Paneer with Herbes de Provence

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I continue my adventure with Indian Cuisine. Sonal is my fellow food blogger from Simply Vegetarian, that I admire a lot. Her recipes are always delicious and tempting and I like her kindness and generosity with others. I wanted to try her Paneer recipe, this famous cheese that I see very often beautifully presented alone or mixed with other foods.

I followed step by step Sonal’s recipe, but I just added Herbes de Provence for some different flavors.

Serve 1 cheese


  • 2 liters of full-fat milk
  • 1 tablespoon of herbes de Provence
  • 4 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • Muslin cloth or cheese cloth


  1. In a colander prepare and add properly the muslin cloth and set aside.
  2. In a large pan, heat the milk with the herbes of Provence to boiling temperature.
  3. When the milk is boiling, add the white vinegar.
  4. The milk starts to curdle (beautiful process).
  5. Pour the curdled milk into the muslin cloth and bring together the muslin cloth (do this process on the top of the big pan to collect the water).
  6. Start to squeeze the milk (be careful the milk is hot).
  7. Hang on a top of your faucet for 45 minutes.
  8. Remove from the faucet and put it on the top of clean kitchen towel.
  9. Now place a heavy weight on the top of the cheese, (I used a heavy jar), and set aside for 1 hour.
  10. Now the Paneer is ready.

We savor the Paneer with olives and olive oil, perfect & fresh with the flavor of herbes de Provence.

Bon Appétit.

Thank you Sonal for this recipe, now I can make it very often.

41 thoughts on “Paneer with Herbes de Provence

  1. Nancy

    Love this, Linda! Two of my favorite bloggers have collided to create a beautiful paneer. Your addition of herbes de provence creates a brilliant new recipe. xx

    • lapetitepaniere

      Thank you, Amanda 🙂 You’re an excellent cook and it is always a joy reading your stories and recipes with those delicious pictures. The paneer recipe is easy, the difficult part is to get a good quality of milk in Dubai (not easy)…Sonal’s recipe is beautiful with and easy and clear step by step. Have a lovely weekend!

  2. platedujour

    I’ve been crazy busy at work and with a few other things, but I’ve seen your beautiful cheese and today made some time to look at it again. My mom makes white cheese at home like that one, and it’s true that it delicious. Yours looks so rustic and noble Linda, and you should get a medal for this 🙂 Thank God tomorrow is Friday by the way 😀 and keep your fingers crossed on Monday at 12.15!! Xx

    • lapetitepaniere

      Marta, thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 I’m pretty sure your mom’s cheese is succulent and certainly made with fresh milk. I love this type of cheese, with herbs or black pepper. I wish you the best and cross fingers for Monday xxx

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