Where to buy Paneer in Cambridge/Somerville?
Trader Joe's used to sell fresh blocks of paneer, but they haven't had them in stock for ages. I tried the frozen cubes-in-a-tub sold at the Indian market in Davis Square and discovered them to be freezer burned, dry, and bland (all at the same time! Ugh!) Any sources in the area for the fresh stuff?
Any updates on where to get paneer in the Cambridge/Somerville area? Russo's doesn't stock it regularly and the version at Whole Foods I found was $9 for a relatively small amount. Looks like Shalimar might be the best option, but I'm hoping there might be a few more options now.
Shalimar (indian market in central square) has it in the refrigerator case (vacuum-packed blocks, I can't remember the size offhand). I personally don't find them necessarily better or worse than making it at home--which is indeed easy, but not as easy as slicing up a premade one! If I'm going to use it in a sauce, homemade is nice because it's softer; if you're going to fry it, the premade block is easier, because it's firmer (at least more so than when I make it)