In a Punjabi household, Paneer or cottage cheese preparation is a must, if one has guests coming over or for a grand meal at home on special occasions. This is one of the recipes, which comes to my rescue, when I have guest coming over for a meal at short notice or if I am making an elaborate meal and have many dishes to prepare that are time consuming. The recipe is quick to prepare and comes out well with little effort.
I learnt this recipe from my second guru, my sister. Over a period of time I have learnt to keep the recipes simple with fewer ingredients without compromising on taste. Most of the ingredients are always available at home, except Paneer or cottage cheese. Depending on the time available , I either buy Paneer from store or make it at home. I prefer to use as many fresh ingredients as possible, to avoid preservatives.