I've been wanting to make paneer (Indian cheese) for a while. I love eating it, that's for sure. A couple weeks ago, Sasha at Global Table Adventures made it in her "travel" to India, and then when I was watching Aarti Party with the kids this week, Aarti made it... The Girl decided she wanted to make it. Who am I to disappoint my Girl?
|Heating milk, stirring occasionally.|
|Adding the lemon juice|
|Hello, curds and whey! Call me Little Miss Muffett!|
|Squeezed and rinsed|
|Now this is just fun.|
Aarti tied it up and tied a wooden spoon or a small rolling pin and hung it for a while (I hung from the faucet) to get rid of some more whey.
Then, you press it under a couple heavy cans on a plate for about an hour and a half in the fridge. Sasha at Global Table used a fantastically fun combination of a watermelon sitting on top of a pot on top of the paneer. I just used a couple cans... And forgot to take pictures. Pour off any extra whey and use the paneer in your favorite Indian recipe. Resist the urge to gobble it up as is.
|Paneer all done!|