November 7th, 2010


Why Ask Whey?

brooksmoses brought over this excellent vegetarian Indian cookbook a while ago, so I have many things planned for dinner tonight. I'll make these lentil-based griddle cakes, and saag paneer, and this interesting spice-paste-stuffed roasted cauliflower thing. This morning I made the paneer. It seems to have worked well, but as 8 cups milk + 1 cup yogurt = about 8 or 10 ounces of paneer, I have vast quantities of whey left over.

What do you do with whey? I expect that as the protein has turned into cheese it won't work right for cooking with in place of milk. Might be good for oatmeal or things like that where you can use milk or water, as it is in some sense intermediate between the two -- I expect it'll make excellent chai. What else could I do with it?
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