### [Here's my Mutter Paneer recipe and my method on making paneer from scratch](http://imgur.com/a/60BPG)
### Source
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### Ingredients
All the steps and ingredients are in the photo series (link above) 
### Ingredients and Steps


### Picture
[Finished product](http://i.imgur.com/dtgGzoK.jpg)To make the paneer, all you need to milk (whole fat), a lemon or two (or white vinegar) and some cheese cloth

![1](http://i.imgur.com/ljvvwwr.jpg)

Bring the milk to boil in a large pan

![2](http://i.imgur.com/Vb709CGh.jpg)

Squeeze enough lemon juice to make about 1/4 cup of juice - My mum has just told me you can use tartaric acid if you don't want a lemon tang to the paneer. You can also use white vinegar.

![3](http://i.imgur.com/P776qzPh.jpg)

Stir the milk to make sure it boils at an even temperature and doesn't develop a skin

![4](http://i.imgur.com/cKIpVKxh.jpg)

When the milk starts to boil, pour in the lemon juice and take off the heat

![5](http://i.imgur.com/mFcEWr7h.jpg)

Stir, stir, stir - It curdles and creates Curds & Whey (not the prettiest part of the process)

![6](http://i.imgur.com/DEjvm3Bh.jpg)

Strain the curds

![7](http://i.imgur.com/B79s685h.jpg)

Squeeze out extra moisture

![8](http://i.imgur.com/Uaq1TLPh.jpg)

Squeeze some more

![9](http://i.imgur.com/D1yW0YHh.jpg)

...and squeeze more!

![10](http://i.imgur.com/upQeEkXh.jpg)

Voila, you have paneer.  I like to put mine in the fridge overnight to get really firm, but it can be used within 30 mins of squeezing, too.

![11](http://i.imgur.com/n8Vgaplh.jpg)

Here are all the ingredients for the mutter paneer

![12](http://i.imgur.com/zmWmuaSh.jpg)

I used 2 tsps of coriander powder, 2 tsps of cumin seeds, 1 tsp of cumin powder, 2 green cardamom pods

![13](http://i.imgur.com/8qDIX9ch.jpg)

Also added some chilli, a bay leaf, grated ginger, coriander seeds, some curry leaves, 2 cloves, 4 black peppercorns and a cinnamon stick - I also put in some garlic but forgot to put that in the picture!  The ground spices here are turmeric and smoked paprika. 

![14](http://i.imgur.com/HJ8dJNfh.jpg)

Fry the onions, ginger & garlic with all the whole spices on a low heat.

![15](http://i.imgur.com/6VkBfcmh.jpg)

Slice the paneer and cut into small, bite sized pieces.  A hot knife helps with the slicing.

![16](http://i.imgur.com/xNo9NJoh.jpg)

Fry the paneer till golden.

![17](http://i.imgur.com/D7kD4aah.jpg)

Add the ground spices in to the onion mixture and fry it some more

![18](http://i.imgur.com/9l15mfDh.jpg)

Add paneer, tomatoes and peas to the onion spice mix with a cup of water

![19](http://i.imgur.com/U6blXU1h.jpg)

Bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 mins.  Serve with basmati rice or rotis.

![20](http://i.imgur.com/j4XvHknh.jpg)

Serve it up!

![21](http://i.imgur.com/dtgGzoKh.jpg)