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Spoiled milk recipe

Sour Milk Recipe | Homemade Paneer

This recipe will show you how to deal with the spoiled milk and to make homemade cottage cheese.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: How to make Paneer, Sour milk, Spoiled milk, spoiled milk recipe
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Sumi

Equipment Required


  • 2 liter Milk (Recommended full fat milk)
  • ½ tablespoon Lemon Juice (vinegar is alternative)


Spoiled Milk Recipe | Homemade Cottage Cheese

  • Heat deep pan/ Kadai on medium flame
  • Pour milk in pan and wait till it starts boiling.
  • Add ½ of lemon juice to milk and wait for some more time
    Note: If your milk is already spoiled, then no need to add lemon juice.
  • After sometime, you can see the milk lumps are getting separated from water.
  • When you see the water clearly turn off the stove and allow it for 5 to 10 minutes to cool down.
  • Afterwards, take strainer and place the thin cotton cloth over it and pour the content slowly.
  • Allow the water to drain for few minutes.
  • Pour some fresh cold water to settle it and wash away lemon taste.
  • Gather the corners of cloth and squeeze the content till bottom.
    Tip: This will remove the excess of water from the content, repeat it 2-3 times.
  • Afterwards, tie a knot and keep it in plate.
    Tip: Make sure the knot is tight, this will remove the remaining water.
  • Place some heavy weight above the content and leave it for 10 hours.
    Note: Placing weight will not only help in squeezing the excess water but also give shape to the cheese.
  • Now place the entire setup in refrigerator.
    Tip: Refrigerator will allow the content to firm up, otherwise it will crumble easily while cutting.
  • After 10 hours, remove the content from fridge. You can see some water accumulated in bottom plate. Remove the cloth and untie the knot.
  • Now place the content on chopping board and cut into cube blocks. You can try many paneer recipes with this freshly home made paneer.
    Tip: This blocks can be used till week, just place it in box and refrigerate it.
    spoiled milk recipe


  1. You can use lemon juice as well as vinegar for this recipe.
  2. No need to add the above ingredients if your milk is already spoiled.
  3. Recommend to leave for resting during night, as it give longer duration. 
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