Paneer, a soft and fresh cheese, is a popular ingredient used in North Indian cooking. Go to a restaurant and vegetarian options are mostly restricted to paneer, mushroom and baby corn. Of the three, paneer is my personal favourite and it is surprisingly easy to make.
Mascarpone cheese is hard to find in the market and even if you find, its way.. way.. too expensive. The only other option to beat the price heat is to make this cheese at home. Below is the method I followed to make one at home, and the cheese has been the best I have ever tasted. My efforts paid off when I finally succeeded, that too at first attempt itself.
Paneer is Indian cheese and it is used for making a wide range of delicacies ranging from curries and fried snacks to sweets and stuffed parathas. It is easily available in the stores, but fresh paneer can be prepared at home by following the below mentioned procedure.