In last couple of weeks there were 2 instances where milk got spoilt. In the first case I made butter milk out of it. But then next week again when milk was spoilt, I had a good stock of buttermilk since we were sick n did not consume buttermilk regularly! There was about half ltr of milk and looking at the work I had, decided to throw it with heavy heart. But did not do it immediately.
After sometime when I returned to kitchen got this idea of preparing paneer from this milk. I went through couple of blogs, which spoke about making paneer from scratch. Since I was already halfway through the process and the milk was warm, took a thin cloth and strained the milk. Discarded all the water. Poured some cold water on it to remove any traces of milk that might have remained. Tied it and hung/rested for about 2hr for any water to come out. After that when I opened the knot n transfered to a bowl n refrigerared for a day. I was still in doubt about using this. Next day I could see crumbled texture and was very happy. Decided to use it in paneer burji the following morning n results were very satisfying.
Finally I am happy for not wasting food and making best use of it n discovering something new(only to myself). If you want to know how I made burji here is the recipe.
- Onion – 1
- Tomato- 1
- Capsicum- 1
- Coriander leaves – few
- Green chilly- 2
- Oil – 3tsp
- Cumin- 1/4tsp
- Chilly powder- 1tsp
- Salt to taste
- Garam masala- 1tsp
- Turmeric powder- 1/2tsp
Method of preparation-
- Firstly chop onion, tomato, capsicum into small pieces. I have taken all of them big sized ones. If you want you can use more or less
- Also chop green chilly n coriander leaves into tiny pieces
- Take a pan, add oil, jeera. Once spluttered add onion and fry till golden brown.
- Next add tomatoes n continue to fry. Once tomatoes turn mushy add salt, garam masala n chilly powder, turmeric powder.
- Fry for few min. Then add capsicum, cover n cook for 5min.
- Once done add crumbled paneer and coriander leaves. Cook for 2min.
- Serve with roti, dosa or rice.