Flavored Paneer is nothing but a little twist to our traditional homemade paneer which is prepared by adding lemon juice (or vinegar) to hot milk, then flavored with salt, chili and fresh coriander. Paneer is one of the main staples of India’s mostly vegetarian diet. These ingredients are added to the paneer after it has coagulated but before it is drained. It would not impact any flavor to the paneer itself but it won’t taste as bland either.
Soft pillowy cubes of fresh, mild cheese are the perfect accompaniment to the stronger flavors of curries and stews, absorbing these easily. It takes any paneer dish to a new level adding a very subtle flavor in every bite of the paneer.
I have been making paneer at home for a long time now. Preparing paneer at home from scratch does not take much time and also gives you more control over the ingredients and the texture. The best part it’s fresh and without any preservative. After seeing a flavored cheese in the grocery store, it came to my mind that I should try making this herb-infused Indian cottage cheese at home. This is one of the recipes which came out really good.
It has loads of flavor and goes with just about anything. I have tried it and it made the Paneer Dum Tikka even more delicious.
Do try other Paneer recipes :
- Malai Kofta
- Palak Paneer
- Paneer Tikka Pizza Sliders
- Paneer Butter Masala
- Paneer Bhurji Gravy
- Tandoori Paneer Tikka
Preparation Time: 5mins(+Setting Time) ∏ Cooking Time: 10mins ∏ Servings: 200gms
Level: Beginners (Easy) ∏ Measurement: 1 Cup ≡ 250 ml ≡ 250gm
How to make Flavored Paneer:
Step8: Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
- Do not overboil the milk as it will harden the paneer.
- Once the milk curdles, remove it from the flame then add flavorings of your choice to attain the bright color of fresh coriander.
- Make sure there is no water dripping from the pouch before you press it with weight.
- The whey can be added to curries and can be used to make roti or paratha dough.