Diabetes Recipes

Low-Fat Cheese (Paneer)

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Ounces

Makes: 12 Serving(s)


Amount Per Serving


Calories: 58


Total Fat: 2g


Saturated Fat: 2g


Cholesterol: 10mg


Sodium: 10mg


Total Carbohyrdates: 1g


Dietary Fiber: 0g


Protein: 8g


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This Recipe Makes: 12 Serving(s)

What you'll need

  • 4 L low-fat (1%) milk
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

Instructions

  • Step 1
    In a large pot over Medium heat, add milk.
  • Step 2
    Bring milk to a boil slowly, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 3
    Add lemon juice.
  • Step 4
    Stir until milk curdles and lumps begin to settle to the bottom of the pot; about 5 minutes.
  • Step 5
    Remove the pot from the stove and let stand for 5 minutes.
  • Step 6
    Place large strainer lined with cheesecloth in a pan or set in sink.
  • Step 7
    Pour curdled milk into lined strainer to drain off liquid.
  • Step 8
    Use cheesecloth to shape curds into a ball, then wrap the cheesecloth around it and place on the bottom of the strainer.
  • Step 9
    Place a heavy pan on the cheesecloth to press out the liquid gently; about 20 minutes.
  • Step 10
    Cut into 1 inch (2.54 cm) cubes.
  • Step 11
    TIP 1) Paneer is a popular cheese used in many North Indian dishes like spinach paneer or paneer burji. Regular store bought cheese is made with full fat milk and is high in fat. To keep the fat content low, use 1% milk rather than homogenized (3.25%) milk.
  • Step 12
    TIP 2) This is a fresh cheese, so it is best to store in the refrigerator and eat within a few days of making or it can be frozen.
  • Step 13
    TIP 3) Making homemade low fat paneer does take time but it will be lower in fat, have less additives and no added salt.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Meats & Meat Substitutes: 1