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 Comments Add yours

  1. This is so awesome Linda and a pleasant surprise for me :). Paneer is so versatile and can be flavored in so many ways ! Herbs de Provence sounds delicious combination :).

    1. Sonal, thanks for your wonderful recipes and your awesome blog. Next time I will try Paneer with spinach, have a wonderful day 🙂

      1. Thanks my dear! Sharing it on my fb food blog wall :).

      2. Great 🙂 🙂 🙂

  2. What a wonderful post. I haven’t seen Sonal’s Paneer yet.

    1. Julie, this is a great recipe and Paneer is so versatile. You can see the step by step on Sonal’s recipe 🙂

  3. Hey nice twist to the traditional paneer. Sonal is a dear, isn’t she?

    1. Yes, Sonal is a very nice Lady 🙂 I’m very glad and I really enjoy the result!

  4. Looks great, love Sonal xx

    1. This is a superb recipe 🙂 🙂

  5. Nancy says:

    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

    1. Thanks Nancy 🙂 this is a great recipe and Sonal’s recipe is just beautiful. I love this type of homemade fresh cheese. Have a wonderful weekend xx

  6. Amanda says:

    This is beautiful. I love making paneer. It’s actually not terribly difficult. I want to try my hand at ricotta too! Gorgeous photo.

    1. 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!

  7. I love the idea of adding herbs into the paneer Linda 🙂 Gotta try it this way 🙂

    1. Thank you, Naina 🙂 It tastes very soft with just a little fragrance 🙂

  8. Beautiful Linda, I love paneer and have been meaning to try Sonal’s recipe also. I want to make Saag paneer one day soon. i love the addition of herbs de provence. How wonderful it must taste.

    1. Thanks Suzanne 🙂 Sonal’s recipe is just perfect with a lot of details and photos. The paneer was very nice and the herbes de provence bring a delicate flavor!

  9. Great idea Linda to make paneer flavored with herb de province! sounds delicious!

    1. Thank you, Indu:) A very nice cheese with a little flavor!

  10. Oooh, I’ve never tried making fresh cheese at home – this sounds wonderful and I love the idea of adding the Herbes de Provence! Thanks to you and Sonal for sharing this recipe.

    1. Margot, it is a very interesting experience and I really enjoy making paneer. You will not be disappointed at all and herbes de provence bring a French flavor to the cheese 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Farianti 🙂 Have a beautiful weekend!

  11. Delicious twist to paneer! Loving it 🙂

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 Have a nice weekend!

  12. The paneer looks lovely and would work with so many different meals. We get farm fresh milk and I’m sure your recipe would work beautifully with it. 🙂

    1. Thanks Laila 🙂 I agree with you, fresh milk directly from the farm will be fantastic.

  13. platedujour says:

    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

    1. 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

  14. Chhapan Bhog says:

    Wow… Here’s paneer sounds so interesting… It looks yummy and I am sure was delish too.. Gonna try soon… 🙂

    1. Thank you so much 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  15. skd says:

    Nice variation to the standard paneer , Linda 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, SKD 🙂 Have a superb weekend!

  16. Afie says:

    What a neat idea! It looks great and I bet tastes great too.

    1. Thank you for your nice comment, Afie 🙂

  17. safiasafoa says:

    fakartini fih ya3tik essaha 🙂

  18. safiasafou- says:

    superbe recette bravo 😉

    1. Issalmek ya Safounette xxx

  19. Perfect looking paneer. Brought back nostalgic memories of when my Mom made them (written/pronounced panir in Farsi). 😛

    1. Thank you so much, Fae 🙂 It was a really nice experience Making Panir, homemade cheese always tastes better…Have a wonderful week 😉

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