Jason (jcreed) wrote,
Jason
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Continuing in the vein of somehow-indian-related food-preparation, I noticed that paneer is, in principle, an absurdly easy-to-make fresh cheese. So I tried.

1.5 cups milk, brought nearly to a boil, and then I turned the heat down and very slowly added lemon juice while stirring constantly. In one magic moment (after I think about four minimal ~1tsp sloshes of lemon juice from the bottle) the milk curdled and separated. I threw it in a cheesecloth and squished it around a bit to get more whey out, and lo and behold, cheese:

It really didn't taste like much of anything, even with hot sauce on it (pictured). I imagine this is why people fry it.
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