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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INSTANT POT CHOLE MASALA


This one-pot recipe for the authentic Chana Masala /CHOLE /CHICKPEAS can be made in the Instant Pot or stovetop Pressure Cooker. Chole Masala

Chole with bhatura is a popular combo but my daughter prefers with Jeera rice. Chole Masala is such a delicious and healthy dish. Chickpeas take very long to cook, hence they are perfect for pressure cooking.

Ingredients

1 cup chickpeas(soaked in water overnight)

4 tbsp Mustard Oil  or any cooking oil

2 Bay Leaves

3-4 Green Cardamom 

1 big Cardamom

1 Cinnamon Stick 

1 Big Onion finely chopped

1 tbsp Ginger garlic chilli paste(8 garlic /1″ ginger /2-3 green chilli)

2 Tomatoes Finely chopped

1 tbsp Chana Masala

Salt to taste

1 tsp Turmeric powder

1-2  tsp Red Chilli powder or to taste

1 tbsp Coriander powder

a handful of cilantro /coriander leaves

1 tsp Ghee (Clarified butter)

1 tsp Garam masala 

water 3 cup

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step by step method

Turn on Instant pot on Saute mode once its display hot add oil then once oil heat & smoke then add dry spices.

then add chopped onion and saute till it turns translucent

once onion becomes translucent add ginger garlic chilli paste and cook till raw aroma goes away

add all dry spices Turmeric powder Red Chilli powder Coriander powder and Chana Masala and saute.

then add chopped tomatoes and cook till it becomes soft.

add soaked chickpeas and mix well along with spices

add salt & water and the close lid put on pressure cook mode on high for 20 minute and whistle on sealing position.

once pressure release, the open lid put in on saute normal mode then add garam masala powder.

Must add ghee to enhance the flavour of curry. or you can skip this if you don’t like.

add a handful of chopped cilantro/coriander leaves.

boil your curry as per desired consistency

Serve with Jeera Rice /chapati and Instant Onion Pickle

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Pineapple cake with whipped cream Frosting


Whipped cream smothered between soft layers of sponge cake, soaked in pineapple syrup and topped with slices of pineapples and Maraschino cherries.

do check my Tres Leches Cake And check my other Cakes

First time on my hubby birthday I prepared cake and frost it .it’s like a birthday gift from my side. he always gives gifts on every occasion. I prepared some sweets or food he likes but this time I just want to Surprise him.and he was astonished.i will add pic at the end 🥰

Ingredients

1 package yellow Cake mix

1 tin Canned pineapple chunks

Maraschino cherries 10-12 (optional)

Toppings

Whipped Cream

1 cup heavy whipping cream

3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two 9-in. baking pan. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and read instruction behind the box and Follow it. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.Cool in pan on a wire rack 20 minutes.

When it cool, cut your cake in two equal half,spread the pineapple syrup on one, layer with whipped cream and the chopped pineapple. Cover with the other cake layer, sprinkle syrup and cover with cream all over.using star nozzle you can Decorate and with pineapple slices and Maraschino cherries chill And Serve Your Cake and Enjoy.

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Orange Pound cake


Pound cakes are one of the easiest things to bake. It’s one of those cakes you can just whip together and impress people with. You don’t even need a recipe to make one because the recipe lies within the name.

it calls for a pound of flour, a pound of butter a pound of sugar and a pound of eggs. That’s it.If that sounds like a lot of cake, you can cut the ingredients in half — so long as the ratio remains the same, that’s all that matters.

ingredients 

All Purpose  flour 1 1/4 cups 

Softened Butter or olive oil – 1 1/4 cups

Castor sugar 1 1/4 cups

Eggs 4

Baking powder 1 tsp

Orange juice 1/4 cup

Orange zest 1 tbsp

Orange extract 1 tsp (optional )

Method

Preheat oven to 350 f/ 180°C. Grease a loaf tin/bundt pan with some butter and dust with some flour.

Take butter in a mixing bowl and whisk with an electric beater till light. Add castor sugar gradually and whisk till fluffy.

Break in eggs, one at a time, and whisk. Add orange zest and orange extract / essence and whisk again.

Sift in the flour  stir and combine it into the batter.Add fresh squeezed Juice and incorporate.

Pour the batter into loaf tin or bundt pan and bake for 40 to 60 minutes or till toothpick or a knife inserted comes out clean. If you notice it is browning too much on the top, cover with foil.

Slice and Serve .

tips :- if using self raising flour then skip adding baking powder.

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Instant pot kheer


Instant pot kesari Kheer (Saffron flavor Rice Pudding)

kheer is one of the easiest traditional Indian desserts one can make ,it’s  Rich, creamy pudding-like texture and flavored with cardamom and saffron.

check my other recipes Seviyan kheer  Fruity & Nutty Kheer   Sabudana Kheer

Today On this auspicious ocassion of BasantPanchmi/Saraswati puja 🙏The festival marks the end of winter season and the onset of spring.Yellow foods are traditionally consumed during the festival 🙂 

Ingredients

2.5 Cup Fat free Milk Or milk of your choice

1/4 cup White Rice preferably small or medium grain, rinsed

1/2 cup Sugar (adjust to taste)

1/4 cup Mixed Nuts chopped or sliced (cashews, almonds, pistachios) (optional)

1 tbsp Raisins (optional)

1 tsp Cardamom powder

1/8 tsp Saffron (optional)

Method

Add all the ingredients in the instant pot steel insert. Close lid with vent in sealing position.

Set instant pot to PORRIDGE mode for 20 minutes on high pressure.

When instant pot beeps, let the pressure release naturally.Open Instant Pot and mix well. Rice pudding is ready. Serve warm or chilled.

If needed, to get the desired consistency, cook on SAUTE mode for 2-3 mins. Or add more milk, mix and let it boil for a minute.

Tips

If you have an extra sealing ring for sweet foods, use it.

Based on your preference, you can add sugar, nuts and raisins after pressure cooking too.