Jain Cheese


Ingredients :

  • 300 ml Milk
  • 3 Teaspoon Cornflour
  • 2 Teaspoon Milk Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Soda (Eno)
  • 1 Drop Cheese Essence (Check Ingredients Suitable for Jains)

Method :

  • Heat Milk, Salt, Soda and Corn Flour on a slow flame in a non-stick pan.
  • Keep stirring continously till it comes to a boil and thickens.
  • Add Milk Powder, Lemon Juice and Essence (if you need).
  • Stir well till a thick custard like paste is ready.
  • Switch off the gas and cool it to room temperature.
  • Transfer the mixture into a small container and set in the refrigerator.
  • After about an hour or two soft cheese is ready.
  • If you need to grate the cheese, set the cheese into freezer so that it is hard enough to grate.

Please do comment how it turned out.

64 comments for “Cheese

  1. alka
    August 29, 2013 at 12:37 AM

    cheese essence is not vegetarian, why to use ?

    • August 29, 2013 at 7:46 AM

      Hey Alka,
      I have not used cheese essence in this recipe coz I didnt get it. So I dont know wat is that made up of. Apologies.

  2. sheetal jain
    August 29, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    very impressive yaaa….hats offf for these mouth watering and delicious recipes.

  3. Payal
    August 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Will definitely try this… Thanks for sharing.

  4. R K Jain
    August 29, 2013 at 4:56 PM

    interesting …await for more latest pure jain recipe . thanks

  5. jignesh
    August 30, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    I will try it thank’s for sharing

  6. Reena
    August 31, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    I tried it but it has very sour taste

    • September 1, 2013 at 11:39 PM

      Hi Reena, make sure you use the right quantity of milk and citric acid. When we made, it turned out to be good which was the same as we clicked the picture above. Though it may be a little liquidy or slim·y which was the only concern.

  7. Helin Shah
    August 31, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    It’s yumm
    Thanx for the recipe

  8. Kamal Jain
    August 31, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    do you know what are the contents of cheese essence .

    • September 1, 2013 at 11:40 PM

      it could be just the flavour or the essense extracted from actual cheese. Actual Cheese should always be avoided as it it not Jain. Please refer to the essence content properly.

  9. Reena
    September 2, 2013 at 7:06 AM

    For your reply
    I used the right quantity of milk & citric acid but I want to know abt it’s taste is it exactly taste like market ? It was exactly like in the picture but taste is little sour?

  10. mokshali
    September 8, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    thanks a lot mam…finally my much awaited receipe has come…will definately try this and let u know how it turned out after padhyushan.i m so happy

  11. chandakotcher
    September 14, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    aacha hua ki ghar mai hi cheese bana sakate hai so easy kushi hui kuch naya sikhane ko mila

  12. Harshita shah
    September 22, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    I was desperately in need of this recipe …..thanks …will try it once

  13. Heena
    September 27, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Which milk powder?

    • September 30, 2013 at 11:35 PM

      Hello Heena, Ideally you can use any milk powder however we recommend using whole milk powder which tastes better than skimmed one.

  14. Khushii jain
    October 29, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    Nimbu k phool iz nt dun…cz evn nimbu k phool is nt to use

    • Shivani
      April 30, 2018 at 7:30 AM

      Can nimbu ka phool or tatri be used in jainism?
      If no, then whats the reason?

  15. rupa
    January 3, 2014 at 11:11 AM

    is milk powder needed?

  16. shalibhadra
    January 17, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    citric acid is “abhakshy” ..according to jain principles, it’s anantkaay.. so, we cant use it.. please provide it’s alternative..

    • January 23, 2014 at 1:42 AM

      Hi Shalibhadra, Apologise for not replying quickly. I have made the changes now. You can also use lemon juice.

  17. Rituchallani
    January 29, 2014 at 12:38 PM

    Tried the recipie n it was welcomed by the family happily, it can be made in the morning n consumed by evening so basi food ka chakkar hi nahi .thank you for this recipe.

  18. puneet jain
    March 7, 2014 at 11:04 AM

    Hi…Milk powder is abhakshya.is there any alternative?

    • March 7, 2014 at 2:08 PM

      Hi Puneet, I do not have an alternative for now. This recipe was provided during a session at Jain Derasar and should be fine.

  19. dinkal
    March 12, 2014 at 10:18 AM


    • March 14, 2014 at 10:56 PM

      No, It is not necessary and can be avoided.

  20. meghna
    March 25, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    Awosme thanks a lot my kids just love it

    • March 25, 2014 at 10:29 PM

      Thanks Meghna – Good to Know

  21. sonal
    April 26, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Cheees essence nevr available in market so wat vil I do….pls requst ….in wich store in Mumbai I vil get it

    • April 27, 2014 at 11:41 AM

      Hi Sonal, Cheese Essence is optional – infact even I have not used it either. I think it must be available in stores that sell International Products like Crawford market or HyperMart in Malad.

  22. May 22, 2014 at 6:43 AM

    Which type of container can b used to store it in refrigerator.?..steel wil do?

  23. May 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

    Thank u

  24. aloki shah
    May 30, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    hii i made it bt i nt found it to be salty wen made..! lets see hw ut come out after gtting freezed

    • May 31, 2014 at 10:04 PM

      Do Let me know how it turned out Aloki

  25. June 1, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    its sweet nd nt salty nd even very soft..! its like wen it is in freezer it seems to be like ice nd wen out in room tempreture its like hard jelly type ..! pls help me wat to do nd nt a yellowish color also nd it dosent melts also ..! it taste like little swet nd nt at all like cheese ..! help me out

    • June 8, 2014 at 2:41 PM

      Hey Aloki, Well it would never melt like a regular cheese that we get outside – This is only an alternative which can be as close to cheese as it gets. You may have added more Milk Powder – try adding less of it. Make sure you have taken the exact mesurements and have taken “teaspoons” and not tablespoons – both are different.

      If you find any other recipe let me know i can have it replaced.

  26. jinal
    July 18, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    hi dear waiting to try this, sounds really interesting

  27. avni
    July 22, 2014 at 11:07 AM

    Helo madam
    milk mai lemon juice dalte hai to vo phat nahi jayega milk plz reply I m waiting beacause I m going to try out today

    • July 22, 2014 at 7:12 PM

      Hi Avni, Cheese ke liye doodh ko phaadna hi padta hai – so it is okay to add lemon. We also add milk powder which is why whey doesnt separate out. Do let me know how this recipe turns out. I have heard mixed results.

      • avni
        July 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM

        It turned very nice it was perfect in taste

  28. avni
    July 24, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    Can you tell how to make brown gravy for punjabi dishes plz reply

  29. Vishal
    August 27, 2014 at 5:17 AM

    You said in one of the comments that actual cheese is not Jain – do you know what is the reason? Is the reason of the bacteria and cultures present in them or is it because it is non-vegetarian?

    • Jain Foodie
      August 27, 2014 at 11:08 AM

      Hi Vishal,

      Some of the cheeses contains rennet which is part of cow’s intestine – hence non-vegetarian. While other cheese may be called vegetarian but the process involves storing it for many days and years for maturing and better taste. This in turn also increases the amount of bacteria and cultures as you said.

      Hence, Ideally we should be avoiding all cheeses available in the market or make sure they are vegetarian before consuming it. The Alternative I have mentoned above is made and consumed on the same day.

  30. Kajal jain
    September 16, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Mere papa milk powder nae use karate Wht shld I do pls help me…..

  31. mahesh doshi
    February 4, 2015 at 6:09 AM

    excellent efforts in propagating Jain Food!! Heart-full compliments!!

  32. mahesh doshi
    February 4, 2015 at 6:11 AM

    how can i get jain food recipes by whats app?? pls let me know..

  33. Prachi Jain
    March 14, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    I dont have proper measurement for teaspoons n tablespoons so how to measure it.. I dont use milk powder so wen i add lemon the milk may curdle and form panner.. Plz guide me properly the receipe is bit confusing

  34. Prachi Jain
    March 15, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    I tried it today with the proper measurement but the cheese was white in color and the consistency was like curd.. I refrigerated and freezed it also but i dint freezed

  35. reetu jain
    September 17, 2015 at 11:50 AM

    will surely try but will it luk juss lyk shown in pic

  36. September 18, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    what is cheese essence and from which thing it is made up of?

    • September 18, 2015 at 8:43 AM

      Hi Smit,

      Cheese essense is usually vegetarian and suitabe for jains however you may have to check the contents before you buy. This is basically sourced from ingredients which tastes like cheese but not one.

  37. Hema Jain
    March 20, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    I know 50 to 60 types of gravies Specially Jain Gravies.

  38. Hema Jain
    March 20, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    I know how to make 50 to 60 types of gravies Specially Jain Gravies.

  39. harsh
    October 2, 2016 at 1:17 PM

    I have made this but it is not like cheese.
    So,please advice me to make it perfect.

  40. likhita
    November 23, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    was it cheese recipe

  41. Krupa
    May 3, 2017 at 12:40 PM

    What kind of milk is used?
    Tone or full cream

  42. Saloni
    May 6, 2017 at 12:35 PM

    it sounded interesting… but didn’t taste like cheese… it’s like white sauce without cheese..!!! my siblings say it’s like kadha (d one made of milk and atta)
    help me out..!!

  43. Saloni
    May 6, 2017 at 12:37 PM

    it sounded interesting… but didn’t taste like cheese… it’s like white sauce without cheese..!!! my siblings say it’s like kadha (d one made of milk and atta) I hv no idea wt to do..
    help me out..!!

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