I usually make this only when milk goes bad in my fridge. It’s a good way to repurpose spoiled milk. Now, many people have an ethical issue with this dish, namely, one eating milk solids from what one is usually supposed to throw out. However, I’d argue that paneer is something that Indians have been eating for a very long time, and the concept of cheese is literally prehistoric.
I used citric acid to tear the milk, because it is the most convenient. You could use lemons or any other acidic substance, but you’re going to need a lot of lime juice to get the job done.
I once had a friend who referred to paneer bhurji and egg bhurji along with Maggi noodles as ‘the stuff that keeps bachelors alive’. I’m going to say that my friend is probably right, but then this blog exists to make sure that you don’t have to exclusively depend on such food.
So, if you really wish to learn the absolute basics of bachelor cooking, let’s Go To The Kitchen.