Homemade Paneer


It is the simplest cheese to make at home. Unlike other cheeses, it needs no special equipment or complicated technique. vinegar, a piece of muslin cloth and a strainer. everyday kitchen stuff is all that one needs to turn out the delicious paneer in a matter of minutes.

do check my other paneer recipes 

Paneer Sandwich 

Paneer Bhurji 

Grilled Paneer 

Paneer Magaz Masala

Matar Paneer

Paneer Butter Masala

Malai Kofta

ingredients

3-litre full cream milk

300 ml cream

120 ml or 8 tbsp vinegar

ice

recipe Courtesy @chefharpalsokhi

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Method

Step by step

Bring three-litre of milk to boil. once it boils turn off flame Immediately.

add vinegar and stir slowly till the milk curdles and separates from the whey.

Add ice so it stops cooking and paneer will be soft.

Drain that Split milk(Cheese) in a Dish cover with a muslin cloth or cheesecloth.

wash with fresh water to remove tanginess of paneer.

Dip the cloth in chilled water so that it cools down completely. Squeeze out the water again.

Place the paneer under a heavyweight so that all the water drains away and the paneer sets in a block.

after 2 hours or Until all water Drained, Paneer is ready to use.

note: for every litre of milk use 100 ml of Cream

keep extra vinegar with you if milk doesn’t split use it.

 

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How to Steam idli using instantpot


In my last post ,i share how to ferment idli batter using instant pot  HOW TO FERMENT THE BATTER IN INSTANT POT?

 It is a savory rice cake, made by steaming a batter consisting of lentils and rice.  This recipe makes steamed Idli in the Instant Pot.

I have a non stock idli mold ,if you have a Stainless steel or Aluminum mold then first grease your mold with ghee or oil.  Then add small amount of batter in each mold.While you are doing this, add water to the instant pot and let it boil in Saute mode.Or you can add boiling water in inner pot and do rest same way.

Ingredients

Idli Batter

1 .5 or 2 cup Water

Oil /ghee for Greasing

Method

Add water to the instant pot and heat it in saute mode until it boils.

While the water is heating, grease the idli molds with oil or ghee. Add small amount of batter in each mold.

Place the idli stand in the instant pot and cover the lid and cook it in steam mode High in venting position.

The thing to note is that the time on the instant pot does not work in the venting position, so you have to use a separate timer.  

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In 12 minutes, the idli will be ready.
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You can make multiple batches of idli with the same batter.
Idli’s can be served with sambar  Sambar And Green Coconut chutney  Green Coconut Chutney  and peanut chutney  Peanut Chutney

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Eggless Chocolate Mousse


Decadent Chocolate Mousse made with only three ingredients.

It has nice light, airy and smooth texture. It is very chocolaty and perfect for chocolate lovers. My daughter favourite dessert is Anything made with chocolate.so this valentines day i prepare this Special Dessert for her.

Recipe

Ingredients

Semi Sweet or Dak Chocolate grated 3/4 cups

Whipping Cream 1 .5 cup

Powdered sugar 2 teaspoons

Cocoa powder 1/4 tsp (optional )

Method

Melt the chocolate in microwave oven on HIGH for one minute or one can melt it on a double boiler.

Whip the fresh cream along with sugar till stiff.
Remove 1/4 cup for topping and rest Fold the melted chocolate into the whipped cream.

Transfer the mixture into a glass serving bowl or into individual glasses and set in the refrigerator.

Garnish with cold whipped cream and sprinkle cocoa powder and serve chilled.

Tips:- pipe whipped cream using star nozzle or you can just put a dollop or serve without whipped cream.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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No Bake Banoffee Pie


Anyone “ll love this gorgeous Pie. With a buttery cookie crust, dulce de leche (milk based Caramel ) , fresh bananas, whipped cream and a chocolate savings .it’s the ultimate dessert.

It is an English dessert pie made from bananas, cream and toffee, combined either on a buttery biscuit base or one made from crumbled biscuits and butter. Some versions of the recipe also include chocolate, coffee or both.

i am sharing my version of no bake banoffee pie recipe.

A biscuit layer followed by a layer of dulce de leche topped with bananas and finished off with a generous amount of whipped cream.

Ingredients

1 can Dulce de Leche or homemade caramel

2 Bananas

2 Cup Digestive Biscuits or graham crackers crumb

1/2 cup Melted butter

Whipped cream 

Chocolate shavings to garnish 

Method

Melt the butter. Crush the biscuits into crumbs using a food processor or put into a ziplock bag and crush using a rolling pin or palm . Pour over the melted butter and mix until well combined.

Spread mixture into a springform pan and flatten out over the bottom and sides and place in the fridge to cool and harden. The springform will help later in removing the pie

Keep pressing until you create an even base. Add biscuit crumbs along the cake tin sides and using a spoon, create a “wall”.Refrigerate for 30 minutes or till it set .

Spoon the dulce de leche over the biscuit base, Spread it over the chilled biscuit base. Cover with banana slices.

Spread whipped cream over the banana layer and place in the fridge for 30-60 minutes or overnight .

Finish it off with some chocolate shavings.

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Green Coconut Chutney


Fresh Grated coconut & Green coriander leaves grind ,seasoned & tempered.its an accompaniment for south Indian dishes like idli,dosa & vada

ingredients

Fresh Coconut Grated 1 cup

Green coriander leaves(chopped) 1Cup

Green chilies 2-3 /as per taste bud

Bengal gram(channa dal) 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

Ginger grated 1″

For tempering

mustard seeds- 1 tsp

Oil 1 tbsp

Curry leaves 4-5

Dry Red chilies 1-2

Bengal gram(channa dal)  1 tbsp

Method

Boil a little water in a pan blanched coriander leaves for 20-30 sec.In another pan add 1 tsp oil add channa dal & saute.add green chilies & ginger then coconut fry for few sec.Transfer to grinder jar adding coriander leaves & rest of sauteed ingredients.without adding water pulse it.Later add little water & grind.For tempering add oil in a pan add mustard seeds channa dal then red chilies & finally curry leaves.then turn off a flame.take out chutney in a bowl add salt ..pour tempering on chutney & mix properly.Check seasoning.

 Tips :-Adjust chili as per your own taste buds. If using frozen coconut then thaw it.

Mixed Veg Soup


Healthy & delicious Soup prepared in one pot with lots of veggies.

Ingredients
Baby carrots 1/3 cup
Celery stalks 1/3 cup
Sweet corns 1/4 cup
Frozen/fresh Peas 1/4 cup
Green onions 1-2
Onion 1 medium chopped
Garlic 3-4 finely chopped
Bay leaves 1-2
Black pepper corns 2-3
Olive oil /any cooking oil 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Water/vegetable broth 4 cup
Method
Heat oil in a pot add bay leaves & black pepper corns,add onion green onion white part & saute .once it change color add garlic saute till raw aroma goes off .
Add all vegetables & salt sauteed for 5 minutes .add water once it start boiling & add green onion reduce heat to sim & let vegetables cook .check soup consistency & salt.remove bay leaves & pepper corns before serving.
Serve hot in a bowl.