Sunday, February 8, 2015

Homemade Paneer (from ricotta cheese)

Paneer is that delicious cheese usually cubed and swimming in a lovely Indian curry.  I've seen it at Whole Foods for about $8 for the equivalent of maybe two servings.  I came across this "cheese hack" in a cookbook called Indian Home Cooking.

1 pound (16 oz) ricotta cheese

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.  Line a 9 x 5 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Evenly spread the ricotta cheese into the prepared pan.  Bake for 45 minutes until the cheese begins to brown and is firm.  The cheese will firm up further as it cools.  After cooling cut into cubes and use in your favorite paneer dish.

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