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 thoughts on “Cheese

    1. 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 slimĀ·y which was the only concern.

    1. 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.

  1. Thanx
    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?

  2. 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

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

  4. 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.

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

    1. 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.

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

  7. 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

    1. 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.

  8. 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

    1. 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.

  9. 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?

    1. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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

    1. 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.

  12. 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..!!

  13. 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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