeyyall

    WTF.. Who gave you a chef hat? I never would have thunk Boomy be making cheese.. cutting it maybe 🤪

  • @der-fahrlehrer

    Hey greatings from germany...IT's an fine thing to make our waiting better

  • @offgridlife

    Great idea. Going to try this.

  • @kus-knee

    Hey man even I could do that! Thanks for the recipe!

  • @networkallstar

    Looks really yummy👌

  • @kadna

    Thank you! Seems to be simple, so i can try it! 😉

  • @mikelrbrts

    Awesome idea! Have you tried letting it sit for a few days or so? Just wondering how long it'd last for or if it alters the taste. Thanks!

  • @galenkp

    This post is a bit cheesy don't you thing Boomy? Lol.

  • @old-guy-photos

    Wow I enjoyed this and really want to try it. I hope to get out soon for milk. We are on a forced 3 week lock down.

  • @alishi

    Look at you Mr Masterchef - looks awesome