I read on another blog you can use cottage cheese to make a faux paneer. Since I couldn't find paneer at the store and really wanted saag paneer I decided to try making some. Original post: http://elekhni.com/2008/06/the-easy-way-make-paneer-from-cottage-cheese/
Cottage cheese added and heated.
Starts to appear to solidify...
This time anyway...
Looks like cottage cheese again!
Perhaps my mistake was in the heating step.
Should I try again another time?
Yum! Looks odd, tastes great.