Masala Paneer- flavored Cottage Cheese

Hey everyone, Welcome to foodbymama- a homemaker’s guide for those who love food and cooking and basically everything about it. I try using the simplest ingredients to create finger- licking recipes for my family.

So this week, I had to pay a visit to my nutritionist who suggested me to add cottage cheese to my diet which I’m not much a fan of (well I find it too tasteless to eat raw)- and there comes my spice box to rescue. I added some of them to the milk right before curdling it. And problem solved! Here’s my 3 step guide of how you can try my trick and change the flavor with such ease-



Full fat milk-2 liter
Curd-250 gms
Fenugreek seeds -1/2 tsp
Roasted cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
Green chili(chopped) /Red Chili flakes-1/4 tsp
Black salt-1/2 tsp
How to make-

  1. Heat milk in a heavy bottom pan on high flame.When it starts boiling, add all the remaining ingredients except yogurt.
  2. Turn off the flame once it starts boiling and let it cool down for 2-3 minutes.Add yogurt to it and stir it constantly till it starts to curdle.
  3. Strain the excess water using a muslin cloth and hang it for 10-15 minutes for the remaining water to strain, if any. And voila! we have our masala cottage cheese ready.


You can add any other spices of your choice.


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