One gallon milk
You'll also need muslin or cheese cloth, a colander and a large pot that the colander can fit into.
Start by bringing the milk to a boil
- As the milk starts to bubble, squeeze in the juice of a lemon
- Stir the milk and lemon concoction. The milk protein will start to separate out. Keep stirring so you don't get any inconsistent lumps.
As the mix comes to a second boil, take it off the stove and let cool
Wrap the muslin around the colander on the inside so you have an inner cloth "bowl" into which to ladle the mix. Place the whole into a larger pot so the operation doesn't get too messy!
Get the kids involved in pouring the mix into this set up. They'll love the sight of the solids emerging as the liquid percolates out
Once you have all the liquid out, twist the muslin so that you have the paneer caught in the end as a nice lump. Place it under a weight (I placed it between plates and put a heavy vase on top!) and let as much of the liquid seep out
It's ready! Try it in a peas or spinach curry. I'll share a recipe with you soon.