Recently four lovely ladies and I went to an Indian cooking class. It was hosted by Chef Ajay, the dude who makes all the delicious Yash chutneys, pickles and spice pastes at Marrickville Markets. To ensure our new culinary knowledge was put to good use, we organised an Indian Christmas in July dinner party for 20 of our closest friends!
I volunteered to make the paneer, a simple Indian cottage cheese made from milk which is curdled with vinegar. Here is the basic recipe; I’ll post recipes how to turn it into paneer pakora shortly…
- 3 litres of milk*
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- a clean cheesecloth or teatowel
- a colander
- a large deep bowl
Wet the cheesecloth and drape over a colander placed in a deep bowl.
Heat the milk in a large pot, stirring so that it doesn’t catch on the base.
After an hour or so the paneer should be firm and ready to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0411234442
* Please support your local farmers by buying all dairy from your local produce market. To find your nearest market, see the Australian Farmers’ Markets Association website.