I have grown up seeing my mother make chaana but had this idea that it would be a pretty difficult thing to do. All that was before I started making it. It is really easy and so worth the effort. Here is a quick tutorial on how to make chaana.
1 litre of milk (I use whole milk, but you can use low fat if you want)
Juice of one lime/ 2 to 3 table spoons of vinegar. Make sure that the vinegar you use does not have too strong a smell.
The big pot to boil the milk
A big piece of clean muslin cloth (I use a piece from an old sari of my grandma)
A big strainer
Another big pot where the strainer can be balanced
A hook in the kitchen from where the muslin cloth can be hanged
|Milk being heated|
|Milk fat and whey separating|
|The cheese hanging so that the remaining moisture drips out|