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Can I give Paneer or Cottage Cheese to my Baby? | Homemade Paneer Recipe for Babies |  Paneer Recipes for Babies | How and when to give Paneer to Babies | The most common ingredient in every north Indian Cuisine is Paneer. It is that soft, tasty and munchy texture which makes it so popular amongst taste buds of every age and hence its texture makes it baby friendly too. For vegetarian babies it is the best source of Protein and Calcium. Paneer for Babies can be used in any kind of recipe and below you can find 5 Easy Paneer Recipes for Babies and Kids. Let us explore more into Paneer in this blog.

Paneer For Babies

Paneer For Babies

Paneer also known as farmer’s cheese/Cottage cheese and is made from milk by curdling it using lemon juice or vinegar. In doing so, milk changes its property and this farmer’s cheese is a wonder ingredient. It is the healthiest and tastiest option to make your little one intake calcium sufficiently if your baby is fussy about drinking milk! Best part, it is a weight gaining food too.

When Can I give Paneer to my Baby?

Paneer can be given to Babies above 8 months. Note that even Lactose Intolerant Babies can have paneer, cheese and few more milk products as these are structurally different and easy to digest.

 Health Benefits of Paneer for Babies:

  • Dairy Product rich in nutrition helps in enhancing growth
  • High protein keeps your baby energized
  • Calcium rich, Paneer is the best substitute to milk for cranky toddlers
  • For adults Paneer is known to control Blood Pressure and reduces the risk of Breast Cancer

How to make Paneer For Babies?

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Paneer for Babies Recipe Below:

Paneer For Babies

Paneer is one of the most sought after ingredient in almost every recipe in North Indian Cuisines. It is also a healthy and tasty diary product. Paneer for Babies can be made easily at home by cudling milk.

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Indian
Cuisine:Breakfast, Lunchbox, Snacks

Ingredients

1. Milk - 1/2 Litre

2. Lemon - 4-5 drops

Method

1. In a wide pan take milk and bring to a boil on medium flame.

2. Squeeze 4- 5 drops of lemon juice into it and stir well using a spatula by mixing continuously.

3. Rest the milk aside until it cools down completely. You can check that the milk curdles when cooled. Take a bowl with a strainer.

4. On a strainer, put a cheese cloth or any cotton cloth and strain the curdled milk.

5. Tie the mixture in the same cloth and squeeze out excess water. Wash this strained mixture by pouring water on the cloth to remove the sourness of the lemon.

6. Hang it on a tap vertically for an hour or two so that so that the remaining water drips off.

7.  Soft Paneer is now ready. You can make it into any shape as desired by keeping weight over it.

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Paneer For Babies

Paneer For Babies

Method of Making Paneer for Babies:

1. In a wide pan take milk and bring to a boil on medium flame.

Paneer For Babies

2. Squeeze 4- 5 drops of lemon juice into it and stir well using a spatula by mixing continuously.

Paneer For Babies

3. Rest the milk aside until it cools down completely. You can check that the milk curdles when cooled. Take a bowl with a strainer.

Paneer For Babies

4. On a strainer, put a cheese cloth or any cotton cloth and strain the curdled milk.

Paneer For Babies

5. Tie the mixture in the same cloth and squeeze out excess water. Wash this strained mixture by pouring water on the cloth to remove the sourness of the lemon.

Paneer For Babies

6. Hang it on a tap vertically for an hour or two so that so that the remaining water drips off.

Paneer For Babies

7.  Soft Paneer is now ready. You can make it into any shape as desired by keeping weight over it.

Paneer For Babies

How to make Paneer for Babies with 5 Paneer Recipes for Babies

5 Paneer Recipes for Babies and Kids

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1. Vegetable Paneer Puree – 8 months +

Along with protein power from paneer, vegetables adds on to the immunity provider and satisfaction to the hungry baby.

Ingredients required

  1. Carrot – ½ Small
  2. Peas – 2 Tbsp
  3. Potato – ½ Small
  4. Paneer – 1 Tbsp

2. Spinach Paneer Rice – 8 months +

“King of herbs” the Spinach, commonly known as “Palak” is a Calcium rich leaf with Milk Protein rich Paneer is combined with style for an instant recipe. An extremely nutritious and time saving meal for the parents to cook with rice or even with left over rice. It cools the body and energizes internally when consumed and delivers the right nutrition for the day.

Ingredients Required :

  1. Cooked Rice – 1/2 cup
  2. Paneer – 2 tbsp
  3. Spinach / Palak – 5-6 leaves
  4. Ghee/ Butter – 1 tsp
  5. Pepper – 1/4 tsp

3. Paneer Blocks – 8 months +

Paneer Blocks for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family

It can be a wonderful snack or finger food for babies and also a starter for a family lunch/dinner. It can be a great lunch box recipe for your school going kids too.

Ingredients Required :

  1. Paneer Cubes – 200gms
  2. Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  4. Pepper – 1/2 tsp
  5. Salt – 1/2 tsp (for babies above 1 Year)
  6. Curd – 2 tsp

4. Daliya Paneer Khichdi – 8 months +

Daliya Paneer Khichdi for Babies and Kids

Great for breakfast or lunch, khichdi is a traditional indian food given during ill health to babies, kids and adults. Make it during cough or cold and serve your child for that instant relief. A dollop of ghee is what makes it double nutritious. Daliya and Paneer is a rare but versatile combination.

Ingredients Required :

  1. Daliya – 2  tbsp
  2. Masoor dal- 1/2 tbsp
  3. Paneer – 2 tbsp finely shredded
  4. Ghee- 1 tsp
  5. Cumin powder- 1tsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1tsp
  7. Finely cut coriander
  8. Curry leaves – 5-6
  9. Warm water – 1 1/2 cup

5. Sweet Corn Paneer Chat – 12 months +

Sweet-Corn-Paneer-Chat_fi

Chatpata chaat recipe for your picky eaters. This chat or Masala Corn is sure to be wiped off in a jiffy. Combination of juicy sweetcorn, chewy paneer or cottage cheese and tangy tomatoes with little bit of spice will make your toddlers, kids or adults as well to wish for more.

Ingredients Required :

  1. Sweetcorn – 1 cup
  2. Paneer cubes – 100 gms
  3. Onion – 1/2 chopped
  4. Tomato – 1/2 chopped
  5. Butter / ghee – 1 tbsp
  6. Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  7. Chat masala – 1/4 tsp
  8. Amchur powder – 1/4 tsp
  9. Salt – 1 tsp
  10. Coriander leaves – for garnishing

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