Cottage cheese


Preparation info
  • Makes about

    400 g

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Tekebash & Saba: Recipes from the Horn of Africa

By Saba Alemayoh

Published 2023

  • About

This is usually served in a similar way that yoghurt is with Indian curries, as an accompaniment to spicy meat dishes such as Keyih sebhi.


  • 4 cups (1 litre) fresh whole milk
  • ¼ cup (60


In a heavy-based saucepan, bring the milk to a gentle simmer. It should be foamy and steamy and read 85°C (185°F) on a thermometer.

Slowly pour in the lemon juice and stir until the milk separates and curds begin to form. This should take 5–7 minutes. Leave the heat on low.

Lay a piece of cheesecloth (muslin) in a colander with a bowl underneath and pour the mixture on top. Set