This simple topping is excellent on fruit salads. It’s best fresh. After a day or two, you may need to thin it with whey, milk, or water, and blend it again.
1 cup paneer
1⁄3 cup milk (either whole or 2%)
1 teaspoon honey (or sweetener of your choice)
1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
Blend until smooth. Add more milk for a thinner consistency, as desired. For variety, substitute fresh fruit such as strawberries or mango for the sweetener, or try blending in a few dates and ground almonds.
Simple Fruit Salad:
Chop your favorite fruit up into bite sized chunks, mix together, and place a dollop of paneer whip on top.
Petra Heinze is a native of Germany who spent several years as head cook in an ashram before going to India to learn from professional cooks, Ayurvedic physicians, and yoga practitioners. She draws on traditional family recipes and her knowledge of spices to create dishes with the distinct flavors and health-promoting qualities of Indian vegetarian cooking.