This is definitely not the softest or the best paneer you will ever find.
So, what is so special about it, you ask?
Well, this is the first-ever paneer I have made in all of my life, with my own hands, at home, with simple ingredients from my kitchen. So, it definitely is special.
No one in my family has ever made paneer. I am glad I decided to break the status quo.
This is definitely not the last time I’m going to be making it.
I did goof up while making the paneer, and did not get the quantity of end result that I should have, but that doesn’t matter at all. It is still waaaayyyy better than store-bought cottage cheese.
The thing is I *did* it, and happily so. There is joy in seeing the whey separate from the milk, of seeing a beautiful lump of paneer take shape out of the liquid. For that joy, I am so doing this all over again.
I might take several more tries to get it perfect, but I’ve started, and I am glad about it. From herbed paneer to masala paneer, the possibilities are endless.