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Try this two-ingredient mozzarella cheese at home (recipe inside)

Don't have mozzarella cheese for your pizza? Here's how you can make it at home.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 29, 2020 11:40:28 am
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The lockdown has surely taught us a lot of DIYs, whether it is skin and hair care or cooking tips. And we must admit that there is a certain joy in creating things from scratch. So if you are game for some simple DIY cooking, you are at the right place. Today, we will share a super simple way to make mozzarella cheese at home; and all you need are two easily available ingredients. Check out this recipe by MasterChef India runner up Neha Deepak Shah who keeps sharing easy recipes that can be tried at home.

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Mozzarella Cheese at HOME !!! Yes, you can make it. 2 Ingredients only The way this is different from paneer is that firstly you are using unpasteurized milk and for paneer the curdling temperature is usually higher. 1 litre Unpasteurized Milk (Not tetrapak or packet) You need the pure milk from a tabela or milk farm which hasn’t been boiled) 🌟I have used pasteurized milk because no fresh milk available here :( But with Unpasteurized milk the results will be epic. I have made this quite a few times in the past using UP Milk🌟 4 to 5 tbsp vinegar 🧀Start by warming the milk, you have to heat it only as much as you would to make dahi, check it with your finger and it should not be hot. Slightly higher than body temperature 🧀Start adding vinegar little by little and slowly stir the milk, add enough vinegar to curdle the full milk. 🧀You will see the curdled milk will come together and be stretchy and elastic 🧀Strain the curdled milk and then keep it in warm water for 2 mins and then keep stretching it. This will add elasticity 🧀Leave the cheese ball in salt cold water for minimum 30 mins or you can store it in salted water for upto 2 days. 🧀Grate it & enjoy it on your pizza or sandwiches. Make sure you squeeze enough water the the cheese before using by pressing it. #Cheese #Cheeselover #Homemade #Mozzarella #Pizza #Pizzalover #Lockdown #Quarantine #StayHome #Staystrong #recipe #easy #breakfast #masterchef

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Here’s what she said: “Mozzarella cheese at home!!! Yes, you can make it. Two Ingredients only. One way in which this is different from paneer is that firstly you are using unpasteurised milk. Also, for paneer, the curdling temperature is usually higher.”.

While she used pasteurised milk, she said the “results are epic” when the unpasteurised variety is used.

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Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients

1 litre – Unpasteurised milk (not tetra-pack or packet). You need pure milk from a tabela or milk farm which hasn’t been boiled.
4-5 tbsp – Vinegar

Method

*Warm the milk; you have to warm it only as much as you would to make dahi (it should be slightly higher than body temperature).

*Add vinegar, little by little, and slowly stir the milk. The milk should start curdling.

*You will see that the curdled milk will come together and be stretchy and elastic-like.

*Strain the curdled milk and keep it in warm water for two mins. Keep stretching it, this will increase elasticity.

*Leave the cheese ball in salted cold water for minimum 30 minutes or store it in salted water for up to two days.

*Grate and enjoy it on your pizza or sandwiches.

Pro tip: Make sure you squeeze enough water from the cheese before using by pressing it.

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