microwave paneer recipe
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paneer in microwave oven

Simple and Quick Method to prepare cottage cheese aka paneer in Microwave Oven. It does not require to keep the paneer hanging overnight.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: main course
Cuisine: indian
Servings: 150 to 200 grams paneer
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 to 2 tbsp white vinegar or 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice


  • Put the milk in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes.
  • Now add the vinegar or lemon juice to the hot milk. Stir the milk, so that the vinegar or lemon juice gets evenly distributed in the milk. Microwave again on full power for 1.5 or 2 minutes till the milk starts curdling.
  • Once the milk has curdled, you can remove the bowl from the microwave oven as it will continue to curdle even after you remove it.
  • Now strain the curdled milk.
  • The whey gets separated out and what remains is the curdled milk. This curdled milk is the paneer.
  • Bring together the paneer threads and keep on pressing with the back of the spoon so that all the whey strains out.
  • Continue pressing till all the whey is strained. Once all the water is strained out then cool for 5 mins.
  • Your paneer is ready to use for your favorite recipes like paneer butter masala, palak paneer, malai kofta, shahi paneer and kadai paneer recipe.